CONCERTS

LAND’S END ENSEMBLE

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Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:30pm

CALGARY NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT and SEASON LAUNCH
Festival Hall
1215 10 Ave SE
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Guest Artist – Ben Reimer, percussion

Vincent Ho (CAN) – Morning Song
Alexina Louie (CAN) – Out of Night, Birdsong Derek Charke (CAN) – Tree Rings
Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – 29/39 SA in motoric vorticular cubistic cuts
Vincent Ho (CAN) – Burn (from Kickin’ It 2.0)

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We are thrilled to be part of this year’s “New Music Festival” hosted by New Works Calgary! Come join us as we cel-ebrate our season launch featuring per-formances by Land’s End Ensemble with guest percussionist Ben Reimer. Also included is the release of our latest CD “Kickin’ It 2.0,” and the special showing of a new LE music video, created by award-winning director Emil Agopian.

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Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30pm

DEDICATION
cSpace King Edward
1721 29 Ave SW

Co-curated by Alexina Louie
6:45pm – Pre-concert chat with Alexina Louie and Allen Gordon Bell
Guest Artists – Marcin Swoboda, violin/viola  &  Laura Reid, violin
Guest Composer – Alexina Louie and Allan Gordon Bell

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In celebration of her 70th birthday year, we are thrilled to present award-winning Canadian composer Alexina Louie as our curator for this opening concert of the season. Featured on this program are a collection of Ms. Louie’s works complemented by those of other composers she has specially chosen: John Rea, Johannes Brahms, Chen Yi, and Luciano Berio. Also featured are the premieres of new works by Ms. Louie and Calgary’s own Allan Gordon Bell as part of a special commission by the Glenbow Museum.

Luciano Berio (ITL) – Duetti (selections)
Alexina Louie (CAN) – Out of the Night, Birdsong (world premiere)
Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – 29/39 SA in motoric vorticular cubistic cuts (world premiere)
Alexina Louie (CAN) – Bringing the Tiger Down the Mountain II
Alexina Louie (CAN) – Pond Mirrors Bright Sky – Wild Horse Running
John Rea (CAN) – Las Meninas (selections)
Chen Yi (CHN/USA) – Memory
Johannes Brahms (GER) – Intermezzo, Op.119, No. 1 Alexina Louie (CAN) – Falling Through Time

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30pm

SANCTUARY
Rozsa Centre, U of C

Co-curated by Jocelyn Morlock
6:45pm – Pre-concert chat with Jocelyn Morlock and David Eagle
Guest Artists – Dean O’Brien, viola and Laura Reid, violin
Guest Composers – Jocelyn Morlock and David Eagle

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Considered one of Western Canada’s most celebrated composers, Jocelyn Morlock has established herself as an important voice of her generation and a tireless supporter of our musical culture. In celebration of her 50th birthday year, she has put together this special concert that highlights her musical gifts and curatorial talents. Works include those by Ms. Morlock, Bekah Simms,
Salina Fisher, Kaija Saariaho, and Toshio Hosokawa. Will also be presenting the world premieres of new works by Ms. Morlock and Calgary’s own David Eagle.

David Eagle (CAN) – Altered States (world premiere) Jocelyn Morlock (CAN) – Asylum
Kaija Saariaho (FIN) – Sept Papillons
Bekah Simms (CAN) – Salvation (what was needed most)
Jocelyn Morlock (CAN) – Vulpine
Toshio Hosokawa (JPN) – Memory – In memory of Isang Yun
Salina Fisher (NZL) – Torino
Jocelyn Morlock (CAN) – Speedway (world premiere)

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 7:30pm

WAYS OF ESCAPE
Bella Concert Hall
Mount Royal University

Co-curated by Randolph Peters

6:45 – pre-concert chat with Randolph Peters and Vincent Ho

Guest Artists – Brett Polegato (baritone), Luminous Voices
Guest Composers – Randolph Peters, John Estacio and Bramwell Tovey

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In partnership with Mount Royal University, we are excited to present this special concert curated by acclaimed Canadian composer Randolph Peters, as part of his 60th birthday celebration. For almost four decades, Mr. Peters’ has had a long and illustrious career as a composer and curator, whose contributions have impacted Canadian music in
far reaching ways. This event was carefully created by Mr. Peters to highlight the extraordinary talents of all artists involved. Featured will be works of John Estacio, and Mary Kouyoumdjian, as well as the world premieres of new works by Mr. Peters, Bramwell Tovey, and Vincent Ho, all written for this celebratory event.

John Estacio (CAN) – Aria
Bramwell Tovey (CAN/UK) – Aria (world premiere) Vincent Ho (CAN) – <New work> (world premiere)
Randolph Peters (CAN) – Violinmaker’s Lament Mary Kouyoumdjian (ARM/USA) – Moerae
Randolph Peters (CAN) – Ways of Escape (world premiere)

News

We are thrilled to announce the release of our first music video “Twister”

, by Vincent Ho and directed by Emil Agopian, is featured on www.icareifyoulisten.com! Much thanks to our musicians, guest artists Ben Reimer (drum set) and Karl Hirzer (conductor), recording engineer Zana Warner, producer Chris Sandvoss, and the entire LE team!

Here are the links: https://bit.ly/2pXTmks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86pj4Ax66nE

Our upcoming CD release has been included in CBC’s “Fall 2019 Guide: 17 Albums Need to Hear: https://bit.ly/2VA5Zy6

And finally, we are excited to share with you the news of our latest project with the Glenbow Museum! Canadian composers Alexina Louie, Allan Gordon Bell, and Jocelyn Morlock have been commissioned to compose works inspired by the paintings of Sybil Andrews. These works will be recorded for future commercial release and will be premiered this season as part of Glenbow Museum’s Sybil Andrews exhibition. First performance: October 19, 2019 (private event). More performances will follow during this season.

Big congratulations to the winner of our 17th Annual Composer Competition, Tze Yeung Ho, whose work “shullamite” took home the first prize!

Congratulations also to our 2nd and 3rd place winners, Brendan Bevan and Alyssa Aska for their fine work!

Working on the compositions was very rewarding for us and we are grateful for all the support and interest in the competition, including record-high submissions!

Congratulations to Emilie Cecilia LeBel, the 2016 winner of the Land’s End Composer’s Competition!

Emilie will receive a $1500 commissioning prize upon completion of a new piano trio for the Land’s End Ensemble.  The new composition will be premiered next season.

Second prize was awarded to August Murphy-King.  Joshua Denenberg was awarded third prize as well as the Audience Choice Award.  Congratulations to all!