Guest Artist – Dame Evelyn Glennie
For two decades, Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble has captivated audiences with its high-calibre performances and innovative programming. With over a 100 Canadian works premiered by the Ensemble, it has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed ensembles. To celebrate its 20th Anniversary season, world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie – winner of over 80 international awards including the Grammy Award and the Polar Music Prize – will be joining the Ensemble for this gala concert. This special event, presented by MRU Soundscape Series, will feature new works composed
especially for this occasion by many of today’s award-winning Canadian composers, while showcasing Ms. Glennie and Land’s End Ensemble performing together for the first time.
The Ensemble is also proud to release Friday, May 26, 7:30pm its 20th Anniversary CD on this occasion.
Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – Markings (for piano trio) world premiere
Luna Pearl Woolf (CAN/USA) – <New work for percussion and cello>
Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – <New work for solo percussion>
James Keane (UK) – Piece for Dance (percussion and tape)
Arvo Pärt (EST) – Spiegel Im Spiegel (cello and piano)
Omar Daniel (CAN) – STELCO (for percussion and piano) world premiere
Derek Charke (CAN) – <New work for percussion and violin>
Vincent Ho (CAN) – Kickin’ It 2.0 (for drum-kit and piano trio) world premiere