Wild West New Music Ensemble

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Melanie Leonard New West Music Ensemble

Melanie Leonard New West Music EnsembleThe Wild West New Music Ensemble is Calgary’s newest professional chamber music ensemble. Specializing in the contemporary classical repertoire and led by emerging conductor Mélanie Léonard, this ensemble is comprised of some of Calgary’s top professional musicians, most of whom occupy positions in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wild West’s mandate is to promote and perform innovative repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as the works of contemporary Canadian composers. As Calgary’s first professional ensemble of its size to focus on the contemporary canon, Wild West fills an important role in developing Calgary’s musical scene by contributing to its cultural richness, vibrancy, and artistic innovation. Furthermore, Wild West aims to entertain and educwildWestLogo-sqate an expansive and varied audience by introducing them to music they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Through atypical concert settings, its flexible size and playful approach, Wild West is sure to intrigue, entice and entertain even the most skeptical of listeners.

www.wildwestensemble.com

May 4 2016  | Jack Singer Concert Hall
October 1, 2015, |  Eckhart-Gramatté Hall
May 16 2015  |  Inspiration Stage, Telus Spark

Musicians:

Donovan Seidle, violin

Donovan Seidle, violin

Donovan Seidle is a versatile musician – equally comfortable performing in the concertmaster chair o[...]

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Originally from Rochester, New York, violinist Lenora Cox Leggatt began studying at age 7 and made h[...]

Rafael Hoekman, cello

Rafael Hoekman, cello

Hailed by the Toronto Star as a “young musician with a bright future” and noted for his “spirited an[...]

Marcin Swoboda, viola

Marcin Swoboda, viola

Violist Marcin Swoboda has loved and practised music since he was four years old and, like any good [...]

Jean Landa, oboe

Jean Landa, oboe

Jean Landa has held the position of Principal Oboe with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra since 197[...]

Patrick Staples, bass

Patrick Staples, bass

A three-time national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, Patrick holds a Bachelor's degree [...]

Stan Climie, bass clarinet

Stan Climie, bass clarinet

Stan Climie is regarded as one of the foremost performers of the modern bass clarinet repertoire. He[...]

Michael Hope, bassoon & vocals

Michael Hope, bassoon & vocals

Michael Hope is an award-winning vocalist and musician who loves to perform for the simple joy of ma[...]

Adam Zinatelli, trumpet

Adam Zinatelli, trumpet

One of Canada’s most prominent trumpet players, Adam Zinatelli is Principal Trumpet of the Calgary P[...]

Laurie Matiation, horn

Laurie Matiation, horn

Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Laurie is currently Third Horn with the Calgary Philharmonic Orch[...]

Kyle Eustace, Percussion

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