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Land's End Ensemble Guest Artists

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Cédric Blary has been an active performer in the Calgary music scene for over 25 years on clarinet, saxophone and as a singer with the local a cappella group the Heebee-jeebees. He has performed with the CPO, the RDSO, Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music, Theatre Calgary, Stage West and with many local jazz and folk artists. Cédric has also appeared as a clarinet soloist with the Prime Time Big Band, the Fox Big Band, Alberta Winds, numerous choirs and as a part of the 2019 Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show. He holds a B.Mus from the University of Calgary in clarinet performance and is currently enjoying a freelance career that spans many musical genres. 

 

Having appeared on over 40 commercial recordings, (two of which were Juno nominated), he also performs with many local artists including the Heebee-jeebees, Over The Moon, the Bow Djangos, the Red Hot Hayseeds, the Polyjesters, Steve Pineo, Mark Limacher and Heather Blush. Cédric is also a committed educator, teaching clarinet in schools and privately in the Calgary area.

Hailed by the Calgary Herald as “outstanding”, Sara Hahn-Scinocco is currently the Principal Flutist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to accepting her post with the Calgary Philharmonic in 2006, Sara performed briefly in the position of Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and she completed a three-week tour of Japan and Hong Kong with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2002. As a soloist, Sara has also performed throughout Canada, the United States and Brazil as a guest of the Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival in 2007. In April 2016, she performed the world premiere of “The Daughter of Elysium” for flute, orchestra and chorus, composed by Canadian composer Arthur Bachmann with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. In 2018, she performed the world premiere of “Sea Dreams”, this time written by Canadian composer Peter Togni, with fellow flutist, Sarah Gieck MacDonald and local choral phenom, Luminous Voices under the direction of Timothy Shantz. This live performance is the featured work on Luminous Voices’ Juno Nominated album entitled “Sea Dreams”. Sara has been active as a flute teacher and coach across Canada for close to three decades. She has been invited to teach and perform at universities throughout Canada, including Lethbridge, Calgary, Victoria, Toronto and Winnipeg and was the guest artist for the Syrinx Flute Festival in 2015. Sara is proud to be a co-founder and active member of the Green Banana Flute Studios, an innovative teaching and performing collaboration. She graduated with honours from the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor in Music Performance under internationally renowned flutist, Susan Hoeppner.

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