The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

February 5, 2017 – 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Talmon Hertz Legacy Series Family Concert

Beautiful Native American story brought to life in music

About The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

The story of a young Native American girl who has a deep affinity for wild horses is vividly brought to life with music and narration. Based on the award-winning children’s book of the same name by Paul Goble with music by Bruce Adolphe, this work is both joyful and noble. Premiered by Boston Musica Viva, toured by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other organizations in the U.S., The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses makes its Alberta premiere performed by two of Calgary’s finest ensembles, Cantaré Children’s Choir and Land’s End Ensemble.

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 but created with the entire family in mind.


  • Come early to visit the craft room and other activities one hour before each show.
  • Stay after for a free juice and cookie reception.
  • Meet all the performers for autograph signing after the show!


Cantaré Children’s Choir
Land’s End Ensemble
Bruce Adolphe, composer
Paul Goble, author


Cantaré Children's Choir

Cantaré Children’s Choir

About Cantaré Children’s Choir

Cantaré Children’s Choir was formed in 1997 by Founder / Artistic Director Catherine Glaser-Climie to enrich the lives of children through the power and wonder of music. Cantaré’s commitment to training young voices and the development of comprehensive musicianship skills and literacy is evidenced by the breathtaking magic of their performances and extensive range of choral repertoire at the highest artistic level. Dedicated to educating, nurturing and providing opportunities for children to express their artistic abilities, the choir is thrilled to have performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Calgary Opera, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Chorus, Calgary Civic Symphony, Grammy-award-winning Bob Carlisle, and the Banff International Television Festival. This unique program offers four ensembles to meet the needs of differing ages and backgrounds. Cantaré has earned the highest critical acclaim and an international reputation for excellence evidenced by numerous awards and invitations to perform at prestigious events abroad and with Calgary’s finest professional ensembles.

Cantaré Children’s Choir website


Land's End Ensemble

Land’s End Ensemble – photo by Bo Huang

About Land’s End Ensemble

Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano; Vincent Ho, Artistic Director) is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music by Canadian and international composers, and to performing landmark chamber works of the 20th and 21st centuries. LE Ensemble is continually creating legacy projects with living composers. The most recent LE Centrediscs release, Gravity and Grace, won a Juno Award and a Western Canadian Music Award in the category of Classical Composition of the year (2014) for the work Field Notes by Allan Gordon Bell. This work was composed for LE Ensemble and James Campbell.

“If you want to see a contemporary music ensemble perform provocative, brilliant and relevant work, with an eye for the narrative, then look no further than this bold ensemble that does it all” – Calgary Herald

Land’s End Ensemble website

Concert Co-Sponsor

Nulli Identity Solution Architects



Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door.