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Hatzis is Composer in Residence for Evmelia International Music Festival

Christos Hatzis is visiting his hometown Agria-Volos, Greece this week, where he is the featured Composer-in-Residence for the 2013 Evmelia International Music Festival. The festival is presenting an all-Hatzis concert at the Cultural Center of the Porphyrogenis Foundation on Friday 26 April. The programme will feature several Hatzis works, including works for piano trio, Dance of [...]

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Sea Gongs by Farr Features in Strasbourg

One of Gareth Farr's best known orchestral works From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs was featured in a recent concert presented by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg with conductor Takuo Yuasa at PMC Erasmus Hall, Strasbourg, France on 27 March 2013. The first part of Farr’s work, ‘The Invocation of the Sea’ was performed [...]

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Lilburn: Volume 4 Reviewed on Radio New Zealand Concert

Douglas Lilburn: Complete Piano Music, Volume 4 was reviewed on Radio New Zealand Concert: "One of the most important recording projects in New Zealand's history… Lilburn’s piano music, as revealed in this complete survey, has proven to be a treasure trove. Even in some of the brief pieces, Lilburn’s idiomatic writing for the instrument and his [...]

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Violinist Lara St. John Premieres Works by Psathas

Star violinist Lara St. John premiered two newly arranged works for violin and piano by John Psathas at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA on Sunday 10 March 2013. St. John commissioned Psathas to transcribe and arrange two Greek songs for her new recital programme, which features [...]

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WORLD PREMIERE: Sky Dancer - Symphonic Storytelling

Gareth Farr’s new symphonic work Sky Dancer is to premiere as part of the Captial E National Theatre for Children’s Arts Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, 11-15 March 2013. The new work – inspired by New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera’s novel of the same name – is a collaborative work for orchestra and children’s theatre group. The [...]

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Tongues of Fire for Brass Orchestra Premieres

A new arrangement of Christos Hatzis’ Tongues of Fire for solo percussion and brass orchestra was premiered by the Hannaford Street Silver Band conducted by James Gourlay. The performance featured soloist Beverley Johnston and took place at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Canada on 10 February 2013. The [...]

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View From Olympus by John Psathas Features in Germany

The Jenaer Philharmonic in Germany welcomes the music of John Psathas this week with a performance of his monumental double concerto View from Olympus. The performance will feature soloists Berkeley C. Williams (percussion) and Camelia Sima (piano) with the orchestra’s newly-appointed conductor and music director Marc Tardue. The concert takes place at Volkhaus Jena, Germany on [...]

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Dame Evelyn Glennie to Premiere New Concerto by Vincent Ho

Dame Evelyn Glennie will be performing the world premiere of Vincent Ho’s new percussion concerto From Darkness to Light: A Spiritual Journey with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at their New Music Festival in 2013. The new work will feature in a programme with The Desert Music by Steve Reich, the festival’s Distinguished Guest Composer. Also featuring in the festival [...]

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From the Song of Songs Features in New Jersey

Christos Hatzis’ From the Song of Songs for alto, tenor, baroque orchestra and choir features this week in a concert presented by the Arcadian Chorale, led by Musical and Artistic Director, Marina Alexander. The title of their programme is ‘Voice of the Turtle Dove’ and features Hatzis’ work alongside Bach’s Cantata #140, “Wachet auf” and renaissance works [...]

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Violinist Lara St. John Commissions Psathas

Star violinist Lara St John has commissioned John Psathas to transcribe and arrange two works for violin and piano. Lara St. John will first perform the new arrangements, both based on Greek folk songs, at a recital with pianist-composer Martin Kennedy at The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida, USA on 27 March 2013. This recital will [...]

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