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Pyrrichean Dances by Christos Hatzis in Vienna with Wiener Concert Verein

Pyrrichean Dances by Christos Hatzis featured in two performances this week presented by the Wiener Concert-Verein (Vienna Concert Society) on 12 & 13 November in Vienna, Austria. The work is a double concerto for viola, percussion and string orchestra. Soloists Werner Frank (viola) and Thomas Schindl (percussion) performed the work with the chamber orchestra under the direction of [...]

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Melbourne Festival Premieres New Dance Work with Music by Farr

Fault Lines, a new collaborative dance work with music by Gareth Farr, premiered at Melbourne Festival on 11 October. It is a special international project that brings together performers and creative professionals from Australia, China and New Zealand. Fault Lines is an intimate and personal response to the earthquakes in the Sichuan Province of China in 2008 [...]

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Windsor Symphony Presents Their Debut of City Suite by Vincent Ho

This week Windsor Symphony presents their debut of Vincent Ho’s cello concerto City Suite with soloist Shauna Rolston on Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October at Capitol Theatre. Windsor Symphony co-commissioned the new work with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with funding support from the Winnipeg Arts Council. Conductor Kevin Rhodes leads the orchestra for this programme, which [...]

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Telluric Dances for Oboe & Piano Now Available

We are pleased to announce an arrangement of Telluric Dances is now available for purchase. This concerto has been wowing orchestral audiences with its blend of exotic and virtuosic oboe writing. Now recital performance is possible with this arrangement for oboe and piano. Order your copy of Telluric Dances today. Telluric Dances is among Hatzis’ finest works. It was written for [...]

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Tributes to Larry Pruden, Marking the 30th Anniversary of His Death

Today marks the 30th anniversary of composer Larry Pruden’s death. In tribute to the composer, Radio New Zealand Concert (RNZC) will be featuring a special interview with his widow Penny on the music news and current affairs programme, Upbeat (12:00pm - 1:30pm). The music of Larry Pruden will also feature in the Made in New Zealand programme with recordings [...]

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East Asian Premiere for Farr's Piano Trio, Mondo Rondo

Gareth Farr’s Mondo Rondo for piano trio makes an East Asian debut this week with a performance by NZTrio on 25 September at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. The ensemble has included Farr’s work as part of their tour to Taiwan with two two other performances of the final movement in Taipei and Hualien. Mondo Rondo has [...]

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World Premiere: Mad Little Machine by Gareth Farr

Mad Little Machine, a new work for wind quintet by Gareth Farr premieres this week with Zephyr wind quintet on 18 September in Napier, New Zealand. Zephyr is comprised of current and former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. They will perform the new work throughout New Zealand as part of their tour with [...]

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TorQ Percussion Quartet Performs Hatzis for Atlantic Debut

Toronto-based TorQ Percussion Quartet will perform Christos Hatzis’ new percussion quartet Modulations on their Debut Atlantic tour in Canada this month. This tour includes five performances across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. TorQ recently performed Modulations in their inaugural Toronto Concert Series programme on 8 September. TorQ commissioned and first performed Modulations earlier this year in February. [...]

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Psathas Features in NZTrio Tour to China

Music by John Psathas will feature in NZTrio’s tour to China this month. The highly energetic ‘Tarantismo’ from Psathas’ Helix for piano trio will be presented in five performances, including dates in Shanghai and Beijing, September 7-16. Helix has become a signature work for NZTrio with numerous performances since they commissioned and premiered it in 2007. [...]

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Still Sounds Lie by Farr Features in New Zealand Tour

Gareth Farr’s set of three songs Still Sounds Lie is to feature in a ten-date tour across New Zealand in September with soprano Pepe Becker and harpist Helen Webby. The programme titled ‘Love’s Nature’ includes a range of works from Medieval to contemporary with themes of telling tales of birth, death and lovers’ unions. The [...]

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