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World Premiere: Lamento by Christos Hatzis Starring Canadian Songwriter Sarah Slean

Already renown for crossing so-called musical and cultural borders, Christos Hatzis takes a new approach with the world of pop music in his latest work Lamento, which he wrote for star Canadian musician and songwriter Sarah Slean. Commissioned by CBC Radio,Lamento will be premiered this week by Slean on piano and vocals with Symphony Nova Scotia under the direction of [...]

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Psathas Concert at Greek International Music Festival

John Psathas takes centre stage at the inaugural Evmelia International Music Festival in Volos, Greece, where he is Composer in Residence. The festival features a portrait concert of his chamber music and a film screening of the documentary View From Olympus: A Portrait of John Psathas, Composer. Led by Artistic Director and pianist, Dino Mastroyiannis, the 2012 festival [...]

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Competition Winner Presents North American Premiere

John Psathas’ work for timpani and orchestra, Planet Damnation, received its North American premiere this weekend with a performance presented by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and student soloist competition winner, Patrick Bailey. The concert featured three other competition winners performing with the orchestra led by conductor Luis Biava at Lew Klein Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, [...]

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WORLD PREMIERE: Modulations, Percussion Quartet by Hatzis

Christos Hatzis has written a new work for Toronto-based percussion quartet, TorQ, which they are to first perform this weekend at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Canada on 5 February. The new work  Modulations for two vibraphones and two marimbas is to be presented as part of the University’s New Music Festival. The concert featuring Modulations also [...]

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WORLD PREMIERE: City Suites, Cello Concerto by Vincent Ho

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is gearing up for their 21st Annual New Music Festival, which welcomes the performance of more than fifty works over seven days and this year features Nordic musical culture. Among the many highlights is the world premiere performance of Vincent Ho’s new concerto for cello and orchestra, City Suites with renowned cello soloist [...]

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In the Fire of Conflict: New Dance Work set to Hatzis

In the Fire of Conflict (Solo Percussion) by Christos Hatzis was the inspiration for a new dance work of the same name choreographed by leading Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker. The new dance work opens this week for a series of eight performances as part of a showcase titled the sound and feel of it presented by Peggy Baker Dance [...]

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Singapore Chamber Music Festival Features Psathas

Island Songs, for piano trio, by John Psathas was featured in the Singapore Chamber Music Festival this week with a performance given by the New Zealand Chamber Soloists. The concert was held at the Concert Hall of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory on 10th of January. Also featuring in the program was Ahi by Gareth Farr and works by [...]

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New Release: Flute and Marimba Work by Gareth Farr

We are pleased to announce the release of Duggan Theme for flute and marimba by Gareth Farr as a fully-edited and published Promethean Editions performance set. Farr wrote this theme music for the New Zealand television series Duggan, which includes contrasting sections that evoke both the tense and dark-hued nature of the television series, as well as the scenic grandeur [...]

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New Release : Solo Violin work by Gareth Farr

We are pleased to announce the release of Gareth Farr’s work for solo violin Wakatipu, which is now available as a fully-edited and published Promethean Edition. The work is inspired by the legend of Lake Wakatipu, which sits amongst scenic mountains and next to the picturesque town of Queenstown, New Zealand. One of the great mysteries of the [...]

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Performer Spotlight: Strike Percussion

Strike is a high-energy drumming group whose flexible line-up is drawn from amongst New Zealand's most outstanding percussionists. Strike just completed performing their show Elemental at Wellington's Downstage Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, 5-20 August. Elemental was first presented and performed to a full house in May 2008 at the ERUPT Festival in Taupo, New Zealand. The premiere received [...]

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