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Vincent Ho and The Shaman Debuts in Taiwan

Vincent Ho’s percussion concerto The Shaman arranged for Chinese orchestra by Simon Kong Su Leong made its Taiwan debut on 20th May with a performance by renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. This premiere performance of the arrangement for Chinese orchestra was conducted by Yiu-Kwong Chung with the composer Ho in attendance. The Shaman was first [...]

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World Premiere: Mysterion Xenon, choral work by Hatzis

Christos Hatzis' new choral work Mysterion Xenon was premiered by the National Youth Choir of Canada on 5 May. Directing the performance was Ivars Taurins, the founding director of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Taurins and the youth choir will perform Mysterion Xenon on their 2012 concert tour in Canada throughout May. Mysterion Xenon, which means 'strange mystery', is a setting of [...]

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World Premiere: Nemesi, Choral Work by John Psathas

The New Zealand Secondary Students Choir (NZSSC) recently premiered John Psathas’ new work for choir,Nemesi. The concert was performed under the direction of Andrew Withington at the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Wellington, New Zealand on the 14th of April. The new work by Psathas featured alongside works by composers Richard Oswin, Paraire Tomoana and Stephen Hatfield, [...]

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Greek Premiere: Sepulcher of Life by Christos Hatzis

Sepulcher of Life by Christos Hatzis received its Greek premiere last week with a performance presented by soprano Mina Polycronou, alto Khara Kefala, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Thessaloniki Mixed Choir under the direction of Alexander Myrat at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece, on 11 April.  Sepulcher of Life  was commissioned and first performed by four different [...]

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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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