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2005 News & Features

Nov 1st, 2005

Full-length ballet to new score by Gareth Farr
The Royal New Zealand Ballet?s 2006 season opens with a full-length ballet, The Wedding, to a score by Gareth Farr.

Sep 28th, 2005

Farr?s Triple Concerto to premiere in Christchurch
The new version of Gareth Farr?s Triple Concerto will premiere at the Christchurch Town Hall on Saturday 1 October.

Sep 28th, 2005

Double premiere by Double Lateral
Percussion duo Double Lateral will premiere works by John Psathas and Gareth Farr on Sunday 2 October.

Sep 14th, 2005

Hatzis hits number one
Awakening, a recording of Christos Hatzis? music by the St Lawrence String Quartet, sits atop the Classical Chamber Music charts of leading music retailer

Aug 1st, 2005

Farr orchestral work at 2005 World Expo
Gareth Farr's work Naga Baba will be performed in Japan by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2005 tour to Europe and Asia.

Jul 19th, 2005

Farr named Antarctic Arts Fellow
Gareth Farr has been named an Antarctic Arts Fellow and will travel to Antarctica this summer. He will spend two weeks on the ice, gaining inspiration from this unique location.

Jul 12th, 2005

Psathas premiere at Rhythm Sticks
Eminent New Zealand composer John Psathas has a brand new work premiered at a major international music event in London, the Rhythm Sticks Festival.

Jul 7th, 2005

New works by Hatzis added to Promethean catalogue
With the signing of Canadian composer Christos Hatzis to the Promethean stable of house composers, the facsimile and hire score library has expanded considerably with the addition of some 50 new works.

Jul 6th, 2005

Canadian Christos Hatzis signed to Promethean
Promethean Editions Ltd is excited to announce the addition of Christos Hatzis to their emerging family of house composers. Hatzis, a composer based in Canada, joins New Zealand composers Gareth Farr and John Psathas at Promethean Editions Ltd.

May 11th, 2005

Farr scores major new stage production
Maui, a major new theatre production which premieres in Wellington, NZ, in May 2005 has a score by Gareth Farr.

Apr 22nd, 2005

Xenakis & Psathas at Rhythm Sticks Festival
Portuguese percussion virtuoso Pedro Carneiro is to perform a new work for solo percussion in a programme devoted to the music of John Psathas and Iannis Xenakis at the prestigious 2005 ?Rhythm Sticks? Festival in London.

Feb 25th, 2005

NZ premiere of Psathas? View from Olympus
The double concerto for piano, percussion and orchestra, View from Olympus, by John Psathas is to receive its first New Zealand on 26 February 2005.

Jan 25th, 2005

Farr?s new vocal work premieres in Australia
The Song Company, Australia?s foremost vocal ensemble, is to give the premiere of a new work commissioned from Gareth Farr, composed during his residency with the group in 2003.

Jan 10th, 2005

NZ Prime Minister rates Farr and Psathas
Interviewed about her listening tastes, Helen Clark makes particular reference to the work of John Psathas and Gareth Farr.

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