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2006 News & Features

Nov 15th, 2006

Farr appointed as APO Composer-in-Residence for 2007
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Gareth Farr, one of New Zealand?s most distinctive and established voices, as Composer-in-Residence for 2007.

Sep 22nd, 2006

Federico Mondelci premieres new work
Renowned saxophonist, Federico Mondelci, premiered Zahara ? a new work for Saxophone and Orchestra ? today.

Sep 22nd, 2006

Prime Minister launches study scores
Helen Clark, New Zealand Prime Minister, launched two new publications featuring the music of John Psathas today in conjunction with the release of the CD recording View from Olympus (Rattle Records).

Sep 22nd, 2006

"Big in forces required ... and decibels produced"
After many years of preparation, John Psathas? View From Olympus concerto recording is finally out in the world.

Jun 23rd, 2006

World Premiere of Hatzis cantata "Wormwood"
On Sunday, April 9 at 7:00pm at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall, Christos Hatzis? hour-long cross-over cantata Wormwood, for bass-baritone, rap singer, child soprano, piano trio and multiple choirs had its world premiere

Jun 4th, 2006

Gareth Farr awarded in Queen's Birthday Honour List
Gareth Farr of Wellington has been appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the Queen?s Birthday?s Honour List announced by the Governor-General Silvia Cartwright on Monday 5 June 2006.

Mar 10th, 2006

Two Juno Award nominations for Hatzis
Awakening, the recording of Christos Hatzis? two string quartets by the St Lawrence String Quartet, has been nominated for two Juno awards, the highest award in the Canadian music industry. Awakening has been nominated as Classical Album of the Year in the ?Solo or Chamber Ensemble? category, and String Quartet No.1, The Awakening from this recording has been nominated as a contender for Classical Composition of the Year.

Feb 27th, 2006

New ballet by Gareth Farr to open in Auckland
The Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2006 season opens in Auckland, New Zealand, this Wednesday, 1 March, with a full-length ballet, The Wedding, to a score by Gareth Farr

Feb 13th, 2006

Psathas at The NZ International Festival of the Arts
Two works by the celebrated New Zealand composer John Psathas are to be performed at the 2006 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, New Zealand?s premier artistic showcase. Both works show the great influence that Psathas? Greek heritage has had on his work.

Feb 1st, 2006

Major Christos Hatzis premiere in Winnipeg
On February 17 From the Book of Job, for soprano and orchestra, will premiere at the 15th Annual Centara International New Music Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Jan 24th, 2006

New addition to Pruden Collected Edition
Volume 2 in the Larry Pruden Collected Edition, Occasional Music for Brass has been published today.

Jan 20th, 2006

New additions to Firestarters series
Two new publications have been released this month; Firestarters 2, Seven New Recital Pieces for Piano, and Volume 2 in the Larry Pruden Collected Edition, Occasional Music for Brass. Firestarters 2 includes the ever popular Waiting for the Aeroplane by John Psathas.

Jan 18th, 2006

Two premieres for Hatzis
Two exciting new works by Christos Hatzis are to be premiered in the coming weeks.

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