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HOVHANESS VIOLA MARATHON AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Saturday afternoon, 3:00 PM, 15 May 2010, violist Robert Raymond will present a marathon programme of Hovhaness viola works, perhaps the first time ever that such a programme has been conceived. Included will be the viola concerto, Talin, Op. 93, named after the Talin Cathedral built in the seventh century in Armenia, (with members of the Northwestern University Orchestra,) two unaccompanied works, Chahagir, Op. 56a ("Torchbearer,") composed in 1945 following Hovhaness' decision to destroy many of his earlier works, the Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 423, one of Hovhaness' late works composed in 1995, and the 1982 Campuan Sonata, Op. 371, for viola and piano named after the Campuan Temple in Bali. Pianist Martin Berkofsky will join Mr. Raymond for this performance.
Alan Hovhaness Viola marathon: 15 May, 2010, 3:00 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Admission is free to the public.
Composer Alan Hovhaness will be the featured subject in the Vatican Radio's Armenian Service broadcast:
22 January, 2010:
(please copy and paste) http://www.radiovaticana.org/en1/diretta.asp
(Please click on Channel 3)
The broadcast will be at 16.50 UTC (11:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,) with possible night-time repetition at 3.10 UTC, 23 January (10:10 PM Eastern Standard Time. 22 January.)
Pianist Alessandra Pompili who recently gave the U.K. premiere of Hovhaness' Cougar Mountain Sonata will be speaking about the composer and her planned visit to Yerevan.
Annual Christmas concert, Dante Alighieri Society, Manchester, U.K.
Sonata "Cougar Mountain" Op. 390. Alessandra Pompili, piano.
Sunday, 13 December, 2009
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Icelandic Premiere: Alan Hovhaness Symphony No. 6, "Celestial Gate"
Sunday 24 May, 2009, 5:00 PM.
Venue: Seltjarnarneskirkja (Seltjarnarnes Church) a suburb of the capital, Reykjav�k.
Oliver Kentish conducting the Iceland Amateur Symphony Orchestra.
Admission: 1.500 IKR. Free for students, reduced price for seniors.
Visit the orchestra's website for further details http://www.ahugasinfonia.is/
Dedication concert, Alan Hovhaness Memorial, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Martin Berkofsky and Ani Hovsepian pianists, ensembles conducted by Pasquale Tassone.
Premiere: Hovhaness "All Men are Brothers" arranged for piano four-hands by Niccolo Athens. Ensemble works to be announced.
3:00 PM, 17 May, 2009, Arlington, Massachusetts High School. Free admission.
United States Marine Band 1 February, 2009
Living History Concert
Time Capsule: The Year 1961
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus 2:00 PM
Assistant Director Major Jason K. Fettig, conducting.
Free, no tickets required. Leonard Bernstein/ orch. Ramin Fanfare I [for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy]
Alan Hovhaness Maestoso sostenuto from Symphony No. 53, Opus 377, Star Dawn
Bohuslav Martinu Concertino, H 143 (1924) Staff Sgt. Charlie Powers, cello
Aaron Copland/ arr. Hilliard Scenes from Billy the Kid:
The Open Prairie
Street in a Frontier Town
Cowboys with Lassos
Mexican Dance and Finale
Celebration (after Billy�s capture)
The Open Prairie Again
Ronald Lo Presti Elegy for a Young American
Walter Piston �Tunbridge Fair�
Elmer Bernstein Main Theme from To Kill a Mockingbird
Percy Grainger/ ed. Hunsberger* �The Duke of Marlborough� Fanfare
Percy Grainger/ ed. Brion �Blithe Bells�
Percy Grainger March, �Lads of Wamphray�
Glorian - A Musical Event Sat, Nov 29 8pm Trinity St. Paul Church (Bloor and Spadina, Toronto)
Featuring composer, performer and founder of the Evestrum Ensemble Polivios Issariotis alongside acclaimed Canadian violinist Eugene Draw, performing a range of music dating from the Renaissance, to New World Music.
Astor Piazolla, Alan Hovhaness (Guitar Sonata #1,) John Dowland, Polivios Issariotis
Other featured artists include string quartet, percussion, and Laurenne Sideen, French Horn, performing the premiere of "Bikkshu - Suite for Horn and Guitar" by Polivios Issariotis.
For more artist information visit www.polivios.net or www.alchemyentertainment.ca
Advance Tickets: $17 Adults, $12 students At the door: $20 Adults, $15 students
Tickets are available in advance at: Seekers Books (on Bloor- between Spadina and Bathurst on the South side) Alchemy Clothing (on Danforth- between Chester and Broadview)
For more information please call (416)939-6990
Residence of the Ambassador of Iceland, Washington, D.C. Hovhaness: Lament for Solo Clarinet, Einar Johannesson, clarinet. Benefit performance for Kitezh Children's Center, Russia, together with pianist Martin Berkofsky. Invitation information: hovhanesscentreATyahoo.com .
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