January 7, 9:00 PM. Footprints in New Snow; National broadcast on the CBC Radio program Encore. This was the sixth national broadcast of this documentary composition in less that a year (second broadcast on Encore in less that four months).
January 27, 8:00 PM. The Birth of Venus; Robert Black, double bass; Wilde Auditorium, The Hartt School, Hartford, CT.
February 10. Stylus; Two New Hours studio recording; Marie Berard, violin; Douglas Perry, viola; Joseph Petric, accordion. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto.
February 13, 7:30 PM. The Birth of Venus; Robert Black, double bass; Dingeldine Music Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
February 18, 8:00 PM. The Birth of Venus; Robert Black, double bass; South Recital Hall, School of Music, University of Louisville
March 6, 8:00 PM. Melisma; Maria Gacesa, clarinet; Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
March 9, 2:00 PM. The Temptation of St. Anthony; Electronic Music Concert; Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
March 9, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Smith Quartet (U.K.); Vancouver New Music Society concert; Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC.
March 10, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Smith Quartet. New Works Calgary concert; Engineered Air Theatre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
March 13, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Smith Quartet. Innovations in Concert; Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal, Quebec.
March 12, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Smith Quartet. Geiger-Torel room, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
March 22, 8:00 PM. Tetragrammaton; Kimberley Enns-Hildebrand; The Music Gallery, Toronto.
April 4, 8:00 PM. Pavillons En l'Air; Scott Irvine, tuba; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Orbiting Garden; Stephen Clarke, piano; Fertility Rites (premiere); Beverley Johnston, marimba; Equivoque; Joseph Macerollo, accordion. Faculty Artists Series, Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. A concert featuring composer Christos Hatzis and percussionist Beverley Johnston.
May 11. Nadir; Angelica Castello, recorder; Glenys Webster, viola. International Altviool DAg, Bachzaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
May 21, 1:00 PM. Nadir; Angelica Castello, recorder; Glenys Webster, viola. Bachzaal, Amsterdam.
May 24, 7:30 PM. Nadir; Dancers for Life Vancouver; Tonja livinston, solo dance; Jennifer Mascall, choreographer (from "Not Only, But Also").
June 12, 7:30 PM. Nadir; Angelica Castello, recorder; Glenys Webster, viola. Amstelkerk, Amsterdam.
June 21-29. Six performances of Nadir by kevin James, viola. Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa.
June 24, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Cikada ensemble (Norway); Fertility Rites; Beverley Johnston, marimba. Northern Encounters Festival. Glenn Gould Studio, Broadcast Centre, Toronto.
June 25. Studio recording of Fertility Rites by Beverley Johnston. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto. Keith Horner, producer.
September 18, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; Fredericton, New Brunswick.
September 19, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; Sackville Bell Convocation Hall; Sackville, NB.
September 23, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; St Andrew's Church; Halifax, Nova Scotia.
September 24, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; Mary Immaculata Hall, Francis Xavier University; Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
September 27, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; Acadia University Wolfville NS.
October 6, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion; Memorial Hall, School of Music; Memorial University; St. John's Newfoundland.
December 9, 8:00 PM. Pavillons En l' Air; Jane Maness, tuba; Ron Brown, percussion. Maureen Forester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University. Part of the Canadian Chamber Ensemble's "Approaching the Third Millennium" series.
January 17, 8:00 PM. The Idea of Canada . Performance of an excerpt of the work (Je suis moitié-moitié) at a concert by the Canadian Contemporary Ensemble titled Oh! Canada. Maureen Forester Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario.
February 22, 8:00 PM. The Idea of Canada. Performance of an excerpt of the work (Je suis moitié-moitié) at a CBC sponsored program called "In Your EAR" featuring works created at the Experimental Audio Room (EAR). Hatzis introduced the work to the audience. Also performed for the first time was Hunter's Dream. Music Gallery, Toronto.
February 24, 8:00 PM. Heirmos. The Bach Elgar Choir under the direction of Wayne Strongman, Lawrence Cherney, oboe d' amore. St. Stanislaus R.C. Polish Church, Hamilton, Ontario.
March 10, 2:00 PM. The Idea of Canada . Performance of the two closing segments of the work. Electroacoustic music concert. Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
March 20-23, 8:00 PM. The Vancouver based Mascall Dance company presented Not Only, but Also, a full-evening work by choreographer Jennifer Mascall based entirely on music by Christos Hatzis. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC. The following Hatzis works were choreographed: Orbiting Garden, Nadir, The Mega4 Meta4, and Crucifix. Hatzis was in Vancouver March 20-24 to attend the event.
March 26. Hatzis' Burial Ground was announced as one of the four finalists for the Jean A. Chalmers Award for composition administered by the Ontario Arts Council Foundation.
March 31, 11:13 PM. Cross-Canada broadcast of Footprints in New Snow on the CBC Radio program Two New Hours. The work was subsequently chosen by CBC to represent Canada at the Prix Italia '96.
June 11, 11:30 PM. Nadir. Mascall Dance, Theatre Atelier, National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Part of the Canada Dance Festival.
August 11, 11:13 PM. Second broadcast of Footprints in New Snow on CBC Two New Hours.
September 6, 11:00 AM. Footprints in New Snow. Broadcast on the CBC Radio program Radio Concert Hall preceeded by an interview of the composer and producer Keith Horner by program host Peter Tiefenbach.
October 8, 7:20 PM. Presentation to Christos Hatzis of the Jules Leger Prize by Donna Scott, chairman of the Canada Council at the Lobby of the Glenn Could Studio, CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto. 8:00 PM.From the Vanishing Gardens of Eden. The Saraste Chamber Players, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, Part of the 'Made in Canada' festival sponsored by the Toronto Symphony and other Toronto organizations. 8:00 - 10:00 PM Broadcast of Erotikos Logos, the 1996 Jules Leger Prize winner on CBC Stereo's Radio Concert Hall. The program will also include of a live-to-air broadcast of From the Vanishing Gardens of Eden (the performance by the Saraste Chamber Players at the Glenn Gould Studio) and the Jules Leger Prize awards ceremony.
October 9, 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Broadcast of Erotikos Logos, the 1996 Jules Leger Prize winner on Tout pour la musique of La Chain culturelle FM. 8:00 PM.Omen. The Composers' Orchestra, Gary Kulesha conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto. Part of the 'Made in Canada' festival sponsored by the Toronto Symphony and other Toronto organizations.
October 14, 9:05 AM. Broadcast of Footprints in New Snow on CBC Stereo's Morningside (with Peter Gzowski).
October 15, 6:30 - 10:00 PM. Broadcast of Footprints in New Snow on CBC Stereo's Encore.
October 27, 10:05 - 12:00 PM. Broadcast of Omen. CBC Two New Hours. The Composers Orchestra, Gary Kulesha, conducting.
November 2, 8:00 PM. of Threads and Labyrinths. Joe Salvalaggio, oboe; Lori Gemmell, harp. Contemporary Music Festival, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
November 3, 10:05 - 12:00 PM. Broadcast of From the Vanishing Gardens of Eden. CBC Two New Hours. The Saraste Chamber Players, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conducting.
December 9. 3 PM Nadir.
David Gerry, flute; Douglas Perry, viola. Walter Hall, Faculty of Music,
University of Toronto.
February 1, 12:30 PM. Orbiting Garden. Laurent Philippe, piano. Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
February 15 & 16, 8:00 PM. Byzantium choreographed by Lambros Lambrou. Part of the Myths and Mythology presentation by Ballet Austin. Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas, USA. Hatzis attended the performances as guest of Ballet Austin.
March 7 - 11, 8:00 PM. Hurraymusic, a three minute miniature by Hatzis was performed by Arraymusic as part of 'Furniture', a new dance work by choreographer David Earle for the Toronto Dance Theatre. Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto.
March 12, 2:00 PM. The Mega4 Meta4. Douglas Perry, viola. Electroacoustic music series, Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
April 4, 8:00 PM. World premiere. Of Threads and Labyrinths. Lawrence Cherney, oboe; Erica Goodman, harp. Grace Church-on-the-hill, Toronto. Part of the Encounters '95 series presented by Soundstreams Canada in association with the CBC Radio programs Two New Hours and Choral Concert, this concert featured the work of guest composer John Taverner and Christos Hatzis (this was Tavener's first visit to Canada). Heirmos received its world premiere performance by the Elmer Iseler Singers and an ensemble consisting of Lawrence Cherney, oboe d' amore; Paul Meyer, violin; Steven Dann, viola; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Erica Goodman, harp and Russell Hartenberger, percussion under the direction of Elmer Iseler. The concert was recorded for subsequent broadcast by the CBC and several European networks.
April 10, 8:30 PM. Burial Ground. Members of the Hellenic Contemporary Ensemble. Organized by the Union of Greek Composers and the Hellenic American Union. Theatre of the Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.
June 15 - 26. Hatzis and CBC Radio producer Keith Horner traveled to Canada's Northwest Territories (Nunavut) to record and interview Inuit Throat singers. Their project will result in a CBC one-hour special on the Inuit and their culture - a hybrid form of radio documentary and electroacoustic composition - based on the collected material from this trip. Recordings of Angela Atagootak, Pauline Kyak, Elisha Kilabuk, Koomoo Noveyak, Elijah Maggitak, Napachie Pootoogook, Timagiak Petautassie and Haunak Mikigak were made at Iqaluit and Cape Dorset on Baffin Island. The project was funded by the CBC and the Ontario Arts Council.
October 10 - 29. World premiere and repeat performances of Melisma. Jean-Guy Boisver, clarinet. Performance venues included Trois-Rivières; St. Johns, Newfoundland; Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto (Music Gallery on Oct. 27 and the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto); London, Ontario and Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton performance was recorded by CBC for subsequent broadcast.
October 24, 8:00 PM. The Birth of Venus. Robert Black, double bass. Wick Center, Daemen College, Amherst, New York.
October 26, 8:00 PM. Prisma. The S.M.C.Q. ensemble under the direction of Walter Boudreau. S.M.C.Q. concert series. La Salle Pierre Mercure, Montreal, Quebec.
October 29, 8:00 PM. 'Erotikos Logos'. New Music Concerts opened its 25th anniversary concert season with a concert titled 'Erotikos Logos; An Evening with Christos Hatzis' at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio featuring three song cycles by Christos Hatzis: Erotikos Logos (world premiere) on texts in modern Greek by George Seferis, Three Songs on Poems by Sappho, (world premiere) on texts in classical Greek by Sappho and Arcana, on English texts by Gwendolyn MacEwen. Ronald Greydanus sang Erotikos Logos, New York based sopraniste Kyle Church Greydanus sang Three Songs on Poems by Sappho and soprano Monica Whicher sang Arcana. The virtuoso ensemble consisting of clarinetist Joaquin Valdepe¤as, violist Steven Dann, cellist David Hetherington, pianist Mark Widner and percussionist Trevor Tureski was conducted by flutist Robert Aitken. The concert was recorded by CBC Radio and was broadcast on the program Two New Hours on December 10.
November 17, 8:00 PM. World Premiere performance of Tetragrammaton. Kimberley Enns-Hildebrand, soprano; NUMUS concert series; Waterloo Community Arts Centre (The Button Factory), Waterloo, Ontario.
November 21. Orbiting Garden. Laurent Philippe, piano. Studio recording of the piece for Danish Radio, Coppenhagen, Denmark.
December 3, 11:30 PM. Crucifix. World radio premiere of the work on the CBC Radio program Two New Hours.
December 20 - 24. Studio recording
of Erotikos Logos, Three
Songs on Poems by Sappho and Arcana at the
CBC Music Studio (211), Broadcast Centre, Toronto. Monica Whicher, soprano;
Ronald Greydanus, countertenor; Joachim Valdepe¤as, clarinet; Steven
Dann, viola; David Hetherington, cello; Mark Widner, piano; Trevor Tureski,
percussion; Robert Aitken, conductor. Produced by Iolkos, Hatzis'
production company, Keith Horner, producer; Doug Doctor, engineer. The
recording will result in 'Erotikos Logos', a compact disc which will be
released in 1996 on the Marquis Classics label.
February 4, 12:00 noon. Orbiting Garden. Laurent Philippe, piano. Music Western concert series. Von Kuster Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Hatzis has been invited to participate (in collaboration with CBC producer Steve Wadhams) in a recording project in Japan produced by Morgan Fisher (former keyboard player with the rock group Queen). The CD will be called Miniatures for the Millennium. The list of participating artists includes Dennis Banks (representative of the Native American movement), composers Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman and Yoko Ono and Pete Seeger, the legendary protest singer from the USA among others.
March 5, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Burial Ground; 5th Species, Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
June 11, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Nunavut; The Smith Quartet; St. Alsege Church, Greenwich, London, England. The Smith Quartet was the resident quartet at the prestigious Greenwich Festival.
September 5-9. Three performances by Ballet Austin (Texas) of 'Byzantium' (world premiere), a dance work by the ballet's artistic director, choreographer Lambros Lambrou, at the Cypria Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus. 'Byzantium' is a new choreography by Lambrou of Hatzis' Byzantium, originally choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh in London.
September 20, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Laurent Philippe, piano. Espace Music concert; Freiman Recital Hall, Perez Hall, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.
October 21, 8:00 PM. Orbiting
Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion. The Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
December 15. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion. Perez Hall, Music Department; University of Ottawa. Espace Musique Series; Ottawa, Canada.
January 13. World premiere of 'Anaktoria' (now incorporated into Three Songs on Poems by Sappho). Savina Yannatou, contralto; The Hellenic Ensemble of Contemporary Music, Miltos Logiadis, conductor. Part of the Millennium series; Goethe Institute, Athens, Greece.
January 24, 8:00 PM. Byzantium. Libby van Cleve, oboe. Sprague Hall; School of Music; Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sponsored by the Center for Studies in Music Technology.
February 4, 8:00 PM. Byzantium. Libby van Cleve, oboe. Fifth Species quintet concert; Glenn Gould Studio;
March 10, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden. Joseph Petric, accordion. Glenn Gould Studio; The Broadcast Centre; Toronto. The concert was the official launching of the compact disc Regarding Starlight by the Musica Viva label which includes Hatzis' Nadir.
March 29 - April 2. Selected by the CBC, The Idea of Canada represented Canada at the Prix Futura in Berlin.
April 18, 5:00 PM. Byzantium. Libby van Cleve, oboe. CBGB Gallery; New York, NY.
April 25, 8:00 PM. On Cerebral Dominance. The Pierrot Ensemble; Espace Musique; Canadian Museum of Nature; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Concert sponsored and recorded by CBC Radio for 'Two New Hours'.
June 27. 8:00 PM. The Mega4 Meta4. Douglas Perry, viola. International Viola Congress; Northwestern University, Evaston, IL, USA.
September 15-26. Selected by the CBC, The Idea of Canada represented Canada at the Prix Italia in Rome.
October 16, 12:00 noon. Orbiting Garden; Laurent Philippe, piano; Music Umbrella concert; Eastminster Church; Toronto, Canada.
November 26, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden; Joseph Petric, accordion; Eckhardt- Gramatte Theatre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man., Canada. The concert was recorded by CBC Radio for two subsequent broadcasts on The Arts Tonight program.
December 10, 1:30 PM. Orbiting
Garden; Kevin Putz, piano; Musica Nova concert series; Kilburn Hall,
Eastman School of Music, Rochester N.Y., USA.
February 5. The Birth of Venus; Robert Black, double bass; Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
February 16. A The Birth of Venus; Robert Black; CBC Radio Two New Hours.
February 26, 8:00 p.m. The CBC Television Network celebrated the 25th anniversary of the weekly program Man Alive with a special one hour documentary called Progress and Prophecy. The soundtrack for this documentary was composed by Hatzis and includes extensive excerpts from Orbiting Garden as well as additional original material.
March 6 & 7. Byzantium; the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Comany; Christopher Redgate, oboe; Atelier Ste Anne, Brussels, Belgium.
April 8. Orbiting Garden; Laurent Philippe, piano; Seattle Spring Festival, Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
April 22. World premiere of Orbiting Garden (accordion version); Joseph Petric, accordion; St. Johnsmith Square, London, England.
May 2 & 3. Byzantium; the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company; Christopher Redgate, oboe; Spring Dance Festival, Utrecht Municipal Theatre, Utrecht, Netherlands.
May 6 & 7. World premiere of From the Vanishing Gardens of Eden; the viola section of the Toronto Symphony, Hugh Wolf conducting; 'Evening Overtures'; Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada.
May 13. World premiere of Crucifix. The recording of Crucifix by Chari Polatos was played in a memorial concert for Chari at the Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, following his tragic death in a car accident a few days earlier. This recording will be included in a compact disc of Hatzis' music currently in production with Centrediscs.
May 17. The Mega4 Meta4; Douglas Perry, viola. From the Vanishing Gardens of Eden of Eden; the violas of the Toronto Symphony. CBC Radio Two New Hours.
May-June. Hatzis collaborated with current affairs producer Steve Wadhams and sound engineers Rod Crocker and Laurence Stevenson on a radio piece called The Idea of Canada which uses "...competing concepts of Canada contained in various prerecorded 'found texts' as sound source". The work was commissioned by CBC Radio for the tenth anniversary of Glenn Gould's death.
July 6. On Cerebral Dominance was recorded in a studio in London, England by the British ensemble Spectrum under the direction of Guy Protheroe for future compact disc release.
July 29, 30, 31 & August 1. Byzantium; the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company; Christopher Redgate, oboe; Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, England.
August 6. Orbiting Garden; Joseph Petric, accordion; St. John's Anglican Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada.
September 24. Orbiting Garden; Laurent Philippe, piano; Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The performance will be recorded by Two New Hours.
September 26, 8:00 PM. World premiere of The Gouldberg Variations for MIDI piano and chamber orchestra by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne during the inauguration concerts of the CBC-Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt. This concert, which was part of the Glenn Gould Conference, marked the 10th anniversary of Glenn Gould's death and the anniversary of what would have been his sixtieth birthday. The performance was recorded by the CBC for Two New Hours.
October 2, 7:00 PM. World premiere of The Idea of Canada on CBC FM. The Idea of Canada was the main feature of a 10 day CBC special called Glenn Gould: a radio celebration. Repeat performances on October 4, 8:05 pm on the CBC program Ideas and on October 26 on CKLM-FM.
October 4. Orbiting Garden; Laurent Philippe, piano; Maison du Citoyen, Hull, Quebec.
Hatzis was commissioned by CBC television to compose the new theme music for the television series Man Alive. He collaborated with computer animation artist Christian Castel. It aired during the '92- 93 season of 'Man Alive' which started mid-October.
November 19. Orbiting
Garden; Laurent Philippe, piano; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby,
April 3, 1991. World premiere of The Birth of Venus; Robert Black, double bass; South Florida Composers' Alliance 'Subtropics III' Music Festival; Miami, Florida. Subsequent performances at the North American Music Festival, Halwalls Auditorium, Buffalo, N.Y., April 21 and at the NUMUS concert series in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada on November 28. The piece was recorded by 'Two New Hours'.
April 16 & 18, World premiere of Beyond the Pillars of Hercules; The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu, conducting. The concert was broadcast live on April 18 in Qu‚bec by Radio Canada and across Canada on April 22 on the CBC-Radio program Mostly Music. On May 13 it was broadcast on the CBC program Arts National and on July 14 on Two New Hours.
Pianist Anthony de Mare gave three workshop performances of Orbiting Garden during his residencies at the State University of New York at Buffalo in February, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon in April and at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain in September.
April 24 & 25. Equivoque; Joseph Petric, accordion; ACREQ concert, Theatre La Loge, Montr‚al, Quebec. The concert was recorded by Radio Canada for broadcast at the Musique Actuelles radio program.
Hatzis was commissioned to work on three incidental music projects: The soundtrack for the CBC-Television 25th anniversary one-hour special of the Man Alive series, the opening and closing themes for the CBC-Radio program Music Around Us (it is heard on the program from June 23 on) and the soundtrack for the feature film 'Good-bye Socrates' by Montreal filmmaker James Babanikos.
Hatzis' orchestral score, Beyond the Pillars of Hercules was awarded third prize at a competition of orchestral works by the City of Athens. The third prize includes 1,000,000 drachmas (approx. $7,000), a performance of the work and a compact disc recording.
During the summer of 1991 Hatzis was the resident composer with the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in London at which time he composed the music for Byzantium, a collaboration between Hatzis and renown Bharatha Natyam choreographer/dancer, Shobana Jeyasingh. Byzantium is the centerpiece of a trilogy of works collectively titled New Cities/Ancient Lands. Hatzis' residency in London was June 19 - 23, July 29 - September 1 and October 9-18. The performances of Byzantium in England by the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and British oboist Melinda Maxwell during the fall of '91 were as follows: October 2 & 3, preview and performance, Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; October 5, education outreach, Bradford; October 6, performance, Alhambra Theatre Studio, Bradford; October 16-19, London (world premiere) Dance Umbrella Festival, The Place Theatre (October 16, press night); October 29-30, two performances, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford; October 31, educational outreach, Arnolfini, Bristol; November 1 & 2, two performances, Arnolfini, Bristol; November 14, one performance, Contemporary Archives Festival, Nottingham; November 21-23, three performances, Watermans Arts Centre, Middlesex; November 27, one performance, Fringe Benefits Festival, Derbyshire College, Derby; November 28, on performance, Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry; November 30, one performance, Phoenix Arts, Leicester. Hatzis attended the premiere of Byzantium and a reception given in his honor by the Ontario House in London on October 9.
On September 29, the Arraymusic ensemble celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert at Toronto's Premiere Dance Theatre featuring 20 miniatures by 20 Canadian composers. Hatzis composed a 3 minute miniature, Hurraymusic, for this event.
December 7, 8:00 PM.. World
premiere of The Mega4 Meta4; Douglas Perry, viola;
Canadian Electronic Ensemble concert, Music Gallery, Toronto. The piece
was recorded on December 13 for future broadcasting on Two New Hours with
Douglas Perry as soloist.
September 28, 1990. World Music Days, Oslo, Norway. Performance of Nadir by members of the Borealis chamber ensemble. Nadir was recorded by Norwegian Radio for future broadcasts. Hatzis attended the performance.
September 29, 1990. Orbiting Garden; Anthony de Mare, piano; 'New from the USA' festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Also workshop performances at Ventura College, Ventura, California in November and at the Wilfred-Laurier University at Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario also in November.
September 30, 1990. Prisma,
Pavillons En l' Air; Arraymusic; Premiere Dance
Theatre, Harbourfront, Toronto. Both works were subsequently aired on CBC's
Two New Hours.
Nadir was choreographed by Holly Small and presented by the York University Dancers at Toronto's National Ballet School on March 17 and 18. It has been performed by the same group several times since then.
Anthony de Mare gave the world premiere of Orbiting Garden at Toronto's Music Gallery on April 8 and then at the North American Music Festival at Buffalo, April 16, in Victoria B.C., May 1, at San Diego, May 14, at the Monadnock Music Festival at Peterborough, N.H., August 23, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., November 2, at the Asociaci¢n Cultural Hispano-Norte Americana in Madrid, Spain, November 30 and at the Logos Foundation in Gent, Belgium, December 6. Orbiting Garden was broadcast by the CBC radio program Two New Hours on June 11.
The Temptation of St. Anthony was played on May 18 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre in London at a Spectrum concert as part of 'The Greek Festival in London'.
Hatzis was finalist in the Composer-in-Residence competition of the Canadian Opera Company. He withdrew his candidacy due to other previous commitments.
May 12, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Pavillons En l' Air; Scott Irvine, tuba; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Arraymusic concert; Premiere Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, Toronto. The piece was broadcast by Two New Hours on July 16.
On July 29 and 30 Hatzis and the Arraymusic ensemble presented two concerts at the prestigious Athens Festival featuring five new works by Hatzis including Prisma (world premiere) along with works by Canadian and Greek composers. The Hatzis works featured at the festival were Orbiting Garden, Nadir, Pavillons en l' Air (the double-bass version), On Cerebral Dominance and Prisma.
On October 5 Equivoque was performed by accordionist Joseph Petric at the Rendezvous Festival of Canadian Music in London and it was released at the same time as part of Petric's new CD.
During the fall of 1989 Hatzis was involved in a number of free-lance activities, such as teaching music at York University's Dance Department and writing music criticism for the Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper.
November 20. Pavillons En l' Air; Roberto Ochippinti, double bass; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Huddersfield Festival, Huddersfield, England. The piece was recorded by the BBC for future broadcasting. On November 23 it was performed by the same performers at the Belfast Festival at Queen's University in Ireland.
On the last Two New Hours program
of 1989 Pavillons En l' Air was chosen by host
Augusta La Paix as her favorite composition broadcast by that program in
CBC-Radio commissioned Hatzis to compose the title music for the current affairs program Pacific Encounters/Voices from East Asia. The program ran for 13 weeks starting May 15 A .
April 29, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Nadir; Peter Hannan, recorder; Douglas Perry, viola; The Temptation of St. Anthony; Nadir was recorded on May 20 and broadcast by Two New Hours on August 14. It was rerecorded by the same performers on October 26 for the CBC Musica Viva compact disc Regarding Starlight.
Hatzis and an ensemble consisting of Suzanne Shulman, Robert Stevenson, Marie Berrard, Douglas Perry, Christina Petrowska and Beverley Johnston toured Greece between August 6 and 17. On Cerebral Dominance (world premiere) was performed on August 8 in Volos and was also performed along with Nadir and The Temptation of St. Anthony in Athens on August 10 and 11 and in Ekali on August 16.
The Temptation of St. Anthony represented Canada at the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music in Stockholm during the last week of August.
On December 4 Toronto's New
Music Concerts featured Nadir and On
Cerebral Dominance in a programme of works by Iannis Xenakis and Hatzis.
The programme was recorded live by CBC for subsequent broadcast on Two
was performed by Joseph Petric on January 16 at the Start Gallery,
Kitchener, Ontario; March 19 at the Museum of Modern Art in Rejkjavik, Iceland;
March 26 at the Edward Munch Museum in Oslo and April 29 at the Music Gallery in
Toronto. On January 11 Equivoque was broadcast on
Two New Hours.
summer of 1987, Hatzis was a guest lecturer at the International Computer Music
Conference held at Patras, Greece, which was presided by Iannis Xenakis and John
Papaioannou. While in residence Hatzis attended the world premiere of
The Temptation of St., Anthony which was
commissioned by the Patras International Festival. He also gave a lecture at the
Centre for Contemporary Music Research in Athens and recorded a series of
interviews with the Greek National Radio and Television Network.
On October 4,
Salutations (the revised cantata version) was
performed at Buffalo’s Rockwell Hall by the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra
and the Freudig Singers, and was recorded by WNED/FM Radio.
On the last ‘Two
New Hours’ program of the 1987 season, executive producer David Jaeger selected
The Temptation of St., Anthony as his favourite
Canadian composition written that year.
Equivoque was performed by Joseph Petric on January 16 at the Start Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario; March 19 at the Museum of Modern Art in Rejkjavik, Iceland; March 26 at the Edward Munch Museum in Oslo and April 29 at the Music Gallery in Toronto. On January 11 Equivoque was broadcast on Two New Hours.
During the summer of 1987, Hatzis was a guest lecturer at the International Computer Music Conference held at Patras, Greece, which was presided by Iannis Xenakis and John Papaioannou. While in residence Hatzis attended the world premiere of The Temptation of St., Anthony which was commissioned by the Patras International Festival. He also gave a lecture at the Centre for Contemporary Music Research in Athens and recorded a series of interviews with the Greek National Radio and Television Network.
On October 4, Salutations (the revised cantata version) was performed at Buffalo’s Rockwell Hall by the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra and the Freudig Singers, and was recorded by WNED/FM Radio.
On the last ‘Two New Hours’ program of the 1987 season, executive producer David Jaeger selected The Temptation of St., Anthony as his favourite Canadian composition written that year.
Hatzis was commissioned by the City of Heracleion, Crete, to compose a short operatic work. Salutations (world premiere) was staged at Heracleion on August 24 to 27 under the direction of Spyros Sakas, with Despina Kalaphati, soprano, Soto Papulkas, tenor, Andreas Kouloumbis, baritone and the American ensemble ALEA III under the direction of Theodore Antoniou. Hatzis attended the premiere performance.
On March 21 (J. S. Bach’s 300th birthday) Hatzis became a Canadian Citizen. Two days later Spring Equinox was given its world premiere by Arraymusic at the BACH--300 Festival.
On October 10 the CBC film ‘All that Bach’ paying tribute to J. S. Bach was broadcast on CBC Television. The film featured the music of Christos Hatzis and some of Canada’s leading performers such as Maureen Forester, Robert Aitken, Moe Koffman, Robert Desrosiers etc.
On November 3 Ars Omnia, the new music group Hatzis founded in 1984 gave its first concert at Convocation Hall in Toronto with world premieres by three Canadian composers including the world premiere of Hatzis’ Beyond the Pillars of Hercules, the composer conducting.
1984 & 1983
June 20-26. He wrote and conducted incidental music for the Nightwood Theatre production of Antigone (world premiere).
October 28 and 29, 8:00 PM. world premiere of Arcana; Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto. Christine Frolick, soprano, the Arraymusic ensemble under Henry Kucharzyk . It was broadcasted by ‘Two New Hours’ on May 13, 1984.
April 29, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Cain by flutist Robert Dick and percussionist Jan Williams at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox-Art Gallery at the last program of Evenings for New Music.
Hatzis began work on his doctoral composition, The Law of One, the first composition on record to employ systematically the principles of fractal geometry on all levels of structure, from within a single sound to the overall form.
May 3, 8:00 PM. World premiere of Aztlan by oboist Nora Post and harpist Mario Falcao at SUNNY’s Baird Hall.
From September to May Hatzis co-hosted and co-produced (with flutist Robert Dick) the radio program ‘Inside the Outside’ for WBFO/FM Radio which broadcasted interviews and music by prominent American composers and performers. Among the composers interviewed for the program were Elliot Carter and Morton Feldman.