1998




January 9
8:00 PM


An all Hatzis program consisting of:
Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba;
Melisma; Peter Stoll, clarinet;
Tetragrammaton; Barbara Hannigan, soprano;
of Threads and Labyrinths;
Joe Salvalaggio, oboe; Sanya Eng, harp;
Footprints in New Snow.


FACULTY ARTISTS SERIES

WALTER HALL
FACULTY OF MUSIC
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Edward Johnson Building
Toronto, CANADA.



January 11, 8:00 PM.  Fertility Rites; Beverley Johnston, marimba. DuMaurier Theatre, Harbourfront, Toronto. Part of the Collaborations series.

January 12, 8:00 PM. Orbiting Garden; Stephen Clarke, piano. Walter Hall. Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Part of the Faculty's New Music Festival.

January 23, 8:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johnston, marimba. Lakeshore Arts Committee concert; St Margaret's Anglican Church, Toronto.

March 1, 7:30 PM. European premiere of Heirmos; Spectrum Contemporary Music Ensemble; English Chamber Choir; Guy Protheroe, conductor. Cathedral of St. Sophia Moscow Road, W2, London, UK. Part of the Byzantine Festival in London 1998. The concert also included Song For Athena by John Tavener (performed during the funeral ceremony for Lady Diana.) Hatzis attended the performance and gave a pre-concert lecture.

March 11, 8:00 PM. Byzantium; Joseph Salvalaggio, oboe; Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West. Program recorded by Classical 96 FM.





March 28 & 29
8:00 PM




World Premiere of
KYRIE
by
Christos Hatzis


"Lyrical choral work
of overwhelming beauty."
THE GLOBE & MAIL

"A Kyrie for music's
new spiritual age."
THE TORONTO STAR



A work for soprano, countertenor,
tenor, baritone, bass
two choirs, two double basses
percussion and organ



Seventy minutes of uninterrupted singing by

SHARI SAUNDERS, soprano
MATTHEW WHITE, counter-tenor
ALAN GASSER, tenor
MARTIN HOUTMAN, tenor
STUART GELZER, bass

and the
BACH ELGAR CHOIR

under
WAYNE
STRONGMAN

on the words
'Kyrie Eleison'



Rosedale
United Church
Toronto, CANADA



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March 29, 8:00 PM. Nadir; Susan Hoeppner, flute; Valerie Kuinka, viola. Collaboration Series; DuMaurier Theatre Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto.

April 13. Footprints in New Snow; Broadcast by CBC North across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

April 19, 2:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Trillium Plus (Arts & Letters) series. London Regional Art and Historical Museum; London, Ontario.

April 24, 8:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Recital Hall, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.





SATURDAY May 16, 2:30 PM




Performance of
KYRIE
by
Christos Hatzis


SHARI SAUNDERS, soprano
MATTHEW WHITE, counter-tenor
MARTIN HOUTMAN, tenor
KEVIN BRADSHAW, baritone
NELSON LOHNES, bass

and the
BACH ELGAR CHOIR

under
WAYNE
STRONGMAN



St. Peter's
Lutheran Church

Kitchener, CANADA

Part of the
OPEN EARS FESTIVAL

presented by the
Kitchener Waterloo
Symphony


and the
Canadian
Broadcasting
Corporation


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please click HERE


The Kitchener performance of Kyrie
was recorded by CBC Radio 2
for broadcast on a number
of CBC programs.


In conjunction with the performance of Kyrie
Christos Hatzis read his paper


Ritual versus Performance:
The Future of Concert Music


on Friday, May 15, 2:00 PM
at St. Jerome's Theatre, Kitchener



May 25. Nunavut was announced as the winner of the 1998 Jean A. Chalmers National Music Award.

June 4, 8:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; The Vogue; Vancouver New Music Festival; Vancouver, BC.




May 31 - June 13


Hatzis was the composer-in-residence
at the Scotia Festival of Music,
one of Canada's most important
summer music events. The residence
included the commission of Farewell to Bach
for Tafelmusik, Canada's baroque orchestra
playing on period instruments,
under the direction of the composer,
performances of a number of Hatzis'
chamber works including new versions
of Stylus for baroque string quartet
and Equivoque for harpsichord and tape
by members of Tafelmusik.
Also performances of Fertility Rites
by Beverley Johnston, Nunavut,
by the Blue Engine string quartet and
Burial Ground by members of
Symphony Nova Scotia.
Hatzis gave lectures
and conducted a number of seminars
with composition students throughout the festival.

June 14, 7:30 PM. Heirmos; Spectrum Contemporary Music Ensemble; English Chamber Choir; Guy Protheroe, conductor. Cathedral of St. Sophia Moscow Road, W2, London, UK. Repeat performance of the March 1 European premiere of the work at the Byzantine Festival in London 1998. The concert also included Song For Athena by John Tavener (performed during the funeral ceremony for Lady Diana.)




July 10 - 18


Hatzis was in residence
at the Sound Symposium
in St John, Newfoundland. While in residence, Hatzis attended a performance of his Nunavut by the Atlantic String Quartet (July 11), gave a lecture: "Footprints in New Snow: Postmodernism or Cultural Appropriation?" (July 14), and co-hosted the Composers' Forum (July 15). For more details and information about the festival please look at the home page of the Sound Symposium.



July 11, 8:00 PM. Performance of a segment of Not Only but Also choreographed by Jennifer Mascall (Mascall Dance), danced by Tonja Livingstone to the music of Nadir. Part of the 'Dancing on the Edge' Contemporary Dance Festival; Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC.

July 13, 7:00 PM (7:30 NT) on CBC Radio Two. Adrian Hoffman, guest host of the radio program In Performance presented highlights from the 1998 Scotia Festival featuring the Tafelmusik Orchestra and music by Christos Hatzis. The Hatzis works on the program were Farewell to Bach; Stylus; Equivoque and Burial Ground .

July 19, 20, 21. Recording of Heirmos; Spectrum Contemporary Music Ensemble; English Chamber Choir; Guy Protheroe, conductor. Cathedral of St. Sophia Moscow Road, W2, London, UK. This recording will be part of an upcoming compact disc featuring the English Chamber Choir.

September 20. National radio broadcast of Kyrie; Choral Concert. CBC Radio Two. The broadcast was preceded by an interview with the composer and program host Howard Dick.

October. Footprints in New Snow was announced as the winner of the 1998 Prix Bohemia Radio Special Prize, an international broadcasting prize awarded annually.

October 1, 12:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Stockholm Cultural Centre; Stockholm International Percussion Event. Stockholm, Sweden.

October 10 & 11. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Equivoque; Joseph Macerollo, accordion; Moordale Concert Series; Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Toronto.





SUNDAY
October 11
10:05 - 12:00 PM




National Broadcast
on

TWO NEW HOURS
CBC Radio Two


EQUIVOQUE


Charlotte Nediger
harpsichord


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please click HERE


FAREWELL
TO BACH



TAFELMUSIC
Baroque Orchestra
under the direction
of the composer


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please click HERE


KYRIE


SHARI SAUNDERS, soprano
MATTHEW WHITE, counter-tenor
MARTIN HOUTMAN, tenor
KEVIN BRADSHAW, baritone
NELSON LOHNES, bass

and the
BACH ELGAR CHOIR

under
WAYNE
STRONGMAN



for more information on the work itself
please click HERE





October 25
2:00 PM




World Premiere of
CONFESSIONAL
by
Christos Hatzis



A work for solo violoncello,
and orchestra



SHAUNA ROLSTON
violoncello

THE CBC VANCOUVER ORCHESTRA

MARIO BERNARDI
conductor


Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, CANADA



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October 28, 8:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Lane Concert Series, University of Vermont; Burlington, Vermont, USA.

November 7, 8:00 PM. Heirmos; The McMillan Singers and an ensemble of faculty and students from the University of Toronto under the direction of Wayne Strongman. Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building. Toronto.

November 20, 8:00 PM. Fertility Rites; Beverley Johntson, marimba; Thornhill Concert Association; Toronto.

November 27, 8:00 PM. Nadir; Susan Hoeppner, flute; Valerie Quinka, viola. Faculty Artists Series, Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building. Toronto.

November 28, 8:00 PM. Nunavut; The Atlantic String Quartet: Alison McLellan, violin; Jennifer Johnson, violin; Alexandra Fekete, viola; Theo Weber, cello. D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University of Newfoundland; St. John's, NF. Christos Hatzis will attend the performance.

December 2. Nunavut; Studio recording of the work by the Blue Engine String Quartet: Jennifer Jones, violin; Anne Simons, violin; Margot Alrdich, viola; Hilary Brown, cello. CBC studios; Halifax, Nova Scotia. Christos Hatzis will be in Halifax for the recording.

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