Selected Hovhaness Performances in 2008
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Date Performers Link Location Program Includes
January
11 Jan, 8pm Ensemble ACJW Details   Paul Hall, 144 West 66th Street, west of Broadway, New York, NY Mountains and Rivers without End (Chamber Symphony) Op.225
24 Jan, 7.30pm Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, conducted by Keith Brion Details   Great Hall, Blackheath Halls, London, SE3, Great Britain All-Hovhaness Concert: Wind Symphonies
Symphony No.7 'Nanga Parvat', Symphony No.14 'Ararat', Symphony No.23 'Ani'
25 (8pm) & 27 (3pm) Jan Third Chair Chamber Players Details   The Loft at the Mill, 8th & P Streets in Lincoln's Historic Haymarket Upon Enchanted Ground (flute, clarinet, harp & percussion)
February
1 Feb, 8pm Martha Graham Dance Company Details   North Fork Hall, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, Brookville, NY, USA Ballet: Ardent Song (plus ballets by Copland, Riegger, Dello Joio)
13 Feb, 9pm Gianluca Littera (harmonica) and Francesco Bucarella (piano) Details   Via Fratelli Rosselli, 47 28100 Novara, Italy Hovhaness: Six Greek Dances (plus music by Faurè, Gordon Jacob, Piazzolla, James Moody)
16 (7.30pm) & 17 (3pm) Feb Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Lonnie Klein musical director Details   Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA Symphony No.2 'Mysterious Mountain', plus music by Chatman (new double concerto) and Gershwin
17 Feb Inland Northwest Orchestra Details   Pendleton, Oregon, USA Hovhaness: Artik (plus Respighi, Grainger, Tchaikovsky)
19 Feb, 7.30pm Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Details   Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Armenian Rhapsody No.2, Op.51 (plus music by bartok, Ahluwalia, Buhr)
March
15 Mar, 2.30pm Michelle Kelley piano recital Details   M. Steinert & Sons, 1 Gold Star Blvd, Worcester, MA, USA Komachi, op. 240 (plus works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and George Rochberg)
29 Mar, 7.30pm Michelle Kelley piano recital Details   University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, School of Performing Arts, 5788 Class of 1944 Hall, Orono, ME, USA Komachi, op. 240 (plus works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and George Rochberg)
April
4 April, 8pm Longy Chamber Winds, guest conductor Frank Battisti Details   Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, USA Tower Music, Op. 129 (plus music by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Weill)
15 April, 7pm 'Le Roi' Chamber Players conducted by Troy Webdell   Colonel John Wheeler Auditorium, 401 W. Joliet Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307, USA Pastoral and Fugue op.271, Bacchanale op.203a, Mysterious Horse Before the Gate op.205 (plus music by Dvorak, Del Borgo, Elfman and more)
27 April, 4pm Michelle Kelley piano recital Details   Indian Hill School of Music, 36 King Street, Littleton, MA, USA Komachi, op. 240 (plus works by Skryabin, Rachmaninoff and George Rochberg)
May
3 May, 7.30pm Fresno Community Choir presents "Cries, Sighs, and Prayers" Details   CSUF Concert Hall, Music Building, California State Univ., Fresno, CA, USA To the Ends of the Earth (in honour of the William Saroyan Centennial) plus works by Stravinsky (Mass) and Brahms (Liebeslieder Waltzer)
3 May, 8pm, 4 May 3pm Westchester Philharmonic conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel Details   The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY, USA Mysterious Mountain (Symphony No.2) and Mahler (Das Lied von der Erde)
10 May, 7.30pm Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, music mirector Brian Folus Details   John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014, USA Symphony No. 66 'Hymn to Glacier Peak', plus works by Mussorgsky, Bizet and Tchaikovsky
18 May, 3pm Grossmont Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Randall Tweed Details   East County Performing Arts Center, El Cajon, California, USA Prelude and Quadruple Fugue, Op. 128, plus works by Barber, Bolcom, Anderson
18 May, 7pm And the Trumpet(s) Shall Sound: San José Chamber Orchestra/Barbara Day Turner, conductor Details   Le Petit Trianon Theater, 72 N. 5th Street, San José, CA, USA Hovhaness: Prayer of St. G regory, plus works by Bartok, Vivaldi, Vivian Fung, Jeff Smith
23 May, 8pm Boston Modern Orchestra Project: "Armenia Resounding: A tribute to Alan Hovhaness" Details   Jordon Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA, USA 'Exile Symphony' (Symphony No.1), Armenian Rhapsodies Nos. 1, 2, & 3, plus music by Vache Sharafyan and Tigran Mansurian
30 May War and Some Peace, recital by Gordon Rumson (on a Neil Stewart spinet of 1777) as part of the 37th AMIS Meeting, Cantos Music Foundation Details   Calgary, Alberta, Canada Hovhaness: Bare November Day, plus music by Handel, Matthew Camidge and Gunnar Johansen
June
27 June, 7pm Michelle Kelley piano recital Details   M. Steinert & Sons, 162 Boylston Street at the Boston Common, Boston MA, USA. Reservations requested: 617-426-1900, www.msteinert.com Komachi, op. 240 (plus works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and George Rochberg)
July
19 July, 1pm South Shore Chamber Orchestra, Troy Webdell Music Director and Conductor: Music of Hovhaness and Dvorak Details   Old World Market 76 South Washington Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 USA. FREE ADMISSION Wind Quintet, Divertimento (for four winds), Sonata (for flute), Yakamochi (for solo cello), Lament (for solo clarinet), Four Bagatelles (for string quartet), plus music by Dvorak.
September
21 Sept, 4pm Senior Organ Recital, Susan Knighton (Madonna University organ student)   Madonna University - University Center, Livonia, Michigan Sanahin Op.69 - partita for organ (with powerpoint presentation of the monastery), plus works by Bach, Couperin, Mendelssohn and Vierne.
November
16 Nov, 2.30pm & 4.30pm Capitol City Symphony Family Concert - "Water, Water, Everywhere!" Details   ATLAS Performing Arts Center,
1333 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C.
(Tickets: $12-20. Discounts for students and seniors)
And God Created Great Whales Op.229/1, plus works by Smetana, Grofe, Mendelssohn, Sullivan, Handel
19 Nov, 7.30pm* Quattro Mani - two piano duo (Susan Grace and Alice Rybak) Details   The Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
*Pre-concert lecture, 6:45pm
Mihr, op.60 (1945), plus works by Paul Lansky, Debussy, John Novacek, George Crumb and Frederic Rzewski.