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2009 News & Features

Dec 10th, 2009

New Promethean Edition: Percussion Music by Farr
Promethean Editions is pleased to announce the release of Three Etudes for marimba by Gareth Farr (PE092). Promethean Editions launched this publication at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis, USA with US retailer Steve Weiss Music.
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Dec 10th, 2009

New Promethean Edition: Percussion Music by Hatzis
Promethean Editions is pleased to announce the release of In the Fire of Conflict by Christos Hatzis (PE108). Promethean Editions launched this publication at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis, USA with US retailer Steve Weiss Music.
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Dec 10th, 2009

New Promethean Edition: Percussion Music by Psathas
Promethean Editions is pleased to announce the release of Fragment for marimba and vibraphone (PE089) by John Psathas. Promethean Editions launched this publication at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis, USA with US retailer Steve Weiss Music.
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Oct 12th, 2009

Not a normal night at the Symphony: Gareth Farr
GARETH FARR continues to be one of New Zealand?s most diverse composers, having completed a characteristically wide variety of national and international projects in 2008-09.
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Oct 12th, 2009

Not a normal night at the Symphony: John Psathas
Collaboration has been a key feature of John Psathas? recent work.
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Oct 12th, 2009

Not a normal night at the Symphony: Christos Hatzis
CHRISTOS HATZIS? In the Fire of Conflict has been wowing audiences in many forms since its premiere by Denise Djokic and Scott Ryan (with dance by Peggy Baker), on 5 August 2008 during the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
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Oct 12th, 2009

Performer Spotlight: Dame Evelyn Glennie
DAME EVELYN GLENNIE has been a long-time supporter of Promethean Editions? composers. As the first person to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, Glennie was an early promoter of the composers? extensive list of percussion works.
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Oct 12th, 2009

Douglas Lilburn Complete Piano Music
HAVING COMPLETED the first five volumes of the historically important Larry Pruden Collected Edition, Promethean Editions is beginning work on the publication of another important collection, the complete piano works of Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001).
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Oct 11th, 2009

Published Composer updates
Promethean Editions? published composers continue to receive acclaim for their work.
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Sep 9th, 2009

World Premiere: Dame Evelyn Glennie Performs Mirage?
Dame Evelyn Glennie will give the first performance of Christos Hatzis? new concerto for vibraphone, cloud gongs & string orchestra, Mirage? with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anne Manson at Westminster Church, Winnipeg, Canada on 9 September 2009.
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Sep 1st, 2009

World Premiere of Arabesque by Christos Hatzis
A new major work by Christos Hatzis, Arabesque, for solo violin, piano and string orchestra, is to be first performed by Ang?le Dubeau and La Pi?ta in Mont-Tremblant, Canada, on 6 September 2009. This world premiere performance will be followed by further performances in Canada and the USA.
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Aug 6th, 2009

Illumina to premiere at the Christchurch Arts Festival
Illumina, a new work by Farr is to premiere at the Christchurch Arts Festival 2009 with Helen Charlton (soprano soloist), Grant Hutchinson (director) and the Jubilate Singers at Christchurch Cathedral on the Square, Christchurch, NZ, 8 August 2009
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Jun 4th, 2009

New Work by Farr to Receive Eighteen Premieres
Gareth Farr?s new work for solo violin Wakatipu, commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, is to be performed for the first time followed by seventeen repeat performances as part of round two of the competition at the Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown, New Zealand, 5 June 2009.
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May 7th, 2009

Mike Nock enters Australian Jazz Hall of Fame
On 23 April, pianist and composer Mike Nock was inducted into the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards, hosted by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Melbourne, Australia.
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Apr 9th, 2009

New Massey Edition: Papanui Road by John Ritchie
Promethean Editions welcomes the release of Papanui Road by John Ritchie (PME11) as part of the Massey Edition series. Robert Hoskins says of the work: 'Rich with kaleidoscopic images, Papanui Road gives a vivid 'snapshot' of bustling central Christchurch during the 1950s?one that encompases not only the cityscape but much of the composer's own experience and spirit.'
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Mar 31st, 2009

Vaughan Williams, Published for the First Time
Promethean Editions is pleased to announce the release of Scenes Adapted from Bunyan?s Pilgrim?s Progress by Evelyn Ouless, edited by Nathaniel Lew, with music composed and selected by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Published for the first time, this Massey Edition contains the complete script and extant musical numbers from the 1907 and 1908 productions in London.
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Feb 4th, 2009

Psathas Collaborates with Serj Tankian
Launching into 2009, John Psathas collaborates with Serj Tankian, frontman of rock band, System of a Down, for a unique solo gig with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
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