France: screening of No Man’s Land feature film
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

France: screening of No Man’s Land feature film

Saturday, November 10th at 3 pm / Friesland (80)

On the occasion of the closing of the 2018 animation program on the natural site of the Montagne de Frize, the Conservatory of Natural Areas of Picardy invites you to watch the concert No man's land. This project brings together 150 international musicians from the opposing forces of the Great War and filmed on important battlefields around the world, including the Friesian Mountain.

Commissioned by renowned New Zealand composer John Psathas, the No Man's Land project was created as the centerpiece of New Zealand World War I commemorations in 2016.

Link to event: http://conservatoirepicardie.org/actualites-agenda/concert-no-man-lands

 Meeta Pandit recording in Gwalior, India

Meeta Pandit recording in Gwalior, India

 Photo taken just after we completed recording Serj's searing performance for No Man's Land

Photo taken just after we completed recording Serj's searing performance for No Man's Land

 3 astonishingly capable Victoria University of Wellington Master's Students - on No Man's Land Scholarships and an integral part of the creation of the work. L-R Steffan Paton, Jack Hooker, Kenyon Shankie.

3 astonishingly capable Victoria University of Wellington Master's Students - on No Man's Land Scholarships and an integral part of the creation of the work. L-R Steffan Paton, Jack Hooker, Kenyon Shankie.

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One Study One Summary - Kölner Philharmonie, Veith Kloesters
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

One Study One Summary - Kölner Philharmonie, Veith Kloesters

27.12.2018 Donnerstag 20:00 Uhr

Kölner Philharmonie

Repercussion

Johannes Wippermann Schlagzeug

Rafael Sars Schlagzeug

Stephan Möller Schlagzeug

Veith Kloeters Schlagzeug

Warped Type Andreas Huck Livevisuals Roland Nebe Livevisuals

Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood (1973) für fünf Paar gestimmte Klanghölzer (claves)

John Psathas / None Repercussion Summary aus: One Study One Summary (2005)

Tomer Yariv Gyro (2005) für Percussion Duo

Roberto Bocca Dialogo & Esegesi (2015) für Mallett-Quartett

Casey Cangelosi Bad Touch (2013) für Schlagzeug solo und Tonband

Leonhard Waltersdorfer 22 (2013) für Vibraphon solo

John Psathas / None Repercussion Study aus: One Study One Summary (2005)

Minoru Miki Marimba Spiritual (1983/84) für Marimbaphone solo und drei Schlagzeuger

Tickets - https://www.koelner-philharmonie.de/kartenkauf/

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Omnifenix - Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Omnifenix - Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra

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On the 2nd of February 2019 the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will perform my saxophone concerto Omnifenix (originally commissioned for, and premiered by, Michael Brecker, and subsequently recorded by Joshua Redman). The Performance will be at the Gillioz Theatre. 

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/08/30/springfield-drury-civic-orchestra-listen-something-new-gustav-mahler-ninth/1144256002/

http://www.ksmu.org/post/sdcos-christopher-koch-mahler-9th#stream/0

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One Study One Summary - Martin Grubinger
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

One Study One Summary - Martin Grubinger

Everything, except Mezzoforte! Already as a little boy Martin Grubinger decided for his instrument. No wonder his father was a drum teacher at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Grubinger jun. from the school to devote himself exclusively to music. He practiced for up to ten hours a day, training his physical fitness like a high-performance athlete.
With similar seriousness Grubinger also tackles challenges off stage: for example, his role as host of the music magazine "KlickKlack" on Bavarian TV. As the husband of a Turkish pianist, he is also involved in the fight against racism and xenophobia; And are not you afraid of a concert cancellation if the socio-political circumstances at the venue are intolerable? - that's what happened in Carinthia 2010.
Martin Grubinger stands for musical diversity. He has recorded a CD with monks from an Austrian Benedictine abbey and lures young people all over the world to the concert halls with Brazilian samba lenghts or taiko drumming from Asia. In addition, he has expanded the repertoire for his instrument by important works by commissioned compositions to Friedrich Cerha and Tan Dun.

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Gyftiko - Tania Sikelianou
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Gyftiko - Tania Sikelianou

Tania Sikelianou will recite my piece Gyftiko for Solo Violin as part of the Hippokratia Summer Festival of Kos. Gyftiko will be performed alongside other solo violin works from composers such as J.S. Bach, Astor Piazolla, A.C Ribeiro, Miroslav Miletic, and many more.

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Abhisheka - New Zealand String Quartet
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Abhisheka - New Zealand String Quartet

Turning Points - New Zealand String Quartet

Join us for a concert of groundbreaking works that have each taken the quartet genre in new directions.

Beethoven was renowned as a trailblazer so it’s not surprising that this programme features one of his most innovative quartets, the extraordinary opus 131 quartet, which Robert Schumann felt stood “...on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination."

Also included is Smetana’s poignant, semi-autobiographical “From My Life” and the extraordinary Abhisheka by New Zealand’s own John Psathas. NZSQ cellist Rolf Gjelsten says: "We’re looking forward to sharing with you the genius and vision of these works as well as elucidating the qualities which make each work so remarkable."

Programme: 
Psathas: Abisheka
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor (“From My Life”)

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New Zealand String Quartet perform Abhisheka
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

New Zealand String Quartet perform Abhisheka

 

Join us for a concert of groundbreaking works that have each taken the quartet genre in new directions. Beethoven was renowned as a trailblazer so it’s not surprising that this programme features one of his most innovative quartets, the extraordinary opus 131 quartet, which Robert Schumann felt stood “...on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination." Also included is Smetana’s poignant, semi-autobiographical “From My Life” and the extraordinary Abhisheka by New Zealand’s own John Psathas.

 

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Public Talk - Current Projects
Aug
22
3:10 PM15:10

Public Talk - Current Projects

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A talk about recent projects including my collaboration with Piano Circus, a new solo work for snare and electronics, the project with the Eastman School of Music Percussionists and Michael Burritt and more.

In the Adam Concert Room at Victoria University's Kelburn Campus - Gate 7. For more information call the New Zealand School of Music +64 (0)4 463 5369 or email info@nzsm.ac.nz 

This is a free event

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Julian Bliss and NZTrio play Island Songs in Canberra
Aug
22
3:10 PM15:10

Julian Bliss and NZTrio play Island Songs in Canberra

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. Tuesday, August 28 at 8pm.

canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.

British clarinettist Julian Bliss seems uncomfortable with being described as a prodigy. But it's a label that's hard to avoid when discussing the 29-year-old musician. He's in Australia with New Zealand piano trio NZTrio  - currently Ashley Brown (cellist and founding member), Stephen De Pledge (pianist) and Wilma Smith (violinist) - to perform Twilight, a program of chamber music featuring what Bliss calls "probably one of the most powerful pieces of chamber music ever written,"  French composer Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Also on the program is New Zealand composer Ross Harris’s  There May Be Light, which the composer wrote for this ensemble when they were on tour across the Tasman a couple of years ago.

Finally, there's Australian (HAHAHA!!!!) composer John Psathas’s Island Songs, inspired by different kinds of Greek dance music.

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Linkwood Guitar Duo perform "Muisca"
Aug
12
2:30 PM14:30

Linkwood Guitar Duo perform "Muisca"

On the 12th of August at 2.30p the the Linkwood Guitar Duo (Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty) will present a programme of music for two guitars featuring works by New Zealand composers John Psathas, Jack Body and Anthony Ritchie

This vibrant home-grown music will be placed alongside a beautiful and creative rendering of Sakura (Variations) by Polish composer Marek Pasiezcy and the charming and elegant Grande Duo by the nineteenth-century composer Napoleon Cos

The concert will be in the beach-front Paekakariki Memorial Hall.

http://kapitiindependentnews.net.nz/guitar-duo-and-sir-john-trimmer/

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Tricia Dawn Williams performs Jettatura in Malta
Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

Tricia Dawn Williams performs Jettatura in Malta

Saturday 11 August at 9pm, Nadine Galea (violin), Giuseppe Recchia (clarinet) and myself on the piano will be joining forces to perform works by Makiko Kinoshita, Charles Camilleri, John PsathasJohn Luther AdamsRuben ZahraShoichi Yabuta and Scott McAllister. The concert will be held at Castello Lanzun in San Gwann.

In the incredible Castello Lanzun · San Gwann, Malta

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SMP Ensemble presents "Shimmers"
Aug
10
12:10 PM12:10

SMP Ensemble presents "Shimmers"

On the 10th of August at 12.10p the SMP ensemble presents a concert showcasing the wealth of emerging performance-based and compositional talent in Wellington, centred around works by Olivier Messiaen and current DMA student Simon Eastwood, plus works by John Psathas, Salina Fisher, and Elliot Vaughan

In the Adam Concert Room at Victoria University's Kelburn Campus - Gate 7. For more information call the New Zealand School of Music +64 (0)4 463 5369 or email info@nzsm.ac.nz

This is a free event.

 

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