CityMusic Cleveland to premiere Hatzis work

Posted on: October 13, 2009

“Happy is the composer who hears his or her music performed on a regular basis,” writes Donald Rosenberg in Sunday’s (10/11) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), “which means Christos Hatzis should be positively delirious. He is. The Greek-born Canadian composer is having the rare pleasure of attending the world premieres of no fewer than three of his works this fall. … Hatzis’ premiere No. 3 happens this week in the Cleveland area. ‘Redemption: Book I,’ the initial entry in a five-part work about humanity’s spiritual fall and redemption, will receive inaugural performances throughout Northeast Ohio by the chamber orchestra CityMusic Cleveland and the Pacifica Quartet under guest conductor David Alan Miller. … The three movements of ‘Redemption: Book I’ focus on the fallen angels, Adam and Eve, and the King of Salem, also known as Melchizedek. The score will be followed by two audio-video installations, a violin concerto (for Jennifer Koh, the remarkable soloist in Gyorgy Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with CityMusic in 2008) and a piece for vocal soloists, choir and orchestra.”

Posted October 13, 2009