Hatzis Lecture

January 17, 2023

January 17, 7:00 PM
Composers Forum, Room 330,
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park, Toronto, M5S 2C5

Christos Hatzis:
TEXT & MUSIC (Three Songs on Poems by Anne Michaels):
My Spiritual, Philosophical and Compositional Approach to
Setting Poetry to Music.

“My presentation will focus on my recent song cycle on poems by celebrated Canadian poet Anne Michaels with a personal preamp about people and circumstances that have helped shape my own thinking about music, science, philosophy, and life. From Pythagorean philosophy to the Platonic view of reality, reinforced by several scientific breakthroughs during the 20th and 21st centuries (Chaos and Quantum Theory, among them), my lecture will focus on the deeper psychic processes that cause profound meaning to be communicated between composers and their audiences independently of acculturation. The problem of consciousness, cognition, and meaning, communicated through language (ordinary > poetic > mathematical > musical) will form the substratum of my PowerPoint presentation about my personal approach to the relationship between poetry and music, but also about resonant entanglement—the underlying connecting tissue between everything and everyone.”

World premiere of Up to Her Waist in Lupins

September 24, 2022
Allison Miller, flute; Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Judith Yan. TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre, 35 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8, Canada.

Hatzis in residence at Orford Summer Music Academy July 24 to July 30, July 31 to August 6, 2022.

July 24, 2022

Join the chorus for the Easter Day 2023 performance in Carnegie Hall

June 15, 2022
Mid America Productions is planning a performance of "Sepulcher of Life" for soprano, Arabic/blues singer, choir and orchestra on Easter Day, April 9, 2023 @8:00 PM. The final scheduling depends on how many choral singers will volunteer to participate in the performance. If you are interested in participating and for more information about travel, rehearsals and cost, please contact our conductor, Jean-Louis Bleau at jbleau@mtroyal.ca. We hope to see you there.

Sunday Concert in Larisa, Greece

June 05, 2022
On Sunday, May 29, 8:30 pm (EET+2 time zone) composers Norbert Palej and Christos Hatzis will be hosted by pianist Ariadni Dimitriou as the principal composers in a concert of our music at the Municipal Conservatory of Larisa, (Δημοτικό Ωδείο Λάρισας). The first half of the program will be a longer presentation of Hatzis's, followed by the three pieces of the previous night's concert performed by Beverley Johnston (“Eris”, “Ser con É I, II” and “Axion Esti”) and two compositions by the same composers, Hatzis's “Old Photographs” for piano trio and Palej’s “Return from the Stars”. The performers: Αριάδνη Δημητρίου, piano, Δημήτρης Καραμανώλης, violin, Μιλτιάδης Κασσάρας, violoncello and Norbert Palej, synthesizer. Admission is free for this concert.
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PO Box 10 143
Wellington, New Zealand
Tel. +64 4 473 5033
Fax. +64 4 473 5066

To contact Christos Hatzis directly, write or e-write:
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto,
80 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
A5S 2C5, Canada
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