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ALAN HOVHANESS - 1911 - 2011

This page is devoted to all musical activities that Marvin Rosen will be involved with in celebrating Alan Hovhaness's 100th Birthday.

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Alan Hovhaness

ALAN HOVHANESS - 100TH BIRTHDAY MARATHON

" MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS WITHOUT END "

24-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST

starts:     SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010 FROM 7:00 PM

 ends:    MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010 - 7:00 PM

BROADCASTED FROM WPRB 103.3 FM PRINCETON, NJ and on internet at: http://www.wprb.com/listen.php

You can check : 12-26-2010 - Marathon playlist.

Marvin Rosen, host and producer of Classical Discoveries and Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde and WPRB are paying tribute to this great American composer just days before the beginning of his Centennial Year.

Marvin, producer of this Marathon is one of the best qualified hosts to conduct this live 24 hour birthday celebration.
A pianist and teacher, he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Hovhaness’s music. Marvin was a friend of the composer for many years and spent 2 weeks in Seattle working with him on his piano works in preparation for the first of two recordings on the Koch International Classics label. Marvin also wrote the liner notes for other Hovhaness recordings on the Koch International Classics label as well.

In 2011 Marvin is planning to present various piano recitals of his music.  In addition, he is organizing at Westminster Choir College of Rider University a whole Hovhaness concert with faculty members of Westminster Conservatory.

An avid recorded music collector, Marvin has one of the most extensive rare collections of Hovhaness’s music, both on CD and LP.

In the last thirteen and a half years as a radio host, Marvin has presented more of Hovhaness’s music than probably any other single radio program. Each year he pays a special birthday tribute.

This entire 24 Hour Marathon will be devoted only to music of Alan Hovhaness and will include a large variety of music by this incredible 20th century genius. 

Two guests during the marathon will be clarinetist and conductor Lawrence Sobol (December 26, evening}, and pianist Sahan Arzruni (December 27, early afternoon) both of whom have recorded the composer’s music.

The Marathon will include, for example, Symphonies Symphonies 3, 4, 34 and 40, Concerto For Violin and Strings, "Talin", Concerto No. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra, Seven Greek Folk Dances for Harmonica and Piano, Magnificat, Piano Sonata, "Ananda", Shambala for Violin, Sitar and Orchestra, Khaldis: Concerto for Piano 4 Trumpets and Percussion, Concerto No. 3, Diran (the Religious Singer) for Horn and Strings, plus much, much more!!!!! 

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THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 - 8:00PM

Private Location at Schaide in Princeton

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. Club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen will present a 20 minute segment, performed in honor of the 100th Birthday of Alan Hovhaness on March 8, 2011. All of the selections below were composed by Alan Hovhaness

Featured program will be include:
Slumber Song, Op. 52, No. 2  
Mountain Dance No. 2, Op. 144B   
Orbit No. 2, Op. 102, No. 2                        
Achtamar, Op. 64 No. 1                            
     Adagio (imitating the tmpoog)
     Allegro (imitating the kanoon and oud)
Ghazal No. 1, Op. 36, No. 1        
Macedonian Mountain Dance, Op. 144         

Private event - can attend only with a an active membership or as a guest

 

 

 

Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital:

AMERICAN COMPOSER ALAN HOVHANESS: 100TH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 - 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College

Featuring a range of works by the distinguished American composer, Alan Hovhaness (born March 8, 1911), one of the most prolific composers of all time.

PROGRAM
All of the selections below were composed by Alan Hovhaness

Slumber Song, Op. 52, No. 2
Mountain Dance No. 2, Op. 144b
Achtamar, Op. 64, No. 1
     Adagio (imitating the tmpoog)
     Allegro (imitating the kanoon and oud)
Marvin Rosen, Piano

Selections from “Yakamochi”, Op. 193
     Prelude
     Jhala
Suite for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 193
     Andante
     Largo
     Moderato
Carol Vizzini, Cello
Kathy Shanklin, Piano (in Suite)

Sonata for Hichiriki and Sho (Oboe and Organ), Op. 171
     Lento
     Andante
Melissa Bohl, Oboe
Kathy Shanklin, Organ

Four songs, Op 242
     Distant Lake of Sighs
     Under a Byzantine Dome
     In Earth Dawn Time
     From High Armenia Mountain
Tim Urban, Baritone
Kathy Shanklin, Piano

INTERMISSION

Sonata for Flute, Op. 118
     Andante
     Allegro
     Adagio
Kevin Willois, Flute

3 Fantasies, Op. 70, No. 1-3
Flora Newberry, Trumpet
Susan Moxley, Trombone
Craig Levesque, Horn

Night of a White Cat, Op. 263
 Kenneth Ellison, Clarinet
 Kathy Shanklin, Piano

Sonata for 2 Clarinets, Op. 297
     Malinconia
     Fuga (Allegro)
     Fuga (Allegro Assai)
 Kenneth Ellison and Deborah Gers, Clarinets

Orbit No. 2, Op. 102, No. 2
2 Ghazals, Op. 36
Macedonian Mountain Dance, Op. 144
Marvin Rosen, Piano

Ticket Information: Free Admission

 

 

 

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

ALAN HOVHANESS AT 100

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 - 12:15PM

Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

Performance by pianist Marvin Rosen features the works of Alan Hovhaness in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Half-hour lunchtime performances presented by faculty from Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.

Featured program will be announced

Ticket Information: Free admission

 

 

 

Salon 33

CONCERT & POT LUCK DINNER

HOVHANESS IN THE HIGHEST - A 100 YEAR CELEBRATION

SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2011

at 7:00 PM (concert starts at 8:00)
33 Chestnut Street
Princeton, NJ

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

Included will be solo works by Alan Hovhaness from 7 different decades plus 2 piano duets. Marvin will be joined by guest artist Jennifer Castellano in the piano duos.

Featured program will be announced


Information and RSVP: Rob Tannen (609)720-0098 or Berrot@aol.com
For more information e-mail: MarvinRosen@ClassicalDiscoveries.org



No Charge – Donations Help the Music Happen!

 

 

 

ART GALLERY

ALAN HOVHANESS IN THE HIGHEST

SUNDAY, JUNE 05, 2011 - 2:00PM

Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, New York

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

To commemorate the 100th-year anniversary of Alan Hovhaness' birth, Marvin Rosen will perform many of the composers solo piano works, plus 3 piano duets.

For the piano duets, he will be joined with special guest, JENNIFER CASTELLANO

Ticket Information: Free admission

 

 

 

Radio program CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES hosted by pianist, Marvin Rosen on WPRB 103.3FM - Princeton, NJ, has supported the music of Alan Hovhaness from its beginning.

Alan & Marvin 80th birthday

On June 27, 2000 Classical Discoveries presented a special 5 hour radio program featuring the music of Alan Hovhaness:
06-27-2000
- HOVHANESS MEMORIAL TRIBUTE,

as well 5 hours Memorial Tribute at 5th Anniversary of composers death:
06-22-2005 - THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF AMERICAN COMPOSER ALAN HOVHANESS - MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

Marvin and Alan Hovhaness at 80TH Birthday celebration in New York

 

Alan Hovhaness with Marvin RosenYou can click on a picture to see a larger version

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Princeton, June 1980
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In Seattle with Hinako, May 1992
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Seattle, Hovhaness home, May 1992
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At Snoqualmie Falls-May, 1992
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Boston, April 1993
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Boston, April 1993

 

Every year the Classical Discoveries celebrates Hovhaness with a special programs devoted to his works (in March or June, around the composers birthday or death anniversary). See links below for the listing of programs:
12-26-2010 - ALAN HOVHANESS - 100TH BIRTHDAY MARATHON - "MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS WITHOUT     END" - 24-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST
02-24-2010 - ALAN HOVHANESS - 99TH BIRTHDAY
06-26-2009 - HOVHANESS ON VINYL - MEMORIAL TRIBUTE
03-08-2007 - 2007 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
03-24-2006 - 95TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
06-22-2005 - THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF AMERICAN COMPOSER ALAN HOVHANESS
03-15-2005 - 2005 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
03-01-2004 - 2004 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
03-05-2003 - 2003 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE - A COLLECTORS HOVHANESS - only LPs recording never released on CDs
03-05-2002 - 2002 BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
06-27-2000 - HOVHANESS MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

 

 

 

To find more about Alan Hovhaness go to:
ALAN HOVHANESS - most comprehensive website created by a fan of the Composer
ALAN HOVHANESS - A composer for our time - by Frank Perry
AN OVERVIEW OF THE MUSIC OF ALAN HOVHANESS ON CD - by Eric Kunze

You can also find on this website 2 pages devoted to Alan Hovhaness:
Marvin's Recordings and Tribute to Hovhaness

Page updated: 05-16-2011