Recent & Upcoming Events and Performances
of music by Ron Hannah



  • Also in June, 2020, my small song cycle on poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay - "A Few Figs from Thistles" - will be premièred by Jennifer Coffman, mezzo-soprano, and Graham Yates, piano. This will take place at the Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Vienna.

  • "Hundreds and Thousands" - excerpts from my one-woman opera were sung by soprano Susan Young, as part of a Faculty Recital at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, October 10, 2019
  • "Ruri, Ruri", choral setting of an Armenian lullaby has won the 2019 composition competition sponsored by the Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. It was premièred, beautifully, by a vocal quartet on August 3, 2019.
  • "Two Songs after Christine de Pisan, for voice and harp, was performed on June 14, 2019, at the Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Vienna, by Annette Fischer, soprano, and Zsuzsa Aba-Nagy, harp
  • My setting of Gretchen's last speech from Goethe's "Faust" for women's chorus (SSA) and piano was performed as part of an event entitled "Aspekte des Gretchen", featuring colleagues and students of Andrea Mellis, director: Vienna, TheaterArche, June 14, 15, 16, 2019.
  • April 11, 2019: Performance of the 2 opening movements from "Tumble Me Down" (6 songs for alto and baritone on poems of Robert Herrick), performed by Appolonia Schmidt, alto; Leonard Schaller, baritone; and Franziska Bötzl, piano, at the Berufsfachschule für Musik, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany.
  • 70th birthday recital for Andrea Mellis, May 24, 2019, at TheaterArche, Vienna, featured two of my works:
    • "Tumble Me Down" (6 songs for alto and baritone on poems of Robert Herrick), complete set performed by Andrea Mellis, alto; Wayne Lempke, bass; and Jeffrey Greiman, piano.
    • "Piano Trio #2" performed by Christopher Devine, piano; Tobias Stosiek, cello; Hayato Ishibashi, violin.
  • My song set, "Trapping Monkeys", for medium-high voice and piano (texts by Gevorg Emin) was premièred by Christine Reiter, soprano, and Kei Endo, piano, on February 16, 2019 at Christine's private "Open Stage", Vienna.

  • My SSAATTBB arrangement of "Irish Carol", further arranged to include zither, guitar, bass and recorder, was performed by Vokalensemble Hilpoltstein, conducted by Wayne Lempke, in December, 2018, in Nuremberg and Hilpoltstein, Germany.
  • Emily Mehigh, clarinettist, posted on Youtube every day in May 2018, a short composition for solo clarinet by a different composer. I am one of those composers, and I was pleased to view her posting, on the 29th of May, of part 5 of my "Fugitive Horizons", a set of eight short works for that instrument! Click on the link to go to my page describing the work's origin and to hear her performance (while following the score), and visit YouTube to view her original post (the YouTube page starts at May 1, so you will have to scroll down to find me!)
  • April 3, 2017 Paronian Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia  and
    April 4, 2017, Vardan Adjemian State Drama Theatre, Gyumri, Armenia
    World Première of The Illuminator, an opera on the life of St. Gregory of Armenia, directed by Andrea Mellis
    • State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Harutyun Arzoumanyan
    • Gregory sung by Andranik Malkhasyan
    • Young chorus from the Alexander Spendyarian Music School, Yerevan
    • Dancers from Yerevan State Choreographic College