- Wendela van Swol, flute, and Emilio Garcia, piano, performing movements from Masks.
- Nicole Esposito, piccolo, & Seong-Sil Kim, piano, performing Three Sketches.
- Don Bailey's recording of Kokopeli from his Tribute CD.
- Nina Perlove has recorded Winter Spirits for a YouTube series.
- February 10, 2010: Cellist Sharon Robinson will perform El Andalus with pianist Sung Mi Um in Auer Hall at the Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana, in Bloomington, IN
- March 17-20, 2010: At the Festival of Women Composers at Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, Ms. Hoover’s Mountain & Mesa for flute & piano, The Heart Speaks, a song cycle for soprano and piano Dream Dances, and selections from Preludes for piano, and Concertante for flute choir will be performed. Performers will include Colleen Gray, Stacey Steele, Nanette Solomon, and the Slppery Rock Flute Choir.
- April 18, 2010: Max Lifschitz will perform Dream Dances with North-South Consonance.
- April 20, 2010: Mirian Conti will give the premiere of a new piano work called Thin Ice at St. Peters Church at Citicorp.
- May 15, 2010: pianist Nanette Solomon will perform Dream Dances at the Tenri Institute, for the Leschetizky Association concert series.
- October 8, 2009: Journey, for bassoon and piano, was premiered by Peter Kolkay & Alix Nguyen in Panama City, Panama. This piece was commissioned by a consortium of 31 bassoonists, spearheaded by Mr. Kolkay.
- October 10, 2009: Journey received its second performance on October 10th by Jeffrey Lyman, bassoon faculty at the U. of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- October 17, 2009: The Word in Flower which was commissioned by MTNA, was premiered at the Eastman School of Music by faculty members mezzo Katherine Ciesinsky, flutist Bonita Boyd, and guitarist Nickolas Goluses.
- August 13-16, 2009: The National Flute Convention in New York featured nine works by Ms. Hoover, including Masks, Kokopeli, Concertante Dragon Court, Celebration, Winter Spirits, Two for Two and a new work, Mountain & Mesa, premiered by Mimi Stillman and Jeremy Gill.
- July 20, 2009: Passacaglia & Romp for two pianos was premiered by Yohann Ripert & Yidin Niu at Pianofest, in Southhampton, NY The piece was commissioned by Pianofest.
- June 6, 2009: Dream Dances was performed by pianist Mirian Conti on a recital presented by the Leschetitzky Association, at Tenri Hall, New York City.
- May 3, 2009: Ms. Hoover's new Shoes for 2 clarinets and piano was given its premiere by Stanley and Naomi Drucker, with Marilyn Sherman-Lehman, pianist, at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church in New York, in a concert by the American Chamber Ensemble.
- May 19, 2009: The all professional New York Treble Singers performed Ms. Hoover's Incantations for SSAA with flute and percussion at St. Peter's Church at Citicorp at 54th and Lexington Avenue.
- January 5, 2009: The premiere of Line Drawings took place at the Bohemians Club, with pianist Mirian Conti. She also performed Dream Dances at the Koziusko Foundation in New York City.
- December 8, 2008: Cory Maxfield, flute, and Brandon Kitterman, guitar, performed Canyon Echoes on the New Music Ensemble Concert.
- November 13, 2008: Laurel Zucker performed To Greet the Sun at the Sacramento Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA.
- November 9: Cory Maxfield, flute, and Brandon Kitterman, guitar, performed Canyon Echoes in Dumke Recital at the University of Utah School of Music.
- November 2008: Mary Druhan of the Texas A & M Faculty has performed Set for Clarinet and Ritual for clarinet and piano with Jan Grimes in recitals at Texas universities. She has also recorded these pieces.
- October 23, 2008: Marcia Hankle performed Kokopeli on an Englewoods Concert at Trinity Church in New York.
- October 12, 2008: Alexa Still performed Kokopeli at a New York Flute Club Recital in New York, NY.
- September 26, 2008: At Concerts at Carmel in Glenside, PA, Lois Herbine, Lloyd Smith and Charles Abramovic performed the Lyric Trio.
- August 10, 24, 2008: Flutist Christine Potter played Two for Two for alto flute and piano at both the American Flute Convention and the British Flute Convention. Nancy Stagnitta performed Ms. Hoover's Medieval Suite at the American Convention.
- July 15, 2008: At the Festival of the Hamptons in East Hampton, NY, Ms. Hoover performed her Kokopeli, as well as two movements of her Medieval Suite with pianist Dianne Frazer. Ms. Frazer also gave the premiere of Hoover's new Dream Dances.
- June 14, 2008: El Andalus was performed by cellist Sharon Robinson and pianist Joseph Kalichstein for the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Society at Bard College in Rhinebeck, NY.
- May 17, 2008: Ms. Hoover's Preludes were performed by pianist Michael Mizrahi at the Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, NY.
- May 3, 2008: Lyric Trio was performed by Megan Postoli, Michael Midlarsky, and Christina Lalog in Meriter Center Grand Hall, Madison Wisconsin.
- May 2, 2008: Tia Roper, in a faculty recital at Bloomingdale House of Music in New York City, played Winter Spirits.
- April 5, 2008: Christine Potter and pianist Martha Sothers performed Two for Two, for alto flute and piano, at Mesa College in Colorado.
HONOR: Two for Two was chosen as a winner of the National Flute Association's Newly Published Music contest.
- March 29, 2008: Ms. Hoover was the guest at New Jersey Flute Choir Day at Drew University on March 29th. She performed Kokopeli, and other works of hers performed included Homage to Bartok, Three for Eight, Kyrie, and Peace is the Way, which was performed by all 140 participants.
- February 8 and 21, 2008: Walfrid Kujala and James Pellerite, with percussionist, performed Canyon Shadows, for flute, native flute, and percussion on February 8th at Northwestern University in Chicago, and on the 21st at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
- January 13, 2008: Selima for soprano, clarinet, and piano was performed in the Netherlands by Ms. Boer, Oostenrijk, and Braithewaite.
- January 2008: NEW PUBLICATIONS Two new works were published by Papagena Press, to be distributed by Theodore Presser Co.: Two for Two for alto/bass flute and piano, and Concerto Dragon Court for large flute ensemble.
- December 16, 2007: Christine Potter presented Katherine Hoover's Two for Two at the New York Flute Club recital.
- December 2, 2007: NEW RECORDING Lisamarie McGrath, flutist, has produced a 2-CD set including Ms. Hoover's Masks, Sound Bytes, and Winter Spirits. On December 2nd, she gave a recital at St. John's Lutheran Church in Philadelphia to celebrate the launching of the CD.
- November 15, 2007: Katherine Hoover's Preludes for piano were presented as part of a Doctoral Recital by Sukhee Hong at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
- November 11, 2007: The Austin Lyric Opera presented a Veterans' Day concert on November 11th featuring Ms. Hoover's piano quintet Da Pacem, with pianist-composer Kathryn Mishell and a string quartet, in Austin Texas.
- September 26, 2007: The Italian flutist Giusy Maria Malito gave a concert in Modena, Italy, featuring several of Ms. Hoover's pieces.
- August 10, 2007: the National Flute Association hosted a concert in Katherine Hoover's honor at the National Flute Convention in Albuquerque, NM, with several well-known flutists (Mimi Stillman, Leone Buyse, Don Bailey, et al) performing her works. Ms. Hoover performed as well.
- April 2007: Katherine Hoover was a guest at the University of Arkansas, giving masterclasses and attending a concert of her work on April 21st.
|Lisa McGrath's recording The Colors Fall, includes Hoover's Winter Spirits, Sound Bytes, and Masks.|
|Christina Ledford's recording Mosaics, includes the premiere recording of Three Sketches for piccolo and piano.|
|Medieval Suite for Flute and Orchestra for oboe and piano performed by Alexa Still with the New Zealand Symphony on the CD Pied Piper Fantasy from Koch Classics (KIC-CD-7566)|
|Clarinet Concerto performed by Robert Spring on the CD Black Dog from Summit Records.|
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY PAPAGENA PRESS
- Le Jardin de Dolly and Le pas Espanol (by Fauré, arr. for 2 flutes and piano by K. Hoover, Op. 56, 2002)
- Antics (2 movements for 2 flutes, 2002) - This duet is an extended exercise in concentration. It moves from melodic material into sections of fast, intricate interplay between the instruments, as the flutes chase each other up and down, across and sideways. (Duration: c. 6')
OTHER WORKS RECENTLY WRITTEN BT KATHERINE HOOVER AND PUBLISHED BY PAPAGENA PRESS:
- Mariposas (2001) - Four solos plus 6 ensemble parts, loosely based on the emergence and flights of butterflies. (Duration: c. 8')
- Celebration (2001) - A short piece in 6 parts, written to celebrate Joseph Mariano's 90th birthday. Incorporates short quotes from famous flute pieces. (Duration: c. 6')
- The Heart Speaks - Seven songs for soprano and piano.
- String Quartet (Duration: c. 22')
- Caprice - For flute and guitar. (Duration: c. 3')
- Night Skies "Considerable Orchestral Imagination"
"The chamber music composer-flutist Katherine Hoover has been well-known for quite some time, but that she is an accomplished orchestral composer may come as news to many. It is good news, for the works presented on this CD are strong, assertive compositions written with considerable orchestral imagination. Of the works presented here, I like Night Skies best. It is a tone poem of some 25 minutes duration, in a single movement with many contrasting episodes and several effective climaxes. Despite its length, the work maintains its momentum and holds the listener's interest from beginning to end. Conductors who might be daunted by the length of Night Skies would do well to consider Two Sketches, whose combined length is just over ten minutes. Full of striking sonorities and rich orchestral invention, this highly accessible work would fit well on many an orchestral program. To fully appreciate the music of Eleni it is necessary to read the program note by the composer. The music is anecdotal and descriptive, so that the listener has to begin by learning the story of the heroic Greek woman whose sacrifice was recounted both in book form and in a movie. The program note explains the use of Greek folkloristic elements and indicates the overall shape of the composition. That done, the listener will find that Eleni is a dramatic and moving composition.
The Double Concerto is a mettlesome work, combining the two solo violins with the string orchestra in a variety of ways. The solo parts weave in and out of each other's space, creating an ever-changing texture the is supported, interrupted, and answered by the string orchestra. The performances by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Joel Suben are first-rate. The Wisconsin Philomusica led by Vartan Manoogian does a good job but the driving force in the Concerto is the pair of soloists. Shame on our orchestras for not giving American audiences the opportunity to hear such fine music!"
Leo Kraft, The New Music Connoisseur
- Stitch-te Naku
Katherine Hoover's Stitch-te Naku was performed by the Long Beach, CA Symphony under the direction of Gustav Meier and by the Womens Philharmonic under the direction of Apo Hsu. Both orchestras featured Sharon Robinson as cello soloist. A review of the concerts by
"The main interest of the concert was a most ingratiating cello concerto. Hoover introduces her soloist ingeniously, setting a wild pastoral scene and having the cello quietly play weird microtonal glides as part of the landscape until the full-blooded solo line bursts into view."
R. Ginell, The Los Angeles Times
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