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Welcome to the Alan Hovhaness Centennial Website

Celebrating the birth centenary of a great American composer.

With around 500 published works, well over 200 commercially released recordings and several honorary doctorates, world-renowned Bostonian Alan Hovhaness enjoyed a successful and illustrious composing career that spanned over 60 years.

As his 2011 birth centenary approaches, our site will grow and we hope that you will find much of interest here. We also welcome your requests for information and notification to us of events in your locality.

Alan Hovhaness grew up in Boston's Arlington suburb, moved to New York in the 1950s and in the 1970s finally settled in Seattle. Arlington, Boston, New York and Seattle will be honoring the composer, one of America’s most original musical talents, travelling as far afield as India and Japan in his quest for musical knowledge in all its diversity.

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Read our Alan Hovhaness Biography

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