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The composer was inducted into the Odessa (MO) R-VII Public Foundation Hall of Fame at the Odessa Gala in March 2008.
On September 27, 2007, William Berz led the Rutgers Wind Ensemble in his wind ensemble adaptation of Overture 1940, taken from the composer’s Overture for Orchestra, Brunswick, NJ. Pianist Sandra Rivers and violinist Tim Schwartz performed works by the composer on the Tillman Memorial Concert, November 18, at St. Julie Billiart Church (Hamilton, OH); the concert also included a performance of La Mexicana. Of Lothlorien was performed during the March 2008 tour of the Winona (MN) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Donald Lovejoy. ‘Mass’ from La Fiesta Mexicana was heard in an April 14 performance by the Wayne State Wind Orchestra led by Douglas Bianchi, Detroit, MI.
Trittico; contains Ut Re Mi, Rutgers Wind Ensemble conducted by William Berz; Mark Masters 2007.
H. Owen Reed will be listed in the 25th Edition of Who’s Who in the World 2008. The entire 2007 season of Michigan’s Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (BLFAC) was dedicated to Reed. On August 18, Carl Bjerregard conducted an All-Reed program, which included performances of Awakening of the Ents, Missouri Shindig, For the Unfortunate, and Spiritual, Blue Lake Staff Band and Festival Bands; Overture and La Fiesta Mexicana, Blue Lake Festival Orchestra; and Michigan Morn, Blue Lake Staff Choir. You are invited to visit his various websites at: www.lilaclane.com/howenreed/, www.angelfire.com/music4/mclub/reed.html, and www.lib.msu.edu/coll/main/finearts.
William Berz and the Rutgers Wind Ensemble introduced Frolicking Winds (adapted for wind ensemble by Berz) on October 25, 2006.
La Fiesta Mexicana has received numerous performances throughout the year (both complete and selected movements) from Arizona Winds conducted by Laszlo Verez, February 27, 2007; Region V Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Band directed by William Berz, March 21; Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra led by David Amos, March 13 and 25 in Coronado, CA and March 15 and 27 in San Diego, CA; BLFAC Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble Chamber Group; and the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony under the direction of Paul Stanbery, November 18. Amy Gillingham presented the Cello Concerto on May 18, at the College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH.
Frolicking Winds (adapted for wind ensemble by William Berz) and Rationality; Rutgers Wind Ensemble directed by Berz; Mark Records 6199–MCD. Frolicking Winds; conducted by Gage; Concert Masters, 3/21/05. Frolicking Winds (adapted for wind ensemble by Berz) American Symphonic Winds, conducted by Robert W. Smith; Donald Hunsberger Wind Library, Alfred Music Publishing. South of the Border; includes La Fiesta Mexicana; University of California San Diego Wind Ensemble directed by Robert Zeleckman; University of California. La Fiesta Mexicana; The Washington Winds led by Edward Petersen; Donald Hunsberger Wind Library, Alfred Music Publishing.