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Events Calendar - November 2009

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Compositions by Kenneth Fong

Sunday, November 1, 2009
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Kenneth Fong will present a senior project performance of his compositions as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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UH Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

Rachel Samet, director

with special guest artist
Eric S. Brenner, countertenor/soprano

UH Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral
$10 general / $6 students & seniors

Sing Me to Heaven

UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a variety of heavenly delights with special guest artist, Eric S. Brenner, countertenor/soprano. Program highlights include Aaron Copland's In the Beginning, Mozart's Laudate Dominum from Vespers solenne de confessore, and Heaha Ke Kanaka? by Herb Mahelona.

American countertenor/soprano Eric S. Brenner’s voice has been described as “dazzling,” “startlingly true,” and “arrestingly beautiful.” A Long Island, New York native, Eric recently spent three years in San Francisco singing soprano with the Grammy Award winning ensemble Chanticleer. During that time Eric sang over two hundred concerts throughout the U.S., as well as Europe & Japan. Before joining Chanticleer, Eric worked in New York City with such groups as Early Music New York, New York Collegium, the Saint Thomas Choir, Amnesia Wars (theatre/improv), Consensus (male quartet), and Toby Twining Music. Back in New York now pursuing a solo career in baroque opera, oratorio, and new music, Eric also writes fiction and is an incorrigible Mets fan.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Music Department Reopening / Homecoming

Thursday, November 5, 2009
5:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Celebrate both the Homecoming and the reopening of the recently refurbished Music Department. Start at 5:30 p.m. with an informal tour of the facility, highlighted by a variety of musical presentations, and continue with concert in Orvis Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Performances range from the UH Hula and Chant Ensemble to the Pep Band, a string quartet, choir, solo piano and more.

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Pavlina Lutfey, piano

Saturday, November 7, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Pavlina Lutfey, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a senior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

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Janice Okimoto, mezzo-soprano

Thursday, November 12, 2009
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Janice Okimoto, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education (Secondary Vocal).

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Graduate Composers Symposium

Thursday, November 12, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Graduate Composers Symposium

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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

Performances of new works by graduate composition students.

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Mina Osako, piano

Saturday, November 14, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Mina Osako, a student of Jonathan Korth, will present a senior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

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Xiayin Wang, piano

Monday, November 16, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission / $8 students & seniors @ the door
Xiayin Wang, piano

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Award winning pianist, Xiayin (Sha-een) Wang, is coming to Hawai’i. After a triumphant year of concerts and recordings on the mainland, this will be Ms. Wang’s first appearance in Honolulu. For her recent Carnegie Hall concert, the New York Times hailed her as having "an estimable grasp of pianistic color" and The Washington Post called Ms. Wang "a paragon of virtuosity." This summer, her Naxos CD garnered rave reviews and made a stunning debut on the Billboard Classical Album Chart. An artist with a winning combination of technical brilliance, fine musicianship, and personal verve, the beautiful Xiayin Wang will take you on a colorful, musical journey with her dazzling and insightful interpretations of works by Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin, Ravel and Gershwin.

Xiayin Wang is a Steinway artist represented by Palomino Entertainment Group. For more information, visit www.xiayinwangpiano.com

Program:
Sonata No. 52, E-Flat Major, Hob XVI:52 Haydn
L'isle Joyeuse Debussy
The Enchanted Garden, Preludes Book II (selected preludes)
No. 4. Lean Kat Stride
No. 7. Winter Solstice
No. 6. There’s a Ghost in My Room!
Richard Danielpour
Two Poemes, Op. 32
Vers la Flame, poeme, Op. 72
Scriabin
Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 J.S. Bach /Marcello
Adios Nonino (Tango Rhapsody) Astor Piazzolla
Prelude No. 1
I’ve Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake Chen, Peixun
Celebrating Our New Life Chu, Jianer
La Valse Maurice Ravel

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Matthew McPherson, guitar

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Matthew McPherson, a student of Peter Kun Frary, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance.

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Jenny Quigley, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Jenny Quigley, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

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Musical Theatre Review

Laurence Paxton, director
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general / $6 students & seniors
Musical Theater Review

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Students from the UH Musical Theatre class present a program of musical theatre scenes, exploring a variety of performance styles and approaches.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Taryn Klusewitz, piano

Thursday, November 19, 2009
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Taryn Klusewitz, a student of Jonathan Korth, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

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Young Composers Symposium

Thursday, November 19, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Young Composers Symposium

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Performances of new works by undergraduate composition students.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Carena Montany, soprano

This student recital has been postponed to Spring 2010.
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UH Contemporary Music Ensemble

Thomas Osborne, director
* new date and location *
Friday, November 20, 2009
7:30 p.m., Barbara Smith Amphitheater
free

The UH Contemporary Music Ensemble will take on Terry Riley's minimalist masterpiece "In C" in an outdoor performance at the Barbara Smith Amphitheater. The work, hailed by many as the first mainstream minimalist composition, will feature a varied ensemble including strings, keyboards, percussion, electric guitar, brass and winds. The concert is free, and all are welcome to listen, mingle, and roam amongst the performers as the piece is played.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Jazz Ensembles

Reggie Padilla, director
* New location *
Saturdy, November 21, 2009
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general / $6 students & seniors
UH Jazz Ensemble

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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Bands Winter Concert

Grant Okamura, conductor
Monday, November 23, 2009
7:30 p.m., McKinley High School Auditorium
$10 general / $6 students & seniors

The University of Hawaii Wind Symphony and the UH Wind Ensemble will present a variety of selections ranging from classical to pop. Grant Okamura will conduct Life of the Land by UH composer Byron Yasui as well as works by Morton Gould, Jan Van der Roost, and Jerry Goldsmith.

Mr. Okamura will also pass the baton to three guest conductors. Keith Higaki, Associate Director of Bands, will conduct the UH Wind Ensemble in Felix Mendelsohn's Overture for Band. Assistant Band Director Gwen Nakamura will conduct Clifton Williams' Symphonic Dance #3. Alumnus Chadwick Kamei, now the Pearl City High School Director of Bands, will conduct Alfred Reed's Hounds of Spring.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Babad Alas Mrentani (The Opening of Mrentani Forest)

Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Theatre)

with guest artists

Widiyanto, dhalang (puppeteer)
and musician Sutrisno Hartana

UH Gamelan Ensemble
Hardja Susilo, director emeritus
Byron Moon, director

Saturday, November 28, 2009
7:30 p.m., Music Department Courtyard NEW LOCATION
$12 general / $8 students & seniors

In the never ending feud between the Pandhawa and the Kurawa clan, the devious Kurawa Prime Minister, Sangkuni, manages to coerce the young innocent Pandhawa princes into placing their estate as a wager in a Kurawa sponsored fixed game of dice. Losing the game, the Pandhawa are exiled to the treacherous Mrentani forest. The Pandhawa's attempt to open the forest to establish a dwelling place encounters fierce resistance from the genie, ghosts, and ghouls of the forest. With great effort the Pandhawa defeat the denizens of Mrentani, and establish a new prosperous state of Amarta.

Master pupeteer Widiyanto joins the UH Gamelan Ensemble to present this wayang kulit performance in celebration of the 75th birthday of the ensemble's founding director, Pak Hardja Susilo. As a concession to western audiences, the performance time will be reduced in length to around two hours from the traditional eight. The story will be told in both Javanese and English and accompanied by a full gamelan orchestra.

The location of the performance has been changed to the music Department Courtyard outside room 36. The audience will be situated on both sides of the screen - outdoors (ground seating) under a tent on the shadow side of the screen, and inside room 36 (fixed chairs) on the dhalang/gamelan side, and is encouraged to change sides during the performance.

Presented in cooperation with the Hawaii Gamelan Society.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Christopher O'Riley, piano

a concert benefiting the musicians of the Honolulu Symphony, presented by Chamber Music Hawaii and Hawaii Public Radio
Sunday, November 29, 2009
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$50 general admission

To order tickets for this concert by phone, please call Hawaii Public Radio at 955-8821.

To order online, go to http://www.chambermusichawaii.com/.

Mr. O'Riley will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann.

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Driving Directions

  • From the H-1 freeway, take the University Avenue exit
  • turn right at Dole Street
  • and turn right again at Lower Campus Road.

Visitor Parking Information

For certain concert events, visitor parking may be allowed in the zone 17 parking lot (fee required).

Bus Route Information

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