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Events Calendar - April 2011

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UH Jazz Ensembles

Reginald Padilla, director

with special guests, the ABE LAGRIMAS QUARTET

Saturday, April 2, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Jazz Ensemble
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The UH Jazz Ensemble will perform two concerts this month. This first concert features the Abe Lagrimas Quartet and select members of the Ensemble.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Julianna Sumida, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Julianna Sumida
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Julianna Sumida, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

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What does it take to Tango?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
3:00 p.m., MB 36, free
What does it take to Tango?
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2011 marks the 90th birthday of the late Astor Piazzolla, Argentina's premier composer of nuevo tango.

To celebrate, violinist and UH instructor Iggy Jang is bringing to the islands award-winning and critically acclaimed performers of the genre to perform beloved Tangos and Milongas.

Pianist and arranger Alfredo Minetti, PhD, will introduce the different elements in the art of the Tango: the dance, the culture, the bandoneon, the language, the music, through demonstrations, musical numbers and brief lectures. From Osvaldo Pugliese to Astor Piazzolla, be ready for an enchanted afternoon.

Joining Alfredo Minetti in the presentation are Tony-award dancers Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo, Grammy-award winning bandoneon player Raul Jaurena, bassist John Gallagher, guitarist Jeff Peterson, and violinist Iggy Jang.

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Aaron Scholtz, trombone

Thursday, April 7, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Aaron Scholtz, a student of Jason Byerlotzer, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education in Music.

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UH Opera Workshop in Concert

John Mount, director
Friday, April 8, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Opera Workshop in Concert
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This semester's Opera Workshop in Concert features selections from Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE (They're All Like That), including the entire Act I and several scenes from Act III in English (with the exception of 3 arias in Italian), with multiple casting - two Fiordiligis, four Dorabellas, two Despinas, four Ferrandos, and one each Guglielmo and Don Alfonso.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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An Evening of Pacific Music and Dance

UH Tahitian Ensemble, Jane Moulin, director
UH Hawaiian Ensemble, Chadwick Pang, director
Te Lumanaki o Tokelau i Amelika, Mas and Bonnie Patelesio, directors

Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:30 p.m., Barbara Smith Amphitheater
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

The UH Tahitian Ensemble “Te Vevo Tahiti no Manoa” and the UH Hawaiian Ensemble join with guest performers from Te Lumanaki o Tokelau i Amelika to present music and dances of Tahiti, Hawai'i and Tokelau.

UH Tahitian Ensemble
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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Asuka Okamoto, piano

Sunday, April 10, 2011
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Asuka Okamoto recital poster
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Asuka Okamoto, 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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Nicholas Walters, baritone

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
2:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Nicholas Walters, a student of John Mount, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance.

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University Chorus

Rachel Samet, conductor
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Chorus
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Shake That Little Foot!

Please join the the University Chorus and Hawaiian Chorus for an uplifting evening of choral music! The University Chorus will perform selections from around the globe, including traditional music from Japan, Africa, New Zealand, and Canada, as well as a mountain frolic. The concert will be opened by the UH Hawaiian Chorus, directed by Nola Nahulu, which will perform mele pana (place name songs).

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Kolomona Wilson-Ku, piano

Thursday, April 14, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Kolomona Wilson-Ku, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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Graduate Composers Symposium

Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Graduate Composers Symposium
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Performances of new works by graduate composition students.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Rachel Samet, conductor
Friday, April 15, 2011
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral
229 Queen Emma Square (at Beretania St.)
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Concert Choir & Chamber Singers
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The Road Home

Inspired by Stephen Paulus' moving setting of "The Road Home," the UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform works by Duruflé, Schumann, Copland, as well as gospel, operetta, music from Ireland, Japan, Equador, and more. Also featured will be UH faculty composer Thomas Osborne's "Islands." You don't want to miss it!

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Jazz Ensembles (concert 2)

Reginald Padilla, director
Saturday, April 16, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Jazz Ensemble
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The Jazz Ensemble's second performance of the semester is a concert of "little big band" repertoire (octets, septets, quartets) as well as vocal standards.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Jane Kerns, soprano

Sunday, April 17, 2011
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Jane Kerns poster
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Nancy Jane Kerns, a student of Laurence Paxton, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

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UH Symphony Orchestra

Henry Miyamura, conductor
Sunday, April 17, 2011
7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall
$15 general admission, $10 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required) [plus applicable service charge]

Tickets available:
In person: Blaisdell Box Office (777 Ward Avenue).
Visit www.blaisdellcenter.com/ticketinfo/boxoffice.html for information
Purchase online: www.ticketmaster.com
Charge-by-Phone toll free- 1-800-745-3000

UH Symphony Orchestra
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Symphony 5 by 5

The program will include:

Symphony No.5 Beethoven
Symphony No.5 Shostakovitch
The Cowboys Overture Williams
Man from La Mancha Leigh
and performances by the UH Concerto Competition Winners

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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I-Bei Lin, cello
Jonathan Korth, piano

Monday, April 18, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
cellist I-Bei Lin pianist Jonathan Korth
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Cellist I-Bei Lin, faculty member and head of the string area at the UHM Music Department, will present a recital with faculty pianist Jonathan Korth.

Their program will include:

Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 102, No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven
FFF (for I-Bei Lin and Jonathan Korth, 2011, World Premiere) Donald Reid Womack
Cello Sonata Claude Debussy
Taiwanese Folk Songs
1. Jasmine in June
2. Tian Hei Hei
3. Diu Diu Tong
Arranged by Sheng-Chang Yao
& Le-Chang Chen
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Gregor Piatigorsky

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Kelly Meyers, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Kelly Meyers, a student of John Mount, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education in Music.

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UH Contemporary Music Ensemble

Thomas Osborne, director
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Contemporary Music Ensemble poster
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The Contemporary Music Ensemble presents an evening of music by Hawaii composers. On the program are works by three UH-Manoa faculty members: Donald Reid Womack's An Infinite Moment for violin and piano; Jon Magnussen's Dances Ebb, Dances Flow for clarinet, violin, piano and cello; and professor emeritus Neil McKay's Suite of Miniatures for clarinet and percussion. Also featured is the piano music of Maui-based composer Robert Pollock. The ensemble will also perform works by student composers Doug McCulloch and Kevin Tsunoda.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Hawaiian Chorus, Hula & Chant Ensembles

Vicky Holt Takamine, kumu hula
Nola A. Nahulu, chorus director
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Hula & Chant Ensembles
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This semester's concert will feature Mele Pana, place names songs.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Alexandria Po’ai Lincoln, mezzo-soprano

Thursday, April 21, 2011 * New date *
2:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Alexandria Po’ai Lincoln, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Music.

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Undergraduate Composers Symposium

Thursday, April 21, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
Undergraduate Composers Symposium
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Performances of new works by undergraduate composition students.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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New and Traditional Works
for Javanese and Balinese Gamelan

UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, I Made Widana, director
UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Byron Moon, director
Pak Hardja Susilo, director emeritus
Saturday, April 23, 2011
7:30 p.m., Barbara Smith Amphotheater
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Gamelan Ensemble
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Presented in cooperation with the Hawaii Gamelan Society.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Bands Aloha Concert

UH Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Keith Y. Higaki, conductor

UH Symphonic Band
Gwen H. Nakamura, conductor

UH Concert Band
Kendal Ledesma, conductor

Monday, April 25, 2011
7:00 p.m., McKinley High School Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Band Aloha Concert
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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Chamber Music Ensembles

Ignace Jang, director
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Students in Music Department's Chamber Music class present a performance including String Quartets, Piano Eight Hands, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Guitar & Voice duo, Piano trios, Flutes, Clarinets and more.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Ryoko Fujie, piano

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Ryoko Fujie, 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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Micah Masuno, clarinet

Thursday, April 28, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Micah Masuno, a student of Henry Miyamura, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education.

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Angela Vitro, soprano

Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
flyer for Angela Vitro
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Angela Vitro, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a senior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

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Heidi Barthel, composer

Friday, April 29, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
flyer for Heidi Barthel composer
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Heidi Barthel, a student of the UHM Music Composition program, will present a performance as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Composition.

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Yoko Sato, composer

Saturday, April 30, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
flyer for Yoko Sato composer
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Yoko Sato, a student of the UHM Music Composition program, will present a performance as part of the requirements for the degree PhD in Music Composition.

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