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Events Calendar - November 2011

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Rendez-vous a Paris

Thursday, November 3, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$20 general admission
$15 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music Majors

Purchase advance tickets from Ohana Arts
Remaining tickets at the door.

Ohana Arts musicians
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Music at Manoa and Ohana Arts Festival presents "Rendez-vous a Paris," a celebration of French art song and vocal Chamber Music, featuring soprano Rachel Schutz, mezzo-sopranos Maya Hoover and Laurie Rubin, pianists Jonathan Korth and Djordje Nesic, and the Momenta String Quartet.

As the height of 19th- and 20th Century European energy, glamor and artistic expression, Paris was the city of genesis for some of the greatest artists, poets, musicians and masterpieces the world has ever seen. "Exotic" songs by Bizet, Gounod, and Faure open the evening's program followed by Faure's cycle "La bonne chanson" and Chausson's "Chanson Perpetuelle" with their rich textures of piano and string quartet. These pieces embody the quintessential French spirit. The poetry of Baudelaire, as interpreted by foreign composers, offer a contrasting perspective with songs by British composer Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, and University of Hawaii's new faculty composer Jeff Myers. Then, we end our night's journey in a Parisian Cabaret with songs of Poulenc, Weill, and Satie. We hope you can join us for our very own meeting in Paris, an exploration of eclectic and richly textured repertoire for various combinations of voices, instruments, and ideas.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Steven Severin, piano

Friday, November 4, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Steven Severin, 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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Michelle Lai, piano

Thursday, November 10, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Michelle Lai, a student of Jonathan Korth, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education in Music.

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UH Chamber Music Ensembles

I-Bei Lin, director
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free
UH Chamber Music Ensembles
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Students of the UH chamber music class perform. Works included in the concert are:

Dvorak string quartet America, 1st movement
Shostakovich e minor piano trio, last movement
Haydn Sunrise Quartet, 1st movement
Borodin Quartet No. 2, Nocturne
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, last movement
Chopin Trio in G minor
Frank Violin Sonata, 2nd movement
Shostakovich Cello sonata, Op. 40, 2nd movement
Rachmaninoff Vocalise in e minor

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Michael Sheppard, piano

Friday, November 11, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$25 general admission, $18 seniors, $10 students
Michael Sheppard

Presented by the Hawaii Music Teachers Association (HMTA).
For Tickets and Information, please contact any HMTA member, by email hmtainfo@gmail.com, or call 808-398-4252.

“…a virtuosic soloist possessed of power, sensitivity, earthiness and humor.” (Whitney Smith, Indianapolis Star)

Already a rising star of his generation of artists, Michael Sheppard is a pianist of dazzling virtuosity and penetrating musicianship. Trained at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he studied with greats Leon Fleisher and Ann Schein.

Sheppard has received critical acclaim as a grand interpreter of transcriptions of operatic tunes as well as American musical theatre in addition to the traditional piano repertory.

Deeply committed to new music, he has worked closely with composers Nicholas Maw, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and John Corigliano. Sheppard is a composer in his own right and often programs his original compositions and improvisations.

In addition to being a Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association, Sheppard has also been a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and the La Gesse Foundation and a prizewinner in the National Federation of Music Clubs National Competition. His CD of contemporary American music for the Harmonia Mundi label received rave reviews and his next CD, scheduled for a January, 2012 release by Helicon/Kleos will be a compilation of rare transcriptions of both orchestral and chamber works.

A native of Philadelphia, he resides in Baltimore where he often enjoys performing chamber music and touring with the other members of the Monument Trio, violinist Igor Yuzefovich and cellist Dariusz Skorazewski.

Mr. Sheppard's program at Orvis Auditorium will include:

W.A. Mozart Sonata in B flat major, K. 281
F. Chopin Impromptu no. 1 in A-flat major, Op. 29
Grande Valse Brillante in A-flat major, Op. 34, No.1
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
M. Sheppard Fantasy on Themes from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
F. Liszt Ballade no. 2 in B minor
Sonetto del Petrarca no. 104
Valse-Impromptu
Polonaise No. 2 in E major
Wagner/Liszt Tannhäuser Overture

Program subject to change

Michael Sheppard appears by arrangement with Chesapeake International Artists.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Jazz Ensembles

Reginald Padilla, director
Saturday, November 12, 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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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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University Chorus

Miguel Felipe, conductor
Sunday, November 13, 2011
5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral
free admission

The University Chorus will sing the Evensong service at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

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Kristi Okimoto, soprano

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Kristi Okimoto, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts.

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Graduate Composers Symposium

Thursday, November 17, 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, UH Chamber Singers
University Chorus

Miguel Felipe, conductor
Friday, November 18, 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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(*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, November 19, 2011
7:30 p.m., Barbara Smith Amphitheater
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Gamelan Ensemble
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This concert is made possible with support from the Hawaii Gamelan Society. The new works presented are made possible with support from the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.



(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Hana Lee, piano

Monday, November 21, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free

Hana Lee, 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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UH Contemporary Music Ensemble

Thomas Osborne, director
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Contemporary Music Ensemble
UH Contemporary Music Ensemble poster
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The Music of Lou Harrison

The UH Contemporary Music Ensemble presents an evening dedicated to the music of American composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003), a visionary figure of the Twentieth Century who helped bridge the divide between Asia and the West.

On the program is his Trio for violin, viola and cello; First Concerto for flute and percussion; Varied Trio for violin, piano and percussion, and other works. Two guest artists will join the ensemble for this concert: Guitarist Luke Trimble will perform Harrison's Serenade, and violinist Helen Liu will be featured on Concerto in Slendro.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Bands Winter Concert

UH Wind Symphony and UH Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Jeffrey Boeckman, conductor
Monday, November 28, 2011
7:30 p.m., McKinley High School Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Band Winter Concert
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(*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, November 30, 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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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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