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Events Calendar - March 2012

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Clement Zhang, bass trombone

Thursday, March 1, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Clement Zhang, a student of Jason Byerlotzer, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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Yang Jing, pipa

Friday, March 2, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
Yang Jing

World renowned pipa virtuoso Yang Jing visits Orvis Auditorium for an exciting concert of new works. Combining her love for the millennium-old tradition of Chinese music with an innovative spirit of exploration, Yang Jing builds on a vast amalgam of musical history from both East and West to create a musical experience that transcends boundaries. East and West will indeed merge tonight, as she performs with violist Anna Womack, soprano Rachel Schutz and guzheng player Lai Yi-Chieh. Join us for an evening that includes 6 world premieres by UH composers Donald Womack, Thomas Osborne, Jeffrey Myers, Takeo Kudo, and Byron Yasui, as well as Yang Jing's own award-winning works, including her modern pipa standard "Dance Along the Old Silk Road."

Yang Jing's residency is co-sponsored by the East-West Center, which will present Yang Jing in a concert of mostly traditional Chinese works for pipa, erhu, guzheng, and dizi Sunday February 26, 4:00 pm at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

Manoa Arts & Minds
A Manoa Arts & Minds series event.
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Maile Cha, piano

Thursday, March 8, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Maile Cha, 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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Jonathan Korth, piano

Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
Jonathan Korth

Pianist Jonathan Korth presents a solo recital of music inspired by great writers. The first half will feature works of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Liszt, and Ives inspired by Shakespeare, Dante, and Thoreau. This is paired with Prokofiev's 8th Piano Sonata, the most lyrical of his epic wartime sonatas and a masterwork of the 20th century keyboard literature.

Jonathan Korth is Assistant Professor of Piano at UHM Music Department. He enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborator, and teacher, having performed recitals across the United States, Europe, and Asia to critical acclaim.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Saxophone Choir

Todd Yukumoto, director
Monday, March 12, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
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The UH Saxophone Choir will once again premier original arrangements by its members created especially for this group. This year's concert is its largest musical under taking and will also feature several guests including the UH Percussion Ensemble, Synergy Saxophone Quartet, and guest conductor David Blon.

The UH Saxophone Choir is an ensemble of students, alumni, and community musicians. Their repertoire includes original compositions and new arrangements in a variety of musical styles.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Palisades Virtuosi Trio

Margaret Swinchoski, flute
Donald Mokrynski, clarinet
Ron Levy, piano
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM music majors
Palisades Virtuosi Trio

The Palisades Virtuosi Trio has been delighting audiences throughout the northeastern United States for over eight years. They will make their Hawai'i debut in a concert at Orvis Auditorium.

Flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski and pianist Ron Levy combine standard repertoire with newly commissioned works, all performed with virtuosic and passionate flair.

The trio has commissioned new works from many well known composers. This season the ensemble will celebrate its 50th work (from the 50th state!) with works by UHM composer Donald Reid Womack.

Program:

Concertino in C Major, Opus 101 Caspar Kummer
(1795-1870)
Full Circle [2008] for flute, clarinet & piano
based on readings from the Unitarian Universalist Hymnal
Gwyneth Walker
(b. 1947)
‘Aina [2011: World Premiere]
for flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet & piano
Donald Reid Womack
(b. 1966)
Papillons, for flute, clarinet & piano [2005] Kristofer Spike
(b. 1959)
Birding in the Palisades [2008] Amanda Harberg
(b. 1973)
Tarantella, Op. 6 Camille Saint-Saëns
(1835-1921)

For more information about the trio, visit www.palisadesvirtuosi.org

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Nat Stanton, piano

Thursday, March 15, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Nat Stanton, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

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Yunkyung Park, violin

Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Yunkyung Park, a student of Ignace Jang, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Violin Performance.

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Andrew Ramos, piano

Friday, March 16, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Andrew Ramos, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

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Taryn Takebayashi, soprano

Saturday, March 17, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Taryn Takebayashi, a student of John Mount, will present an honors recital as part of the requirements for a Minor in Music.

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Simon Harton, trombone

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Simon Harton, a student of Jason Byerlotzer, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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Francesca T. Panunto, bassoon

Thursday, March 22, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Francesca Panunto, a student of Paul Barrett, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance.

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Mai Kawahara, violin

Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Mai Kawahara, a student of Ignace Jang, will present a senior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.

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Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday Jam

featuring Jeff Jarvis on the trumpet
Friday, March 23, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
Tickets available at www.etickethawaii.com, 944-BOWS or a UH ticket outlet.

Join the Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival's Spring concerts starting with the Friday Jam featuring Jeff Jarvis on the trumpet. He will be joined by local musicians Patrick Hennessey, Dean Taba, Reggie Padilla, Bailey Matsuda and possibly others for a true Jazz Jam.

Jarvis is a distinguished soloist, studio musician and directs Jazz Studies at California State University Long Beach. He is closely involved with music education, serving as an adjudicator at workshops nationwide. He has performed with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, and Joe Williams.

Manoa Arts & Minds
A Manoa Arts & Minds series event.
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Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival

featuring Raul Midon, guitar and vocals
Saturday, March 24, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
Tickets available at www.etickethawaii.com, 944-BOWS or a UH ticket outlet.

Search for “Raul Midon” on YouTube and you'll find a clip of the New York-based vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2006. Performing “State of Mind,” the title track from his 2005 debut album, Midon unleashes a silky, soulful tenor and dazzling percussive guitar style - a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused approach in which bass, harmony, and melodic lines emanate from the fretboard in one slap-happy storm. If that weren't enough, Midon busts out his improvisational mouth horn technique, in which he creates a bebop “trumpet” solo entirely with his lips, earning himself a spontaneous burst of mid-song applause from the audience in the process. It's a virtuosic performance, and one that reveals what has made Midon such an exciting artist to watch over the past few years.

The New Mexico native funnels all that creativity and fiery passion into his third album, Synthesis, which he recorded in Los Angeles in June 2009 with legendary producer and bassist Larry Klein, who is noted for his work with such luminaries as Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, and Peter Gabriel. A genre-defying blend of soul, pop, jazz, folk, and Latin elements, Invisible Chains showcases Midon's evolution as an artist as he sets some of his more biting insights about betrayal, fear, loss, and the American Dream to deceptively up-tempo swinging rhythms and deliriously catchy melodies. While “Never Really Gave,” “Don't Take It That Way,” and “Invisible Chains” crackle with tart observation, songs like “Next Generation,” “Call My Name,” and “Moment to Moment” strike a more uplifting tone.

Manoa Arts & Minds
A Manoa Arts & Minds series event.
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