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Events Calendar - April 2012

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Kendal Ledesma, horn

Monday, April 2, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Kendal Ledesma, a student of Jonathan Parrish, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Instrumental Performance.

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UH Percussion Ensemble

David M. Blon, director
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
UH Percussion Ensemble
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The University of Hawai’i Percussion Ensemble, David M. Blon, director, will present its 1st Annual Spring Concert.

The ensemble's repertoire includes classic 20th century works, contemporary music, commissions, student compositions, marimba ensemble, group improvisation, Drum Circle, Latin/world percussion styles, and the premier of "Warrior", a new composition for vocals, guitar, and percussion ensemble by student songwriter Keenan Elderts.

Program

Hand Band (2005) David Glover
Gilded Cage (2005) Susan Powell
Music for Pieces of Wood (1980) Steve Reich
Dream Catcher (1995) Brett Dietz
Bicksa (1992) Thom Hasenpflug
Percussion Music (1954) Michael Colgrass
Gainsborough (1974) Thomas Gauger
Tombo in 7/4 (1978) Airto Moreira/ arr. Brochocki
Warrior (2012) Keenan Elderts

Collaborations this semester include the March 12 performance at Orvis Auditorium with the UH Saxophone Choir.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Ivan Kim, trumpet

Thursday, April 5, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Ivan Kim, a student of Kenneth Hafner, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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UH Symphony Orchestra

Henry Miyamura, conductor
"Mostly Spanish: Something Old, New and Borrowed"
Monday, April 9, 2012
7:30 p.m., Pearl City Cultural Center
$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music Majors
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Program:

España Rhapsody Chabrier
Three Visions (Premiere Performance) Foumai
Iron Temple
Snow Temple
Ignited Temple
Iggy Jang, violin
Three Dances from “The Three-Cornered Hat” De Falla
The Neighbor’s Dance
The Miller’s Dance
Final Dance
Banquet of Damocles (Premiere Performance)Russell
Urara Morioka, flute
Justin Ricafort, clarinet
Christopher Smith, bassoon
Piano Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 Rachmaninoff
1. Vivace
Sandra Tang, piano
Non mi dir (from Don Giovanni) Mozart
Sara Stejskal, soprano
Tango (Por Una Cabezza) Williams
Iggy Jang, violin
Bolero Ravel

This concert is made possible with support from the Melohn Music Endowment.

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

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Jace Saplan, tenor

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Jace Saplan, a student of Laurence Paxton, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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Daniel Ho, piano

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Daniel Ho, 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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Yohan Bong, piano

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Yohan Bong, 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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Linda Hedlund, violin
Jonathan Korth, piano

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
4:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Linda Hedlund

Visiting Finnish violinist Linda Hedlund presents a free recital of works by Edward Grieg, and Finnish composers Jean Sibelius, Armas Järnefeldt, and Oskar Merikanto with UHM Music faculty pianist Jonathan Korth.

In 2002 Linda Hedlund was graduated from the University for Music and Performing Arts and has since earned a Doctor of Music from the Sibelius-Academy (Finland). Her academic work has been supported by the Victoria Foundation (2008-2011) and the Swedish Society of Literature in Finland (2010 and 2012). This year Dr. Hedlund is teaching master classes in Thailand and the USA.

Performing internationally as soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Hedlund has partnered with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianists Pierre Laurent Aimard and Oliver Kern for chamber music. She has also performed with distinguished singers like Karita Mattila and Camilla Nylund and has worked as a soloist with conductors Anna-Maria Helsing, Mikk Murdvee, Nazanin Aghakhani, Klaus Rautawaara, Ylermi Poijärvi, Esa Heikkilä, Shardad Rohani and Rengim Gökmen. In addition, she has participated in many prestigious festivals including Helsinki Festival (Finland), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Grafenegg Festival (Austria), Honart Festival Konzerthaus Wien and has presented a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and TV in Finland (Yle), the Czech Republic (Radio Free Europe), Austria (ORF) and the US (WFMT).

On her acclaimed debut CD (issued under the Finnish label Fuga in 2008) she collaborated with pianist Oliver Kern in sonatas by Franck, Saint-Saëns and Debussy. Another CD (with guitarist Otto Tolonen) was released 2011 by Classic Concert Music Group, Salzburg.

Dr. Hedlund plays a Carlo Antonio Testore violin (1730) generously provided by the OPPohjola Bank Arts Foundation and has also kindly been supported by Machold Rare Violins, Vienna, with an Antonius Stradivarius (1686).

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Sandra Tang, piano

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Sandra Tang, 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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Nicole Kim, piano

Thursday, April 12, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

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

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Graduate Composers’ Symposium

Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Graduate Composers’ Symposium poster
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Performances of new works by graduate composition students.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

Thomas Yee, piano

* new date *
Friday, April 13, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

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Pianist Thomas Yee, currently enjoying his 10th year at UHM, presents a solo recital featuring Franz Liszt's Sonata in B minor.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Jazz Ensembles

Reginald Padilla, director
Saturday, April 14, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
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The UH Jazz Ensemble performs classic and modern selections of the jazz big band repertoire.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Pavlina Lutfey, piano

Sunday, April 15, 2012
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Pavlina Lutfey poster
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Pavlina Lutfey, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Piano Performance.

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UH Chamber Music Ensembles

I-Bei Lin, director
Sunday, April 15, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Student ensembles perform.

Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor ("Souvenir de Florence")
August Kluhardt Wind Quintet op. 79
Shostakovich Seven Verses by Alexander Blok
   movement 6 - "Secret Signs"
   movement 7 - "Music"
Dvorak String quartet “America”
Piazzolla Piano trio
   Invierno Porteno (Winter)
   Primavera Porteno (Spring)

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Opera Workshop in Concert

John Mount, director
Monday, April 16, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Opera Workshop poster
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Students from the Music Department's Opera Workshop course present scenes from:

Lakme Léo Delibes
La Clemenza di Tito Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Bartered Bride Bedrich Smetana
Fiddler on the Roof Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Otello Giuseppe Verdi
Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Robert Clay, composer

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Robert Clay, a student of the UHM Composition program, will present a concert of his works as part of the requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Composition.

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UH Contemporary Music Ensemble

Thomas Osborne, director
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
UH Contemporary Music Ensemble 2012
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The featured work in this semester's performance will be Stephen Scott's "Vikings of the Sunrise" for 'bowed piano ensemble': a group of 10 musicians who play directly on the strings by striking them with piano hammers, plucking with guitar picks and – perhaps most notably – bowing the strings with rosined fishing line. The piece directly relates to Hawai'i (the subtitle is "Fantasy on the Polynesian Star Navigators"). The composer will come to Hawai'i for the performance.

The concert will also feature works by two UH student composers, as well as works by Henry Cowell and Curtis Curtis-Smith.

Photo above: UH Contemporary Music Ensemble with the piano prepared for performance of "Vikings of the Sunrise."

Inside the piano photo 1 photo 2 photo 3(photos by Thomas Osborne)

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Carlyn Costales, piano

Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Carlyn Costales poster
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Carlyn Costales, a student of Bichuan Li, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education.

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"Abeya" - Tsugaru Shamisen Ensemble

Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
Abeya - Tsugaru Shamisen Ensemble
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Abeya, Japan’s top Tsugaru-Shamisen Performance Ensemble Abeya consists of brothers Kinzaburo and Ginzaburo Abe, winners of Japan’s prestigious National Tsugaru-Shamisen Competition. Joining them is the beautiful Maya Nemoto, a virtuoso of numerous folk songs. All were trained by the great Hidesaburo Abe, father of Kinzaburo and Ginzaburo. Together they are Japan’s celebrated masters of the great folk art of Tsugaru-Shamisen, and represent the core of Abeya.

Their performance style is a creative blending of the Japanese traditional arts with the personality and sensibility of Japan’s younger generation. The soul of the traditional music performed with the Tsugaru-Shamisen is said to be the powerful vibrations produced by its three strings. The Tsugaru-Shamisen features a larger body and thicker strings than the usual shamisen, and performers keep a distinctive percussive beat by striking the body of the instrument with the plectrum on each stroke. This gives the instrument its distinctive timbre, and this talented young group has mastered the abilities and skills necessary to become Japan’s top Tsugaru-Shamisen performers.

It’s important to stress that this music does not solely involve listening—it’s the kind of performance where people enjoy themselves fully, moving from laughter to being deeply moved to feeling excitement as they listen to the complex performance.

The group name, "Abeya", is a combination of the brothers’ last name and the word "ya", which means "let’s go!" in the native dialect used in the wide open spaces of the Tohoku region from which they come. The group currently contains from two to eight musicians at any given performance. It is currently touring, bringing to the wider world live performances straight from the heart of Japan.

Kinzaburo and Ginzaburo Abe (You Tube video)

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)


This performance is presented by the The Japan Foundation, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the UHM Music Department.

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University Chorus
UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Miguel Felipe, director
IMMORTAL HARMONY: English-Language Poetry in Song
Friday, April 20, 2012
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
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Concert repertoire includes:

Benjamin Britten Five Flower Songs, Op. 47 (Clare, Crabbe, Herrick)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Four Shakespeare Songs (Shakespeare)
Vytautas Miškinis Sonnets of the Angels of Death (Rabindranath Tagore)
Emil Råberg The Tyger (Blake)
Ralph Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest (Campion, Lyly, Jonson, Ravenscroft, Shakespeare, Still)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (Shakespeare)

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Gamelan Ensembles

UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, I Made Widana, director
UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Byron Moon, director
Pak Hardja Susilo, director emeritus
Saturday, April 21, 2012
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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The ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary Javanese and Balinese gamelan music.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Yuka Lee, piano

Sunday, April 22, 2012
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Yuka 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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Rose Lane, soprano

Sunday, April 22, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Rose Lane, 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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UH Symphony Band & UH Concert Band

David Blon and Gwen Nakamura, conductors
Sunday, April 22, 2012
4:00 p.m., McKinley High School Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

Tickets to this concert may also be used for entrance to UH Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m.

UH Wind Ensemble
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This concert is made possible with support from the Melohn Music Endowment.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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UH Wind Ensemble

Jeffrey Boeckman, director
SURROUND SOUND - Antiphonal music for winds
Sunday, April 22, 2012
7:30 p.m., McKinley High School Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

Tickets to this concert may also be used for entrance to UH Symphony Band & UH Concert Band performance at 4:00 p.m.

UH Wind Ensemble
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The UH Wind Ensemble's program will include:

Overture Björk
Cathedrals Kathryn Salfelder
First Suite in Eb
   Grant Okamura
   Director of Bands emeritus, guest conductor
Gustav Holst
Sun Paints Rainbows over the Vast Waves David Bedford
Serenade in Eb, op.7 Strauss
Red Cape Tango – from the Metropolis Symphony Michael Daugherty
arr. Mark Spede

This concert is made possible with support from the Melohn Music Endowment.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Micah Masuno, violin

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Micah Masuno, a student of Ignace Jang, will present a student recital.

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Julianna Sumida, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
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Julianna Sumida, 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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UH Hawaiian Chorus, UH Hula & Chant Ensemble

Vicky Holt Takamine, kumu hula
Nola A. Nahulu, chorus director
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
Hawaiian poster
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(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Natalie Capino, soprano

Thursday, April 26, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Natalie Capino poster
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Natalie Capino, 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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Undergraduate Composers’ Symposium

Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
Undergraduate Composers’ Symposium poster
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Performances of new works by undergraduate composition students.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Piano-Instrumental Collaboration Concert * new event *

Friday, April 27, 2012
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

A concert of sonatas and other concert works for solo instruments and piano. Performances of violin, cello, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, and guitar repertoire by students of the UHM Piano-Vocal Collaboration course, under the direction of Jonathan Korth.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Blue Coral Piano Trio

Bichuan Li, piano, Elaine Lu, violin, Pauline Bai, cello
Friday, April 27, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
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The Blue Coral Trio's debut performance will feature selections including piano trios by Piazzolla and Mendelssohn.

Pianist Bichuan Li is a member of the piano faculty at the University of Hawai'i.

Violinist Elaine Lu graduated from the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. She received her Masters degree in Music Performance from the School of Music, University of Oregon. She has served as the Assistant Concertmaster for the Eugene Symphony and Opera in Oregon. Elaine has also performed with the San Francisco Tour Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and the Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Hawaii in 2008, Elaine joined the Honolulu Symphony. Currently she is a faculty of the Punahou's Music School where she teaches both violin and viola to students ranging from kindergarteners to high schoolers.

Cellist Pauline Bai received both her bachelor and master of music degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and acted as a Lecturer in Violoncello at the Conservatory for three years. She continued her studies with Eleanore Schoenfeld, Rod McGrath and Rajan Krishnaswami in the US and Australia starting in 1997. She then performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth during the 1999/2000 season and joined the Honolulu Symphony in 2001. She also has been serving as the cello instructor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii since 2007, and is currently a cello faculty at the Punahou Music School and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Program

Haydn Hob. XV/28 in E Flat Major
   Allegro moderato
   Allegretto
   Finale. Allegro
Piazzolla Primavera portena (Spring)
Mendelssohn Op. 49 in D Minor
   Molto allegro ed agitato
   Andante con molto tranquillo
   Scherzo, Leggiero e vivace
   Finale, Allegro assai appassionato

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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James Ross, baritone

Saturday, April 28, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

James Ross, a student of John Mount, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

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Pau Hana Concert

Sunday, April 29, 2012
3:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium & Barbara Smith Amphitheater
free admission
Pau Hana Concert poster
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Students of ethnic music and dance classes present their end-of-semester performance.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Christopher Smith, bassoon

Sunday, April 29, 2012 * new date *
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission

Christopher Smith, a student of Paul Barrett, will present a senior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance.

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2nd Annual UHM Piano Project
Chopin & Scriabin Preludes

Jonathan Korth & Thomas Yee, directors
Monday, April 30, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, free admission
UHM Piano Project poster
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For the Second Annual Piano Project at UHM, approximately 30 piano majors from the Music Department present a concert of the 24 Chopin and 24 Scriabin Preludes. Join us as we explore the Prelude as a stand-alone piece by these giants of the Romantic Era.

Chopin’s Preludes, Op. 28, give a wide-ranging view of his compositional output, demanding musical and technical variety of the pianist; some Preludes are tremendously difficult and unrelentingly dramatic, while others are often played by novices and have charm in their simplicity. As Liszt said, these Preludes are “poetic, analogous to those of a great contemporary poet, who cradles the soul in golden dreams, and elevates it to the regions of the ideal."

Early in his life, Scriabin hoped to emulate Chopin and composed many works inspired by his idol. Scriabin’s Op. 11 Preludes mirror Chopin’s in key and structure, but the result is very different. Tuneful and poetic, these hint at what is to come in Scriabin’s Music with chromaticism, beauty, and lush harmonies. This is a unique opportunity to hear these gems paired together on one concert!

Organized by UH faculty Jonathan Korth and Thomas Yee, this concert will also be performed at the Honolulu Academy of Arts on May 5th.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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