Events Calendar - September 2012

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Rakugo in English by Kimie Oshima

Friday, September 14, 2012
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
free admission
Rakugo in English by Kimie Oshima
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Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, the Department of Theatre & Dance, and the Music Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; with support from the Consulate General of Japan at Honolulu.

Rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling or what Dr. Oshima calls “sit-down” comedy. The art form is more than 300 years old and provides a way to teach about Japanese culture and customs through humor. Dr. Oshima, who attended high school and college in the U.S., is an accomplished artist with performances in Japan and around the world (most recently in Tel Aviv). She describes how she turns Japanese rakugo into rakugo in English as “remaking the stories into something that sounds interesting and funny in English.”

Knowledge or experience in the art form is not required to understand the performance. Join us for an evening of laughter!

Kimie Oshima is an Associate Professor at Bunkyo Gakuin University. She has a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics.

For information on disability access and for general information, please contact the Center for Japanese Studies at 956-2665 or

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Gagaku Moonviewing Concert

Hawaii Gagaku Kenkyukai
Rev. Masatoshi Shamoto, director
Friday, September 28, 2012
7:30 p.m., Barbara Smith Amphitheater
free admission
Moonviewing with Hawaii Gagaku Kenkyukai
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Gagaku is the oldest existing orchestral music in the world, with roots reaching back to the 7th century Japanese Imperial Court.

The director of the ensemble, Rev. Masatoshi Shamoto, began teaching gagaku at the UH Music Department in 1962, and in 1968 established Hawaii Gagaku Kenkyukai (Hawaii Gagaku Society), a community-based group that meets weekly on campus to study and practice gagaku.

In addition to performing ceremonies at shrines and temples in the community, the group has hosted joint concerts with visiting gagaku musicians from Japan, and performs "moon viewing" concerts around the time of the full moon.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors)

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Early Music Hawaii presents
Glorious Gabrieli

UH Chamber Singers - Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe, conductor
Bach Chamber Orchestra (Strings and Brass)
Bach Chamber Choir Soloists - Carl Crosier, artistic director
Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral
$35 Preferred seating ; $25 general seating; $15 students
UHM Music majors enrolled in MUS 199 FREE (ID required)
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Spectacular polychoral motets, intimate solos, madrigals and brass canzonas by Giovanni Gabrieli and his colleagues for festive Venice – at the height of its power when the maestro died in 1612.

(*Mus 199 credit for UHM Music Majors)

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