A Kauila Oboe for the Ages

October 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
West Oʻahu Campus, N?ulu Center

Ever seen or heard an oboe made of 300 year-old kauila wood from Kokee, Kauai? On Tuesday, October 15, at 12:30pm in the Naulu Center, you'll have a chance. Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra principal oboist J. Scott Janusch will visit the N?ulu Center and present this new and very unique instrument -- the kauila oboe handcrafted by world renown oboe maker, Howarth of London. Hosted by the MUS 240 "Intro to Music Technology" class, Janusch will tell the story of how the wood came from a tree native to Kokee, Kauai, damaged by a hurricane in the 1980s and reclaimed by Ed Ka?iwi of Anahola. Kaiwi gifted it to noted luthier Mickey Sussman, who in turn gave it to Janusch for the Hawaiian Oboe Legacy Project. Associate Professor of Music Dr. Jon Magnussen will share the journey that brought him to compose Na Kau Elua | The Two Seasons, the concerto for oboe and orchestra, which Janusch and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will perform on November 9 and 10 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, in celebration of this special oboe.


This is a special presentation in connection with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra November 9 and 10 performance of Na Kau ‘Elua | The Two Seasons by Dr. Jon Magnussen at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. See http://hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/two-seasons/ for performance information.

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Event Sponsor
Humanities | Music, West Oʻahu Campus

More Information
Jon Magnussen, (808) 689-2357, jonmagnu@hawaii.edu, https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/music/

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