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Friends of Jimmy Borges establish scholarship in his name

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Friends of local jazz vocalist Jimmy Borges have raised more than $300,000 for a vocal music scholarship fund bearing his name at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The needs-based scholarship will benefit Hawai‘i high school graduates. Borges was the featured special guest at the 2014 A Mānoa Christmas presented by the students of the UH Music Department and the …

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Byron Yasui’s ‘Ukulele Concerto Premiered by Jake Shimabukuro

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Music fans of multiple stripes were given a treat this past June with the world premiere of professor emeritus Byron Yasui’s Concerto for ‘Ukulele and Orchestra, Campanella. International superstar Jake Shimabukuro took the stage with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, to the thrill of the audience. Yasui’s exciting and intricately crafted score ranged from sublimely …

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Paintings Come to Life on Kennedy’s Mainstage

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s artistic masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George, directed by department chair and professor of theatre Paul T. Mitri, on the Mainstage at Kennedy Theatre. The musical follows Georges-Pierre Seurat, called George (played by Timothy Callais), as he creates his most famous work, …

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PhD Student Candi Steiner Published and Honored

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PhD student Candi Steiner is a third-year student in UH Mānoa’s ethnomusicology program who serves as a research assistant with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, where she assists with the Center’s publication program and in developing writing-focused workshops for CPIS students. This summer, she added two important accomplishments to her list of academic successes. Her article “A Sea of Warriors: …

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Music Department welcome conductor, Dr Alec Schumacker

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Dr. Alec Schumacker joins the University of Hawai‘i’s Music Department this fall as conductor of the University Chorus. Joining Dr. Miguel Felipe, director of choral activities, and Nola Nāhulu, Schumacker brings a wealth of experience to the choral area. Schumacker is the choral teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, a position he’d held since 2013, and previously served as the interim …

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Chinese Music Virtuosi Residency at UH Mānoa Music Department

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In February the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Music Department and the East-West Center hosted the Chinese Music Virtuosi, an ensemble made up of some of Hong Kong’s finest performers and teachers. The group, which performs on traditional Chinese instruments, has toured extensively performing both contemporary and traditional repertoire. While at UH Mānoa, the ensemble took part in a number of presentations …

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eighth blackbird in residence at UH Music Department

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On February 9 & 10, 2015, the UH Mānoa Music Department, in partnership with the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, hosted the acclaimed three-time Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird for a series of workshops. Since their founding in 1996, eight blackbird has been on the forefront of commissioning and performing new works from some of the leading composers of today.  Their stay in Hawaiʻi also included …

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Composer Ian Dicke in Residence at UH Mānoa

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Composer Ian Dicke will be in residence at the Music Department Thursday–Sunday, February 26–March 1, in conjunction with the UH Wind Ensemble’s performance of his music on their March 1 concert. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at the University …

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Lecture Recital: Jeffrey Jacob, Pianist

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Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Jacob will be giving a lecture recital on George Crumb’s masterpiece, Makrokosmos, Vol. 2 (12 Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac) at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus on Wednesday, November 5 at 2:30pm at the Music Building, Room 210. This rarely-performed work will be presented in its entirety, and will be accompanied by Dr. Jacob’s explanations of the various unusual playing techniques …

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Bergen Wind Quintet works with UH music students

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The UH Music Department welcomed the acclaimed Bergen Wind Quintet on Tuesday, October 14, for a masterclass on chamber music and ensemble playing.  In town for a concert with Chamber Music Hawaii, the Bergen Wind Quintet spent several hours on the UH campus, playing several pieces for the students and discussing many aspects of chamber music performance. Music student Casey Kitano …