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February 2017

New Traditions: An International Exchange in Contemporary Music for Korean Instruments. (Concert 1)

February 18, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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The composition program at the UH-Manoa Music Department presents two different concerts as part of its New Traditions conference. Guest composers and performers from Korea will join local musicians in performing music ranging from the traditional to the brand-new. Guest artists include some of Korea's most-recognized performers and composers: Ji-young Yi (gayageum), Sunok Kim (geomungo), Woongsik Kim (janggu), Chiwan Park (piri), Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum), June Hee Lim (composer), and Hyunjung Ahn (composer). In addition to works by visiting composers, the concerts…

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New Traditions: An International Exchange in Contemporary Music for Korean Instruments. (Concert 2)

February 19, 4:00 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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The composition program at the UH-Manoa Music Department presents two different concerts as part of its New Traditions conference. Guest composers and performers from Korea will join local musicians in performing music ranging from the traditional to the brand-new. Guest artists include some of Korea's most-recognized performers and composers: Ji-young Yi (gayageum), Sunok Kim (geomungo), Woongsik Kim (janggu), Chiwan Park (piri), Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum), June Hee Lim (composer), and Hyunjung Ahn (composer). In addition to works by visiting composers, the concerts…

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$5 - $12

Rachel Schutz, soprano – Jonathan Korth, piano – James Moffitt, clarinet

February 26, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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Reeds, Strings and Cords Rachel Schutz, soprano Jonathan Korth, piano James Moffitt, clarinet Hawai'i favorites and UH faculty, soprano Rachel Schutz, pianist Jonathan Korth, and clarinetist James Moffitt, present an evening of traditional and unusual art song and chamber music from around the world. They begin with Schubert's iconic The Shepherd on the Rock, a piece that essentially started the genre of chamber music with voice. They'll also introduce Hawai'i audiences to some jazzy Jack Gottlieb trios, as well as…

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March 2017
free admission

Artists for Social Justice present “Arts in Conversation: Immigration”

March 14, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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A newly-formed community arts group, Artists for Social Justice, present an evening of performances centered on the theme of immigration. Artists have been on the move from the beginning of time. Just like all other migrants, the have traveled to learn, to teach, to share, to escape and to build better lives, and their travel has shaped both their art and the culture at large. This inter-disciplinary concert will explore these topics in the context of our modern immigration debate.…

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Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet, with Thomas Yee, piano

March 19, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet Thomas Yee, piano Internationally renowned artist Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds joined the faculty of the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music after performing as Principal Clarinetist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra where his performances consistently brought high praise from critics and public alike. He has performed throughout Colombia, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan and Australia in addition to concertizing for the International Clarinet Association's ClarFest, ClariBogota, Cultural Festival of Portugal's World Exposition, Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival, International…

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$8 - $12

Jonathan Korth, piano

March 21, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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Jonathan Korth presents a solo recital of music featuring extended techniques for the piano, including playing inside and outside the piano.  The program includes works by UH faculty composers Takuma Itoh, Thomas Osborne, and Donald Reid Womack. Soprano Rachel Schutz will join him for George Crumb's iconic Apparition for amplified piano and voice. Tickets at the door: $12 general admission; $8 seniors, UH faculty/staff/students; UHM music majors free

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$5 - $12

An Evening of Contemporary Shakuhachi Music by Japanese Female Composers

March 23, 7:30 pm
Music Dept Room 36, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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"An Evening of Contemporary Shakuhachi Music by Japanese Female Composers" Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi Mika Kimula, Voice Chatori Shimizu, Shō With pieces by Kikuko Massumoto, Sumiko Hirai, Kumiko Takahashi and others Tickets (at the door): $12 general admission; $8 seniors, UH faculty/staff/students; $5 UHM music majors Performance will be held in Music Department room 36 (Choral Room)

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UH Saxophone Choir

March 26, 4:00 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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UH Saxophone Choir Todd Yukumoto, director The University of Hawaii Saxophone Choir proudly presents its Spring 2017 concert! New arrangements for this group include Ravel’s Pavane, Dukas’ Fanfare from La Peri, and Izumi’s Takarajima. This year’s special guest are Hawaii Youth Symphony conductor Derrick Yamane and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Allan & Megan Ward of the Pacific Harp Project. The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation will host a silent auction prior to the concert.  All proceeds from the auction will go…

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October 2017
free admission

Arts in Conversation: LGBTQ+

October 20, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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Artists for Social Justice Concert As we honor Honolulu Pride month and commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance in November, Artists for Social Justice celebrates the myriad ways that the LGBTQ+ community has intersected, enhanced, and shaped the arts. In this multi-disciplinary event, we highlight LGBTQ+ artists and activists of all types, and approach the issues that the community faces from many angles. We'll be telling coming-out and transitioning stories, wrestling with the horrific effects of the AIDS epidemic, supporting youth…

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November 2017
$8 - $12

UH Gamelan Ensembles – Aloha, Pak Hardja Susilo

November 18, 7:30 pm
Barbara Smith Amphitheater at UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole St
Honolulu, 96822 United States
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UH Gamelan Ensembles - Aloha, Pak Hardja Susilo This concert remembers the passing in 2015 of Pak Hardja Susilo, the founding director of the University of Hawai‘i Gamelan Ensemble. When a Javanese person passes away, it is customary for family and friends to observe a series of official commemorations, the last occurring one thousand days after the passing. These observances consist of various rituals and activities with the last one sometimes including a performance of gamelan music, dance, or even…

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