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Jeffrey Thayer, violin & Cary Lewis, piano

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Violinist Jeffrey Thayer and pianist Cary Lewis perform works by Tartini, Beethoven, Wieniawski  Violinist Jeffrey Thayer holds the Deborah Pate and John Forrest Concertmaster Chair of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Thayer is also a founding member of the Camera Lucida chamber music ensemble, in residence at UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Music Center. Previous positions include assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony …

Qiao Jiang, piano (junior recital)

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Qiao Jiang, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degrees Bachelor of Music in Performance. Free admission

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Sean Kennard, pianist

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The Masaki School of Music presents pianist Sean Kennard in a November 6 solo recital featuring works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov & Mussorgsky. See the Orvis recital program listing. Mr. Kennard returns to Hawai’i to remember his first teacher, Ellen Masaki. (This is a free concert, but please consider making a donation to the UH Foundation’s Ellen Masaki Endowed …

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Katie Mahan, pianist (HMTA Convention Artist)

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The Hawaii Music Teachers Association presents pianist Katie Mahan as their 49th annual convention artist. Ms. Mahan will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Gershwin. Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents coming up today,” American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming …

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The Traditional in the Contemporary — Ninety years of Japanese compositions

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The Traditional in the Contemporary — Ninety years of Japanese compositions informed by traditional techniques and sensibilities Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi Mika Kimula, vocalist Hidejirō Honjō, shamisen Mari Yoshihara, piano Program: Vocal solo: Uguisu, Hayasaka Fumio, Lyrics by Satō Haruo (1944) Shakuhachi solo: Kakurin, Hirose Ryohei (1975) Shamisen solo: Neo – for Shamisen, Dai Fujikura (2014) Voice, shamisen & shakuhachi: …

Marina Mitsuta, piano (graduate recital)

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Marina Mitsuta, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a graduate piano recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Performance. The program will include: Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op.87 No.24 Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 R. Schumann Fantasie in C major, Op.17 Free …

Tyler Ramos, piano (junior recital)

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Tyler Ramos, a student of Thomas Yee, will present a recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music in Performance. Free admission

Katherine Alarcio, piano (junior recital)

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Katherine Alarcio, a student of Bichuan Li, will present a recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Education in Music. Free admission.

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Maya Hoover, mezzo-soprano & José Meléndez, piano

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Mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover and pianist José Meléndez gave their first recital together in 1997, and they have been going strong as a duo ever since. This season, they focus on three song cycles: Antonín Dvořák: Cigánské melodie, Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, and Joaquín Turina: Poema en forma de canciones. Maya Hoover is a performer, teacher, author, and leading researcher …