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Riley Lee & Enigma Quartet (Honolulu Chamber Music Series)

February 21, 7:30 pm

Riley Lee & Enigma Quartet

Part of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series

World-renowned shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) master, Riley Lee, and the Sydney-based Enigma Quartet join forces to present the Honolulu premier of Five Elements, a concert inspired by the five universal elements of earth, air, water, fire and ether. Enjoy a musical journey that combines meditative sounds and gestures of the shakuhachi with the rich harmonic palette of the string quartet as they present commissioned and selected works by Australia’s leading composers.

Five Elements will take you on kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music.

​Drawing inspiration from the belief in many ancient cultures that the entire universe was made of just five fundamental elements, earth, air, water, fire and ether, Riley Lee and the Enigma Quartet have commissioned and selected music from Australia’s finest compositional voices to present a strikingly original concert.

​The program allows audiences to experience new sound worlds created through the union of the meditative sounds and gestures of the shakuhachi and the rich harmonic palette of the string quartet, a convergence of Eastern Zen Buddhism with Western Classicism.

​Five Elements features pieces by composers such as Ross Edwards, David Hirschfelder, Anne Boyd and Katy Abbott amongst many other luminaries and alongside existing music by Peter Sculthorpe.

More about Riley Lee and Enigma Quartet…


Tickets: $45 General Admission / $20 Students

music students: this concert is eligible for Mus 199 attendance credit

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February 21
7:30 pm
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Orvis Auditorium at UH Mānoa
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Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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