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UH Mānoa’s Appetite for Opera

In Department News, Orchestra by General Entries

UH Mānoa’s Symphony Orchestra was well-received at the end of the fall semester as Prof. Joseph Stepec made his conducting debut. The evening opened with the Concert Band led by Dr. Gabriel Arnold and was followed by the Symphony, led by Prof. Stepec. During the orchestra’s performance, players accompanied faculty soloist Dr. Maya Hoover in an opera-themed program of works by …

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UH Choirs: “Unclouded Day”

In by Byron Moon

This spring, the UHChoirs present a special program exploring the complex journey of choral music from the UK to the US mainland to our islands. The music is sacred and secular, “classical” and traditional, somber and celebratory. Throughout, however, the musicians sing words of hope, transformation, and celebration. Featured composers include: from England’s rich tradition Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams; from the US …