William Watson, composer (PhD recital)

In by Byron Moon

William Watson, a student of the UHM Composition program, will present a recital of his works in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree PhD in Music. Free admission

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UH Welcomes Pro Musica Nipponia

In Composition, Department News, Student Accolades by General Entries

In March 2016 UH Mānoa hosted a weeklong residency featuring the exceptional musicianship of the renowned Tokyo-based Japanese instrument ensemble Pro Musica Nipponia. Each year the UH Mānoa Composition Area arranges for a residency of visiting performers of East Asian instruments, a project that has been one of the cornerstones of Music Department culture at UH Mānoa for the past …

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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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Jeremy Wong, baritone

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Baritone Jeremy Wong and pianist Petra Peršola will present an evening dedicated to experiencing the often-unexplored world of American art song. Music by established composers and songwriters Stephen Foster and Aaron Copland will be sung, as well as living composers Richard Hundley and Tom Cipullo. There will be a foray into the world of the cabaret and early musical theater/opera …