2016/17 SEASON – OUR 35TH!

Happy Birthday CMH! / See you in September!

The artistic team at Chamber Music Hawaii have been hard at work putting the finishing touches to the 2016/17 season – our 35th! And it’s going to be a stunner. Providing the backbone of the season, as every season, each of the 3 founder ensembles will have a dedicated concert – The Galliard String Quartet with a program of Quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich; the Spring Wind Quintet with an Italian-inspired program including Respighi’s Wind Quintet and Puccini’sCrisantemi; and the Honolulu Brass Quintet with a program including Bruce Adolphe’s Triskelion and Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No.4The Holiday Season will be heralded as usual by the traditional Honolulu Brass Choir concert at St Andrew’s Cathedral, and the Honolulu Brass Quintet will give festive programs in UH West Oahu and Paliku Theatre.

Combining our musicians produces Tresemble – an endlessly versatile ensemble capable of playing some of the masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. Highlights for next season include Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Schubert’s Octet, Beethoven’s Serenade in D, and Dvorak’s String Quintet.

Guest artists feature in abundance, and in January 2017 we are delighted to welcome acclaimed pianist Wu Han, co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York,  in a program including Dohnanyi’s C minor Piano Quintet.

In February 2017, we are planning a very special evening hosted by Joe Moore entitled “Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri”, featuring an octet of Chamber Music Hawaii Musicians performing the glorious music of  Antonio Salieri, including what Moore calls the highlight of the concert, the U.S. premiere of Johann Wendt’s original arrangement of numbers from Salieri’s opera, La Grotta di Trofonio that Mr. Moore obtained from the Esterhazy Library in Vienna.  This is the same arrangement that was performed as dinner music at the special evening of Salieri and Mozart one act operas at the Shonbrunn Palace Orangery in 1785.  Between musical pieces that Mr. Moore has selected for this concert, he will offer commentary on the true relationship between Salieri and Mozart, which was nothing like that depicted in the film, Amadeus. This concert follows the world premiere of Mr. Moore’s radio play, “Maligned Master: The Glory of Salieri” on Hawaii Pubic Radio in June that featured Salieri overtures and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri.”

The season ends in fine style with ‘Chamber Music Hawaii at the Movies!’ Conductor Rick Benjamin and our very own Tresemble cinema orchestra bring to life comic masterpieces of the silent movie era. Hawaiian music of the 1920’s will feature as incidental music between the films.

Full details, including Early Bird Subscription Offers, will be mailed out to all subscribers and everyone of the CMH mailing list in June.

Ticket Information

Chamber Music Hawaii performances take place at 3 venues across Oahu; tickets are valid at any venue listed.

Single ticket and Favorite Four package sales are now on sale

2016/17 PREMIUM Season Subscription

Premium seating & save 20% on single ticket prices. All 9 concerts, attending the venue of your choice, and Premium Seating for our January, February and May concerts – for $270 (regular price $320). Subscribers also have the choice of any or all of our December concerts.

2016/17 PREMIUM Season Subscription at Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu
016/17 PREMIUM Season Subscription at Paliku Theatre, Kaneohe
2016/17 PREMIUM Season Subscription at UH West Oahu, Kapolei

2016/17 Season Subscription

Save 20% on single ticket prices. All 9 concerts, attending the venue of your choice, saving $60. All 9 concerts for just $240 (regular price $290). Subscribers also have the choice of any or all of our December concerts.

2016/17 Season Subscription at Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu

2016/17 Season Subscription at Paliku Theatre, Kaneohe
2016/17 Season Subscription at UH West Oahu, Kapolei

2016/17 Favorite Four or More – save %15

Make up your own package and attend the venue of your choice                     

Interviews

For interviews from the 2015/16 season, check out the Archived Interviews.

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