OCTOBER 2014 – Bergen Wind Quintet & Spring Wind Quintet
Monday, October 13, 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre
Ludwig van Beethoven – Wind Sextet, Op. 71
Theodor Blumer – Wind Quintet, Op. 52
George Enescu – Dectet
We are delighted to welcome back to Hawaii the Bergen Wind Quintet, one of the world’s most acclaimed chamber groups. their program includes music by Edvard Grieg and arrangements of Norwegian folk tunes. In the second half of the program, they are joined by the Spring Wind Quintet for Enescu’s luxuriant Dectet.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days
The Spring Wind Quintet and Bergen Wind Quintet are pleased to announce that our October concert is part of the 12th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days – a global network of concerts that uses the universal language of music to diminish hatred, respect differences, and reach out in global friendship. This month, musicians all over the world are dedicating concerts to our shared belief that even though we may have different races, religions or ethnic backgrounds, we can all work together to achieve a better, hate-free world for everyone.
Daniel Pearl, a journalist and musician kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, was a classically-trained violinist and mandolin player who joined musical groups wherever he traveled. His family and friends decided to carry on his work of connecting people through music and communication by starting the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
The recent brutal murder of journalist James Foley by terrorists in Syria reminds us that hatred is still alive in the world and that our job of combatting it is not done. So, with this concert we join people around the world who use the power of music to lift peoples of different backgrounds and beliefs above the differences that set us apart.
“Harmony for Humanity” is the theme of Daniel Pearl Music Days. Let us work together through music to bridge cultural differences and bring harmony to the world.