2016-17 Season


Celebrating 35 years of music-making, Chamber Music Hawaii is one of the state’s leading arts organizations. Through its concerts and wide range of outreach programs, the ensembles that make up Chamber Music Hawaii share the joy of music with thousands of concert-goers and students every year. Join us to discover a world of uplifting, colorful, thought-provoking and life-enhancing music as outstanding musicians perform the know and the new in intimate and unique settings.



Monday, September 12, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre

Monday, September 19, 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre


Our opening concert features two masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire – Schubert’s Octet in F and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.


Galliard String Quartet

Sunday, October 9, 4:00pm, Doris Duke Theatre Theatre

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00om, The Library, UH West Oahu

Monday, October 24, 7:30pm, Paliku Theatre

A stunning program of quartets including Schubert’s Quartetsatz, Beethoven’s ‘Harp’ Quartet and Shostakovich’s Quartet No.3.


Spring Wind Quintet

Monday, November 21,7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

Tuesday, November 22, 7:00pm, The Library, UH West Oahu

Monday, November 28, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre

An Italian-inspired program including Respighi’s Wind Quintet, Strappa’s Music for the Great Circus of the World, and Puccini’s Crisantemi


your choice of 2 programs, 3 venues

Honolulu Brass Choir

Monday, December 5, 7:30pm – St Andrew’s Cathedral

Seasonal Music for Brass  and Percussion

For many, Chamber Music Hawaii’s concert at St Andrew’s, heralded by the pealing of the Cathedral bells, is when the holiday season truly begins. This year’s Concert promises to be our best ever, with a packed program of music for brass and percussion, both popular and new. Join us, in the glorious surroundings of St Andrew’s Cathedral, for what will be a highlight of the festive season.

Honolulu Brass Quintet

Tuesday, December 6, 7:00pm, The Library, UH West Oahu

Monday, December 12, 7:30pm, Paliku Theatre

There is nothing like the sound of a brass ensemble at Christmas time. With a popular program of seasonal music, Honolulu Brass Quintet brings Christmas cheer to our venues across Oahu.



Wu Han & Tresemble

Monday, January 16, 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre ONLY

Philippe Gaubert– Medailles Antiques

Malcolm Arnold – Oboe Quartet

Madeleine Dring – Trio

Erno Dohnanyi – Piano Quintet  in C minor, Op.1

We are delighted to welcome acclaimed pianist Wu Han, co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York in an exhilarating program.


‘Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri’ with Joe Moore

Sunday, February 12, 4:00pm – Doris Duke Theatre

Monday, February 13, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre

Hosted by KHON2 news anchorman and Mozart aficionado Joe Moore, ‘Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri’ features an octet of CMH musicians performing Salieri’s music, including the US premiere of Johann Wendt’s .arrangements from Salieri’s opera ‘La Grotta di Trofonio’. Between musical pieces, Mr. Moore will offer commentary on the true relationship between Salieri and Mozart, which was nothing like that depicted in the film ‘Amadeus’. Guaranteed to sell out – book now to avoid disappointment!

MARCH 2017

Honolulu Brass Quintet 

Monday, March 13, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre

Monday, March 20, 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

The Honolulu Brass Quintet’s program includes Bruce Adolphe’s Triakelion and Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No.4.

APRIL 2017


Monday, April 10, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre

Monday, April 24, 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

For our April program, Dvorak’s String Quintet, Op.77 is coupled with Beethoven’s Serenade in D, a work that has thrilled audiences for over 200 years with its virtuosity and inventiveness.

MAY 2017

CMH at the Movies!

Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm – Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa – ONLY

Returning by popular demand, Conductor Rick Benjamin and our very own Tresemble Cinema Orchestra bring to life comic masterpieces of the silent movie era. Hawaiian music of the 1920s will be featured as incidental music between the films.

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