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Music by Bach, Art by Charlot

MON Sep 11 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre
MON Sep 18 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

Tresemble + Thomas Yee, harpsichord

Pianist Thomas Yee plays the treasured Challis harpsichord with the Tresemble. The unique instrument, now in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is best known for the original Jean Charlot mural on the lid.

John Rutter – “Suite Antique”
Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Thomas Yee, Harpsichord
Dr. Thomas Yee is Professor of Music at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Associate Music Department Chair. He has also served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a chamber musician he is a member of a faculty trio, Trio Xia, and a member of Trio Benetri.

The Challis harpsichord was commissioned by the Honolulu musician Gertrud Künzel Roberts (1906–1995) and for more than forty years, was frequently played by its owner in concert. It is remarkable because of the mural painted on its lid interior by the famous artist and family friend Jean Charlot. His artwork adds considerable value to the musical instrument, and the item has important cultural and social connections to Hawaii. The instrument is now owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

A short practice clip of the Zelenka Trio Sonata, 4th mvmt.

Interview Dr. Thomas Yee talking about the harpsichord

Music by Bach, Art by Charlot 2017-09-26T02:22:58+00:00

South of the Border

MON Oct 16 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre
WED Oct 18 7:00pm UHWO Library
MON Oct 23 7:30pm Paliku Theatre

Spring Wind Quintet

Spring Wind Quintet crosses the Tropic of Cancer and brings back works by composers of Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and more.

Paquito d’Riviera – “Wapango”
Julio Medaglia – “Belle Epoque in South America”
Astor Piazzolla – “The Grand Tango”

Single Tickets

Paliku Theatre

South of the Border 2017-09-20T23:46:56+00:00

Chamber Music 101

THURSDAY September 7th
 at 6:30pm

 | Musicians’ Association of Hawaii
949 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu

Join us for a preview of CMH’s concerts with host Howard Dicus, live music by the Galliard String Quartet and recorded musical selections. Discover what makes our Tresemble unique and enjoy refreshments with the musicians. This fun and informative evening is our gift to you, to celebrate the beginning of the 36th Season. No reservations, just come – parking’s free too!

Chamber Music 101 2017-09-11T21:46:52+00:00