Meet Helen Liu of the Galliard String Quartet and come out to enjoy The Fabulous French.
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Some of the finest ballet dancers in Hawaii come together with the Tresemble to delight music and dance lovers. Copland’s beloved work is set with WWII-era costumes, and the Martinu ballet, in contrast, features kid-friendly dancing utensils in costume.
Bohuslav Martinu – “Kitchen Revue”
Aaron Copland – “Appalachian Spring”
Memorial Day weekend is a fitting time for our Sunday music + dance matinee for all ages. The stunning music and choreography of “Appalachian Spring” are complemented by costumes of the WWII-era, while the costumes for “Kitchen Revue” are whimsical dancing utensils.
The Onium Ballet Project has regularly collaborated with Chamber Music Hawaii, creating new original ballets to many works, including Bohuslav Martinu’s La Revue de Cuisine and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The group is led by Artistic Director Minou Lallemand, who was born in Colombia and grew up in New York City. She trained at the Neubert Ballet Institute and graduated from the New York High School of the Performing Arts while on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School, and enjoyed an international performing career. She now lives in Honolulu and focuses on teaching and choreography.
The popular and often offbeat Honolulu Brass Quintet pulls out all the stops for this one – music from the 15th century, a bit from Bach and a contemporary work by Bruce Adolphe, the Piano Puzzler from public radio’s Performance Today.
J.S. Bach/Mills – “The Art of the Fugue”
Bruce Adolphe – “Triskelion”
FRI Mar 2 7:30pm Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Dr. Eric Esparza, conductor
Tresemble + UH Chamber Singers
UH Manoa Chamber Singers come off-campus to sing with the Tresemble, under the direction of Baroque authority and visiting faculty Dr. Eric Esparza, in a program of well-known and rare works of the Italian and Spanish Baroque. This concert is outstanding in many ways – we welcome our special guest vocalists and a distinguished visiting conductor, Friday is an unusual evening for a CMH performance; and the concert location is the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Dr. Esparza is the Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Area Coordinator at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he conducts the DePaul Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and teaches courses in Choral Music. Dr. Esparza is also the Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor of International Voices Houston.
Classically trained Hawaii guitarist Ian O’Sullivan pairs up with the Tresemble to perform the music of Argentina’s master of the tango, Astor Piazzolla. Like a box of sweet chocolates for the tango lover.
Astor Piazzolla – Music of the Tango:
Four for Tango / Libertango / Tango Ballet / Café 1930
Ian O’Sullivan, guitar
Ian O’Sullivan is a classically trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of Oahu. Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed internationally and throughout the United States, including an appearance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Introduced to the world of classical guitar by Jeff Peterson, Ian became the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music. In 2013 Ian released his first solo album “Born and Raised,” and his second album “Songs for the North Shore” in 2016. Ian currently teaches at the University of Hawaii and the Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama Campus.
Brilliant pianist Joyce Yang brings her sparkling and award-winning talent back to CMH in this thrilling program of Russian classics, joining the Tresemble for one memorable night.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Piano Quintet in B-flat major, Opus posthumous
Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 57
Joyce Yang, piano
Ms. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She last appeared in Honolulu with CMH in 2014 and with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Watch for more details about Ms. Yang’s special fundraising concert for CMH at a private home, and two master classes!
Last season, Ms. Yang made her Minnesota Orchestra debut under the direction of Roderick Cox with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and then performed with the Charleston Symphony, stepping in for Andre Watts. Ms. Yang showcases a wide array of repertoire all over the United States in return appearances with numerous symphonies and loves chamber music. She continues her enduring partnerships with the Alexander String Quartet and violinist Augustin Hadelich and has toured a thrilling solo recital program featuring works by Carl Vine, Debussy, Granados, Ginastera, Grieg, Scarlatti, and Schumann.
Ms. Yang is represented by the ARTS MANAGEMENT GROUP.
MON Dec 11, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre
The Honolulu Brass Quintet celebrates the season with traditional and contemporary holiday classics at Paliku Theatre.
The Honolulu Brass Quintet and their HSO colleagues announce the arrival of the holidays with music of five centuries in the Cathedral’s grand nave