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Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:30 PM
Germany’s young Morgenstern Piano Trio has a way of driving critics to superlatives, audiences into rapture, and competition juries into giving them awards. The trio has been awarded the coveted Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, and prizes at competitions in Vienna, Melbourne, and Munich. As for the critics and audiences: “Sheer unbelievable virtuosity…” “After the last note faded away, the hall was suffocating by silence, as if the audience had to solve a spell before breaking into an orgy of applause.”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Expect fireworks when cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Natasha Paremski join forces at the Doris Duke Theater. The only worry will be whether such an intimate hall can contain so much virtuosity and charisma. According to one admiring reviewer: “Zuill Bailey tends to win most people over on his first bow stroke, if not sooner … Bailey doesn’t play notes. He plays sounds and feelings. His cello is as beautiful as he is…” Natasha, who inspires comparisons to Martha Argerich, “reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities in her consistently striking performances” (Britain’s Herald). Concert goers can rest assured they are in for a rare musical treat!
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
What do you get if you mix up equal parts Fiddler On The Roof, European café band, and classic chamber ensemble, and then add a dash of Woody Allen? You get Big Galut(e), back on the Honolulu Chamber Music Series by popular demand, with its genre-bending blend of klezmer, classical, and world musics from all over the Jewish diaspora. Big Galut(e) returns armed with its mind-boggling array of instruments, all-new jokes and songs, and the determination to make its audience laugh a lot, and cry once or twice.
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
Winners of three Grammies, contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird “combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company.” The group’s six members (who play violin/viola, cello, flute, clarinet, piano, and percussion) have been heard at concerts the world over; in works commissioned from superstar composers; and on nine albums, three of which (strange imaginary animals, Lonely Motel: Music from Slide and Meanwhile) earned those three Grammies.
Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM
Here’s what the Washington Post had to say about Austria’s young Minetti String Quartet in 2006: “The Minetti has a huge future, boasting thoughtful interpretations, beautiful ensemble work, crisp articulation and flawless technique — not to mention the fact that the players are drop-dead gorgeous.” Eight years later, the Post’s bold prediction has come true. The Minetti is in demand at concert halls in Europe, the Far East, North and South America. They’ve recorded four acclaimed albums. And reviewers are now talking about “music-making of downright exalted levels.”
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
New York Polyphony is unique in today’s music world. The four-man vocal ensemble joins the most ancient music with the most cutting-edge: from unearthed music of the Renaissance to the Missa Charles Darwin (a mass based on the Origin of Species), from traditional Christmas carols to the winning entries from an online Gregorian chant remix competition. NYP’s four albums have been called “painfully beautiful,” and “as clear as a mountain lake, as balanced as Big Ben’s clockwork, and as seductive as a Top Chef tasting menu.”
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Celebrating 60 years of incredible music
Since 1954 Honolulu Chamber Music Series audiences have enjoyed hearing some of the finest musicians from around the world. You’ll again be dazzled by what will be one of our greatest seasons yet. We’re proud to announce our 60th anniversary 2014-2015 season.
Honolulu Chamber Music Series
P.O. Box 2233
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2233