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Aloha Chamber Music Lovers,
For 59 seasons, the Honolulu Chamber Music Series has been bringing to Hawaii some of the finest musicians the world has to offer. The 2013-14 season is no exception to this and promises a wealth of wonderful listening experiences and stunning emotional connections. This season you'll find groups performing music that is completely unique to their ensembles, groups with an already energetic local following, and live listening experiences that transcend boundaries to connect with our HCMS audiences. Anytime, anywhere, with the touch of a button you can listen to great recordings, but five times a year, we at HCMS offer you the chance to truly experience classical music the way it was originally designed to be experienced and get that in-person thrill that only live performance can provide.
For you, the chamber music aficionados of Oʻahu, we present the Ebène and Escher Quartets, Anderson/Roe Piano Duo, Tokyo String Quartet 1st Violinist and audience favorite Martin Beaver with pianist Kevin FitzGerald, and the Cassatt Quartet with the Kyo-Shin-An Arts Ensemble. Information about each event follows, but you can also check out the artists' websites. From there you'll be able to watch videos of Anderson/Roe playing their ground-breaking arrangements for two pianists or listen to the Ebène Quartet perform not only classical literature, but improvise jazz tunes.
One of our goals as a board this year was to make our concerts available to a broader public, so we have lowered our season subscriber rates for the first time in many years. If you subscribe before Sept. 1st, season tickets are just $180. Just click on the tickets page to order. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts this season and don't hesitate to bring a friend along to introduce them to chamber music, whether they're a young person or simply young at heart!
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
After a triumphant final season as first violinist of the Tokyo Quartet, Martin Beaver returns to enchant Honolulu audiences with his dazzling solo artistry. Widely praised as both concerto soloist and recitalist, he has performed the world over, teaming with such luminaries as Leon Fleisher and Pinchas Zukerman. He is joined by pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald, collaborative partner to artists such as Anne Akiko Meyers, Midori, and Richard Stoltzman.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
East meets West when two elite ensembles, Kyo-Shin-An Arts and the Cassatt Quartet, join forces. Kammerraku® is a program of groundbreaking new chamber music for string quartet with Japanese instruments – specifically koto, shakuhachi and shamisen – an evocative, exciting sound blending two timeless musical traditions. Led by shakuhachi master James Nyoraku Schlefer, Kyo-Shin-An finds the perfect partners in the Cassatt Quartet, prizewinners at every major American quartet competition, who are as dedicated to the music of living composers as they are to traditional favorites.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
France’s Ebène Quartet is, in the words of the New York Times’ Allan Kozinn, “A string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.” Since the 2007-08 season, the Ebène has been thrilling audiences with their superb renditions of classical favorites, arrangements of popular and jazz works, and unexpected a cappella outbursts, at prestigious concert halls from the Concertgebouw to Carnegie.
Photo credit: Julien Mignot
Martin Beaver with Pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald Program & Notes
Updated on February 3, 2014
Sonata K. 526 in A major, Molto allegro, Andante, Presto
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Sonata #3 Op. 45 in C minor, Allegro molto ed appassionato, Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza, Allegro animato
César Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata in A major, Allegro ben moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia Ben Moderato (a minor)(to f# minor), Allegretto poco mosso
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Ebène Quartet Program & Notes
Updated on December 20, 2013
Haydn Op. 20, No. 5
Schumann Op. 41, No. 3
“Fiction” – jazz arrangements and improv by the Ebene Quartet.
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Honolulu Chamber Music Series
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Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2233