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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!
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
Friday, March 7, 2014
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
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.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Described as the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of the keyboard, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are creating a whole new audience for the piano duo medium. Equally at home in children’s hospitals and Carnegie Hall, on MTV’s Total Request Live and APM’s Performance Today, the duo’s adrenaline-charged style and original compositions have won them fans at traditional venues, such as the Cliburn Series and Gina Bachauer Festival, and online, where their YouTube videos are notorious.
Photo credit: Ken Schles
Anderson & Roe Program Notes
Updated on November 1, 2013
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART / ANDERSON & ROE
Grand Scherzo (based on the Finale to Act I from Così fan tutte, K. 588), Presto – Poison?, Allegro – The “Doctor”, Andante – Goddesses, Allegro – A Kiss!
Suite No. 1 (Fantaisie-tableaux) for Two Pianos, Op. 5, Barcarolle, The Night… The Love, The Tears, Easter
RADIOHEAD / ANDERSON & ROE
“Paranoid Android” from OK Computer
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / MAX REGER
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, Allegro moderato, Adagio, Allegro
ANDERSON & ROE
Animal Suite, The Cat’s Fugue (Scarlatti), The Swan (Saint-Saëns), Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
GEORGES BIZET / ANDERSON & ROE Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos
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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo’s New Video Series of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
Updated on July 30, 2013
Honoring the Centennial of one of history’s most monumental compositions, a striking visual reimagining by Anderson & Roe.
EPISODE 1 of 10 (May 29,2013): The composition’s Introduction, with 2 outsiders embarking on an epic journey of risk, sacrifice and renewal. The magnificence and violence of the outside world mirror the inner conflict and gradual awakening of these individuals, as they seek to shed their exterior identities, merge with nature, and uncover their true selves.
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Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2233