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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.”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Expect fireworks when cellist Zuill Bailey joins pianist Jonathan Korth at the Doris Duke Theater. Zuill Bailey has impressed audiences wherever he performs. 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, but after watching him play it for awhile, it almost seems as if he becomes one with it and that he is dancing freely as an extension of it.”
Internationally-recognized pianist Jonathan Korth will be a familiar face to Hawai’i audiences, and many have experienced his performances in and around Honolulu as well as neighbor islands on series such as the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, Hawaii Concert Society, Chamber Music Hawaii, and faculty concerts at UH Manoa as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator.
Tickets are now on sale at the Honolulu Museum of Art front desk, and online here.
Honolulu Chamber Music Series
P.O. Box 2233
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2233