The 2016-2017 Season

At the Mae Z. Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa

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Time for Three

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our season opens with the dynamic group, Time for Three. This string trio refers to itself as a “classically trained garage band” and formed when the members were fellow students at the Curtis Institute of Music. Their eclectic musical tastes range from Bach and Brahms to bluegrass, rock and jazz. In their 13th year of performing, the group is just as comfortable performing at Carnegie Hall as they are in jazz clubs or even at an NFL game, the Indianapolis 500, or ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Their chart-topping albums feature collaborations with artists such as Hawai‘i ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

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Dover String Quartet

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Formed in 2008 at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. “The young American string quartet of the moment,” says The New Yorker. Currently the faculty Quartet-in-Residence at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, they’ve received the Cleveland Quartet Award and Hunt Family Award by Lincoln Center, and won grand prize at the Fischoff Competition and special prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

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Garrick Ohlsson

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Since winning the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a leading expert on the music of Frederic Chopin and also commands an enormous repertoire, including modern pieces, many commissioned for him. He maintains an active performance schedule in recitals and with orchestras throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2014, he received the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994.

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Eroica Trio

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Grammy-award nominated Eroica Trio returns! The Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm, and sensual elegance. The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The New York Times writes, “There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce.” The Trio won the prestigious Naumburg Award, has released eight critically lauded recordings, and garnered multiple Grammy nominations.

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Camerata RCO

Friday, March 24, 2017

These members of the world renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam take their talent of performing in a large ensemble to a smaller, more intimate space. This mixed string and wind chamber ensemble enjoy creating inspiring synergy while connecting with their audiences. Their concerts have spanned the globe, from New York, Tokyo, to Seoul and Vienna. Their latest recording has garnered praises such as “technically superior” and “thrilling, amalgam of simplicity and expression.”

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