Brass, Bach and the Renaissance


MON Apr 9 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre
TUE Apr 17 7:00pm UHWO library
MON Apr 23 7:30pm Paliku Theatre

Honolulu Brass Quintet

The popular and often offbeat Honolulu Brass Quintet pulls out all the stops for this one – music from the 15th century, a bit from Bach and a contemporary work by Bruce Adolphe, the Piano Puzzler from public radio’s Performance Today.

J.S. Bach/Mills – “The Art of the Fugue”
Bruce Adolphe – “Triskelion”
Renaissance Madrigals

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Doris Duke Theatre
UHWO Library
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The Russian Connection


MON Jan 22 7:30pm  Doris Duke Theatre

* PREMIUM Reserved Section available

Tresemble + Joyce Yang, piano

Brilliant young pianist Joyce Yang brings her sparkling and award-winning talent back to CMH in this thrilling program of Russian classics, joining the Tresemble for one memorable night.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Piano Quintet in B-flat major, Opus posthumous
Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 57

Joyce Yang, piano
Ms. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the
12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She last appeared in Honolulu with
CMH in 2014 and with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Her 2018 CMH
engagement will include a fundraising dinner concert for CMH at a private home and two
master classes.

Last season, Ms. Yang made her Minnesota Orchestra debut under the direction of
Roderick Cox with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and then
performed with the Charleston Symphony, stepping in for Andre Watts. Ms. Yang
showcases a wide array of repertoire all over the United States in return appearances with
numerous symphonies and loves chamber music. She continues her enduring partnerships
with the Alexander String Quartet and violinist Augustin Hadelich and has toured a
thrilling solo recital program featuring works by Carl Vine, Debussy, Granados,
Ginastera, Grieg, Scarlatti, and Schumann.

Ms. Yang is represented by the ARTS MANAGEMENT GROUP.

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Doris Duke Theatre

Musical Titans


MON Nov 6 7:30pm Paliku Theatre
MON Nov 13 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre
TUE Nov 14 7:00pm UHWO Library

Galliard String Quartet

Unexpected works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky keep the Galliard String Quartet’s eyes on their strings.

W. A. Mozart – Quartet in C major, K 465, “The Dissonance”
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, “The Accordion”

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Doris Duke Theatre
UHWO Library
Paliku Theatre

Piazzolla’s Tango


MON Feb 12 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre
MON Feb 19 7:30pm Paliku Theatre

Tresemble + Ian O’Sullivan, guitar

Classically trained Hawaii guitarist Ian O’Sullivan pairs up with the Tresemble to perform the music of Argentina’s master of the tango, Astor Piazzolla. Like a box of sweet chocolates for the tango lover.

Astor Piazzolla – Music of the Tango:
Four for Tango / Libertango / Tango Ballet / Café 1930

Ian O’Sullivan, guitar
Music of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of
Oahu. Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western
classical repertoire, Ian has performed internationally and throughout the United States,
including an appearance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Introduced to the world of
classical guitar by Jeff Peterson, Ian became the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted
to Yale University’s School of Music. In 2013 Ian released his first solo album “Born and Raised,” and his second album “Songs for the North Shore” in 2016. Ian currently teaches at the University of Hawaii and the Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama Campus.

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Doris Duke Theatre
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South of the Border


MON Oct 16 7:30pm Doris Duke Theatre
WED Oct 18 7:00pm UHWO Library
MON Oct 23 7:30pm Paliku Theatre

Spring Wind Quintet

Spring Wind Quintet crosses the Tropic of Cancer and brings back works by composers of Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and more.

Paquito d’Riviera – “Wapango”
Julio Medaglia – “Belle Epoque in South America”
Astor Piazzolla – “The Grand Tango”

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Paliku Theatre

Music by Bach, Art by Charlot


MON Sep 11 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre
MON Sep 18 7:30pm – Doris Duke Theatre

Tresemble + Thomas Yee, harpsichord

Pianist Thomas Yee plays the treasured Challis harpsichord with the Tresemble. The unique instrument, now in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is best known for the original Jean Charlot mural on the lid.

John Rutter – “Suite Antique”
Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Thomas Yee, Harpsichord
Dr. Thomas Yee is Professor of Music and Associate Music Department Chair.
He has also served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
As a chamber musician he is a member of a faculty trio, Trio Xia, and a member
of Trio Benetri.

The Challis harpsichord was commissioned by the Honolulu musician Gertrud Künzel
Roberts (1906–1995) and for more than forty years, was frequently played by its owner
in concert. It is remarkable because of the mural painted on its lid interior by the famous
artist and family friend Jean Charlot. His artwork adds considerable value to the musical
instrument, and the item has important cultural and social connections to Hawaii. The
instrument is now owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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