The Glorious Appalachian Spring


SUN May 27 4:00pm Paliku Theatre

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Tresemble + Onium Ballet Project

Some of the finest ballet dancers in Hawaii come together with the Tresemble to delight music and dance lovers. Copland’s beloved work is set with WWII-era costumes, and the Martinu ballet, in contrast, features kid-friendly dancing utensils in costume.

Bohuslav Martinu – “Kitchen Revue”
Aaron Copland – “Appalachian Spring”

Memorial Day weekend is a fitting time for our Sunday music + dance matinee for all ages. The stunning music and choreography of  “Appalachian Spring” are complemented by costumes of the WWII-era, while the costumes for “Kitchen Revue” are whimsical dancing utensils.

The Onium Ballet Project has regularly collaborated with Chamber Music Hawaii, creating new original ballets to many works, including Bohuslav Martinu’s La Revue de Cuisine and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The group is led by Artistic Director Minou Lallemand, who was born in Colombia and grew up in New York City. She trained at the Neubert Ballet Institute and graduated from the New York High School of the Performing Arts while on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School, and enjoyed an international performing career. She now lives in Honolulu and focuses on teaching and choreography.

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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
Paliku Theatre

The Annual Holiday Concerts


MON Dec 4 7:30pm Cathedral of St. Andrew

Honolulu Brass Choir

MON Dec 11 7:30pm Paliku Theatre

Honolulu Brass Quintet

The Honolulu Brass Quintet and their HSO colleagues announce the arrival of the holidays with music of five centuries in the Cathedral’s grand nave. A week later, the Honolulu Brass Quintet plays traditional and contemporary holiday classics at Paliku Theatre.


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Cathedral of St. Andrew
Paliku 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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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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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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