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Let’s fall into October, brimming with classes and campus gatherings that include Homecoming festivities—plus, enjoyable offerings courtesy of Mānoa Arts & Minds. Come home to Mānoa to enjoy these fine shows, performances and events from our splendid Department of Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Outreach College.

Issui Minegishi, ichigenkin (one string koto)

Orvis Auditorium
Saturday October 1, 7:30pm
Free admission

Issui Minegishi, ichigenkinIssui Minegishi, a master of the ichigenkin (one string koto) and members of her Seikyodo Ichigenkin School in Tokyo present a concert in memory of Chie Yamada, a member of this school who taught shamisen at the UH Mānoa Music Department from 1967 until her passing in 1993.

Yamada-sensei's last student, Randy Raine-Reusch, will also be a featured performer.


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Roman Rudnytsky, piano

Orvis Auditorium
Monday October 3, 7:30pm
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

Roman RudnytskyRoman Rudnytsky is an internationally active concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world - to every continent and places in-between. He is in fact one of the most traveled of all concert pianists, having played in more countries than almost all others. As of 2010, he has performed in about 95 countries.

Mr. Rudnytsky is a prizewinner in 10 piano competitions, including such prestigious ones as the International Leventritt Competition (New York) and International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington) and, in Italy, the "F.Busoni" and "A. Casagrande" International Piano Competitions. He has made numerous recordings in Poland, Australia and the United States.

In addition to his many recitals, Mr. Rudnytsky has also appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world. To date, he has played over 45 different works for piano and orchestra with them. A great honor indeed, he gave the British, Latin American and Australian premiere performances of the recently-discovered Liszt “Concerto No. 3 in E Flat” between 1990 and 1993.

Since 1972, Mr. Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio (U.S.A.). He is a recipient of that institution's “Distinguished Professor Award” in recognition of his concert activities.


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Sawai Koto Kai Hawaii 25th Anniversary Concert

Orvis Auditorium
Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm
$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

Sawai Koto Kai Hawaii 25th Anniversary ConcertFormer UH Manoa koto instructors Makiko Goto and Shoko Hikage, current koto instructor Darin Miyashiro, and special guests Kazue Sawai and Hikaru Sawai from Tokyo join local members of Sawai Koto Kai Hawaii for this anniversary performance.

Event Sponsor

Music Department, Manoa Campus


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East-West Ceramics Collaboration V

UH Mānoa Art Gallery, Art Building
Sunday October 23 – Friday December 9

East-West Ceramics Collaboration VWhat happens when 12 international ceramics artists get together to work and play with more than a half ton of clay for four full weeks? Working side by side, this group of ceramics professionals spent long hours together sharing their cultures, ideas, and views about art during the East-West Ceramics Collaboration V Workshop, held recently at the Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Out of the clay, a variety of concepts and forms have taken shape, textures and patterns have appeared, and glazes and decals have brought colors, images, and text to the surfaces. These exciting new ceramic works that range from graceful porcelain, bold abstract sculptural forms, traditional vessels to humorous flights of fancy have something to engage every visitor to this exhibition.

Many of the artworks will be available for purchase. Participating artists represent the countries of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.


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The Cocktail Party

Director: Paul T. Mitri
Orvis Auditorium
October 27 at 7:30 pm

The Cocktail PartyThe Mānoa Readers/Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of Oshiro Tatsuhiro's “The Cocktail Party.”

Oshiro won the Akutagawa Prize in 1967 for his novel “The Cocktail Party.” Other works include “Umino Tenzakai (“Celestial-sea Horizon”) and “Hingire, Niibichi” (“Escape, Marriage”).

Mānoa Readers/Theatre Ensemble is a coproduction of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature and Outreach College.

Support is provided by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and the "We the People" initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UHM Center for Okinawan Studies, the UHM Center for Japanese Studies Endowment Fund, the Mānoa Foundation, and Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing.


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Music by Richard Rodgers
Book, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Lurana Donnels O’Malley; Musical Direction: Phil Hidalgo; Choreography : Harmony S. L. Aguilera and Cindy Hartigan
Kennedy Theatre
Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 13, 20 at 2 pm

Oklamhoma!Change is in the air in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906. Statehood is imminent; ranchers and farmers struggle to put aside differences; Curly wrestles with his future. As Laurey makes the transition from girl to woman, dreams intercept reality. Some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable songs blend with dance and story in this landmark musical.

Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Original dances by Agnes de Mille. Presented in collaboration with the UHM Music Department.

OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals @


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