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Mānoa Arts & Minds

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April showers bring May flowers, as well as an impressive range of artistic and performance-arts shows and presentations via Mānoa Arts & Minds. Our eclectic four-entity partnership – involving the UH Mānoa Departments of Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance, as well as Outreach College – spotlights the rich cultural center that is UH Mānoa.


UHM Jazz Ensembles

Reginald Padilla, director
Orvis Auditorium
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

UHM Jazz EnsemblesThe UH Jazz Ensemble performs classic and modern selections of the jazz big band repertoire.

Ticket Information

$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Music at Mānoa events and programs, call (808) 956-8742, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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“Abeya” - Tsugaru Shamisen Ensemble

Orvis Auditorium
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Tsugaru Shamisen EnsembleAbeya, Japan’s top Tsugaru-Shamisen Performance Ensemble Abeya consists of brothers Kinzaburo and Ginzaburo Abe, winners of Japan’s prestigious National Tsugaru-Shamisen Competition. Joining them is the beautiful Maya Nemoto, a virtuoso of numerous folk songs. All were trained by the great Hidesaburo Abe, father of Kinzaburo and Ginzaburo. Together they are Japan’s celebrated masters of the great folk art of Tsugaru-Shamisen, and represent the core of Abeya.

Their performance style is a creative blending of the Japanese traditional arts with the personality and sensibility of Japan’s younger generation. The soul of the traditional music performed with the Tsugaru-Shamisen is said to be the powerful vibrations produced by its three strings. The Tsugaru-Shamisen features a larger body and thicker strings than the usual shamisen, and performers keep a distinctive percussive beat by striking the body of the instrument with the plectrum on each stroke. This gives the instrument its distinctive timbre, and this talented young group has mastered the abilities and skills necessary to become Japan’s top Tsugaru-Shamisen performers.

Event Sponsor

This performance is presented by the The Japan Foundation, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the UHM Music Department.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Music at Mānoa events and programs, call (808) 956-8742, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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University Chorus
UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Miguel Felipe, director
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Immortal Harmony: English-Language Poetry in Song

Concert repertoire includes:

Benjamin Britten Five Flower Songs, Op. 47 (Clare, Crabbe, Herrick)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Four Shakespeare Songs (Shakespeare)
Vytautas Miškinis Sonnets of the Angels of Death (Rabindranath Tagore)
Emil Råberg The Tyger (Blake)
Ralph Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest (Campion, Lyly, Jonson, Ravenscroft, Shakespeare, Still)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (Shakespeare)

Ticket Information

$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required).

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Music at Mānoa events and programs, call (808) 956-8742, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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Ocean’s Motion: The Leafy Weedy Sea Dragons & Dancers

Amy Lynn Schiffner and Betsy Fisher, directors
UHM Dance Faculty, choreography
Kennedy Theatre, Main Stage
April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm
April 29 at 2 pm

Ocean's MotionInspired by a story by Tamara Montgomery and illustrations by Joseph D. Dodd.

UHM Dance and Youth Theatre team up for this family friendly production. Drama, dance, and puppets merge in this underwater world of color, movement and fantastical creatures.

Ticket Information

$18 Regular; $16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff; $12 Students; $10 Youth (ages 2 – 17); $5 UHM Student with validated UHM ID (service fees included).

Tickets at Kennedy Theatre on April 9. Daytime performances for elementary school students (April 23 – 26): Contact ktyouth@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-2591, for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Kennedy Theatre's events and programs, call (808) 956-7655, email theatre@hawaii.edu, or visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy

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UHM Gamelan Ensembles

UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, I Made Widana, director
UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Byron Moon, director
Pak Hardja Susilo, director emeritus
Barbara Smith Amphitheater
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

UHM Gamelan EnsemblesThe ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary Javanese and Balinese gamelan music.

Ticket Information

$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required) at the door

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Music at Mānoa events and programs, call (808) 956-8742, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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