Mānoa Arts & Minds
Aloha! April showers bring refreshment for the soul—thanks to more invigorating Mānoa Arts & Minds art, music, theater, dance and special performances.
We have been getting overwhelmingly positive responses to our music, theater and artistic offerings, with our many friends and supporters in the community sharing how nice it is to come back to Mānoa.
We’d love to see you at the following concerts, shows, plays, performances and exhibits.
Music credit: Warm aloha to Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ozzie Kotani for the music heard in the Mānoa Arts & Minds announcements. Ozzie is an alumni and former music instructor at UH Mānoa, and "Ka Ua Noe" (The Misty Rain) is from his 2009 CD titled "Hōʻihi" (Respect).
This exhibition brings together about twenty contemporary artists from Korea. The artists are specially selected to highlight the historical dynamism of modern Korea.
Music Series – By George, Lenny! It's Gershwin
UH Symphony Orchestra, Henry Miyamura, conductor
with guest vocalist Jimmy Borges
and solos by UH Concerto Competition winners
Sunday, April 25; 7:30 p.m.;
Blaisdell Concert Hall
Candide Overture - Bernstein
Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra - Gershwin
Three Songs - Gershwin
American in Paris - Gershwin
April 25 — May 14;
The annual BFA exhibition features recent work in painting, printmaking, fiber, glass, drawing, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and intermedia created by students who will receive BFA degrees this academic year from the Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
The UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present a concert of "animal music" ranging from the serious to the sublime to the just plain silly. The program will feature Benjamin Britten's glorious Rejoice in the Lamb, Eric Whitacre's "Animal Crackers, Vol. 1" (based on the whimsical poetry of Ogden Nash), as well as selections by Ravel, Handel, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, and John Tavener.
Theatre Series – THE JUDITH OF SHIMODA plus MAHAGONNY SONGSPIEL
April 30 & May 1; 7:30 p.m.
May 2; 2 p.m.
The Judith of Shimoda: The world premier of the English language version of this rediscovered and restored play by Bertolt Brecht, presented in conjunction with the 13th Symposium of the International Brecht Society conference at UH Mānoa May 19 - 23.
Mahagonny Songspiel: A special performance of this Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill musical in a production by the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of the Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre.