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Mānoa Arts & Minds


Try to remember the kind of September—that brings our latest shows, performances and events from Mānoa Arts & Minds. These exciting events are designed to touch the heart, spirit and brain. Mahalo to the talented folks at the Departments of Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Outreach College for directing these offerings into the spotlight.

Take a look at these wonderful opportunities waiting just for you!

UHM Faculty Exhibition

UH Mānoa Art Gallery, Art Building
Sunday, September 4 – Friday, September 30
Hours: 10:30 am – 5 pm Mon – Fri; noon – 5 pm on Sundays
Closed: Saturdays; September 5, Labor Day

Faculty Exhibition 2011Nineteen faculty members from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa explore diverse aesthetic, methodological, and conceptual issues in this biennial exhibition of recent work.


For more information call Sharon Tasaka 956-6888,, or visit the UHM Art Gallery page.

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2011 Mānoa Jazz and Heritage Festival

Andrews Amphitheatre
Saturday September 24, 5:30-10:00pm
Tickets from $10 to $30

2011 Manoa Jazz and Heritage FestivalThe 2011 Mānoa Jazz & Heritage Festival features Grammy award winner Bill Cunliffe with his trio. Cunliffe, jazz pianist and composer, toured with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.

He received a Grammy in 2010 for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “West Side Story Medley” and has been nominated for three additional Grammys and two Emmys as a composer and arranger. In addition to performing and composing he conducts numerous educational workshops and is Associate Professor of Music at Cal State Fullerton.

Joining Cunliffe on the program will be the Dean Taba Quintet featuring Dean Taba on bass, Tim Tsukiyama on saxophone, DeShannon Higa on trumpet, Noel Okimoto on percussion and Kyle Matsuda on piano.


For more information call 956-8246 or visit

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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.


For more information call 956-8742 or visit

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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.


For more information call 956-8742 or visit

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