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Mānoa Arts & Minds

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We are well into the Spring 2012 semester, but there is more to campus life than academia and athletics. Our campus hosts a number of outstanding shows, presentations and performances via Mānoa Arts & Minds, thanks to a talent-filled partnership involving the Departments of Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance, as well as Outreach College. Please join us to refresh your soul.


ETHEL Quartet

Orvis Auditorium
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm

ETHEL QuartetAmerica’s premier postclassical string quartet, ETHEL, invigorates contemporary concert music with refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming and exceptional artistry. ETHEL is comprised of Cornelius Dufallo on violin, Dorothy Lawson on cello, Jennifer Choi on violin and Ralph Farris on viola.

ETHEL performs fabulous compositions from the past four decades. They boldly explore new synergies between tradition and technology. They have toured the world with concerts in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, and Holland’s TROMP Festival to name a few.

For their Honolulu concert they will feature their program “Present Beauty” with compositions by Terry Riley, Huang Ruo, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Philip Glass and selections from their residency work at Punahou School.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $10 to $30. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office).

Event Sponsor

A co-presentation of Punahou School and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College. Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi tour funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Outreach College’s events and programs, call (808) 956-8246, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

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Soyeon Lee

Orvis Auditorium
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm

Soyeon LeeFirst prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean pianist Soyeon Lee has already been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style,” while The Washington Post has lauded her for her “stunning command of the keyboard.”

Recent recital appearances include New York City programs at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Art’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, the Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars” series, Auditorio de Musica de Nacional in Madrid - part of a 13-city tour of Spain.

Soyeon Lee was featured on the January 2006 cover of SYMPHONY magazine’s annual “Emerging Artists” issue and in the 2008 edition of Musical America’s “More Thrills of Discovery.” Her debut CD on the Naxos label, featuring sonatas of Scarlatti, was released in February 2007 to critical acclaim. KOCH International Classics released her second album in April 2009 for which she was awarded the 2009 Young Artist Award from the Classical Recording Foundation.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $10 to $30. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office).

Event Sponsor

Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi tour and the Mānoa Arts and Minds series. Funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawaii Music Teachers Association.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Outreach College’s events and programs, call (808) 956-8246, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

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“Ka Leo 9d” exhibit at Hamilton Library celebrates 90 years

Manoa Campus, Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery
January 16, 2012 - May 11, 2012

Ka Leo 9dThe University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student newspaper celebrates its 90th anniversary with a multi-media exhibit at Hamilton Library’s bridge gallery that depicts highlights from the past ninety years.

Curated by UH Mānoa graduates (Erica Lenentine, BA-Art, 2011, and Chad Kikuchi, BA-Art, 2010), “Ka Leo 9d” asks viewers to tweet their responses to six questions scattered through the show and inspired by the content.

Ka Leo staffer and Academy for Creative Media major Shinichi Toyama produced a 10-minute documentary about the production of the newspaper’s “Nightlife Guide.” The repeating video includes interviews with editor Will Caron and other staffers, who explain the process for producing the special issue.

Other exhibit sections include: Opinions, Sports, Hawaiʻi News and World, Advertising, Campus Controversy that looks at crime, Proceed with Caution (that depicts swimsuit issues from the past), and the Right to Be, which shares one of the most controversial issues covered by the paper.

In 1990, Joey Carter, a Caucasian student, wrote a commentary for the paper in which he objected to being called haole. UH Professor Haunani-Kay Trask wrote a response that generated a year-long struggle over free speech and Native Hawaiian rights. Many of those stories will be available as PDFs in February when the exhibit provides a QR code that will guide smart phones to a URL where the PDFs will be loaded.

“Ka Leo 9d” runs through May 11 and is open to the public every day except Saturday, when the library is closed. Hours can be viewed at: http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/hours.html

Responses about the exhibit can be tweeted with the hashtag #kaleo90

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Ka Leo’s faculty adviser Jay Hartwell at 956-3217 or hartwell@hawaii.edu.

For information on Hamilton Gallery and Library events, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 orskillman@hawaii.edu.

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Yang Jing, pipa

Orvis Auditorium
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Yang JingWorld renowned pipa virtuoso Yang Jing visits Orvis Auditorium for an exciting concert of new works. Combining her love for the millennium-old tradition of Chinese music with an innovative spirit of exploration, Yang Jing builds on a vast amalgam of musical history from both East and West to create a musical experience that transcends boundaries. East and West will indeed merge tonight, as she performs with violinist Iggy Jang, violist Anna Womack, cellistI-Bei Lin, and soprano Rachel Schutz.

Join us for an evening that includes 6 world premieres by UH composers Donald Womack, Thomas Osborne, Jeffrey Myers, Takeo Kudo and Byron Yasui, as well as Yang Jing’s own award-winning modern pipa standard “Dance Along the Old Silk Road.”

Ticket Information

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

Event Sponsor

Yang Jing’s residency is co-sponsored by the East-West Center, which will present Yang Jing in a concert of mostly traditional Chinese works for pipa, erhu, guzheng, and dizi Sunday February 26, 4:00 pm at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information call 956-8742, email uhmmusic@hawaii.edu or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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First Person: Seeing America

Leeward Community College Theatre
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

First Person - Seeing AmericaSee American history through the eyes of its writers and photographers. Narrated by NPR’s Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation, and actress Lily Knight as they read the words of Langston Hughes, Damon Runyan, John Muir, Frederick Douglass and others who are accompanied by chamber music group Ensemble Galilei. Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection are projected behind to tell the story of the nation with scenes from the Civil War, Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the immigrant experience on the gritty sidewalks of New York and the majesty of Yosemite.

First Person: Seeing America will tour the state with performance as follows: March 2 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, March 3 at Leeward Theatre, March 9 at Kahilu Theatre, and March 10 at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

A co-presentation of Leeward Community College Theatre and the University of Hawaʻ‘i at Mānoa Outreach College.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $10 to $30. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. At the door sales begin 1 hour before performance begins.

Event Sponsor

Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi tour and the Mānoa Arts and Minds series. Supported by Hawaii Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust and Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Outreach College’s events and programs, call (808) 956-8246, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

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