The UH Contemporary Music Ensemble, Thomas Osborne, director, presents a program of works inspired by folk songs and traditional instruments. Iranian-born composer Reza Vali is featured with two works on the program, both based on Persian folk songs, and guest artist Maya Hoover (mezzo-soprano) will join the ensemble on Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, a colorful collection of folk song settings around the world.
Two UH student composers are represented on the concert, Thomas Goedecke and Ulung Tanoto, whose pieces were selected in the group’s Call for Scores. Also on the program will be music for shakuhachi and percussion by Hifumi Shimoyama and transcriptions of Balinese gamelan music by Colin McPhee.
World-renowned gayageum virtuoso Ji-young Yi presents a concert featuring music by UHM composition faculty as well as traditional repertoire for the iconic instrument of Korea.
The concert will include music by UHM student composers.
Prof. Yi, a distinguished faculty member at prestigious Seoul National University and one of Korea’s most-recognized traditional performers, is a featured guest-performer-in-residence at the UH Music Department this semester, sharing her talents with UH students and community members.
My work Meandering by Myself for solo clarinet will be premiered by Diego Vasquez and choreographed to by Andrea Skurr at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York on December 14, 1:00pm. It will be performed alongside 14 other one minute works for clarinet by contemporary composers as well as other established works and dances.
My works Hanging Kansho in the Sky for shakuhachi and temple bowls and Who Needs to Dream? for amplified guitar will be performed on Thursday, December 4th, 7:30pm in Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, HI. Admission is free.
My work Ku'i for solo piano and Winter is Coming for voice and piano will be premiered at the Composer-Performer Collaborate Concert. Music students enrolled in MUS 410e Composer/Performer Collaboration present a concert of premieres with Prof. Thomas Osborne, director. Each piece on the concert is the result of a collaboration between performers and composers, in which the two worked closely together throughout the entire creative process, from the initial conception to the final rehearsals. The event is in Orvis Auditorium at University of Hawai'i at Manoa, December 3, 7:30pm. Admission is free.