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EMH endeavors to provide as complete a listing as possible of upcoming early music events in Hawaii – concerts, workshops, significant church serves and more – featuring local musicians or visiting artists. This web page is updated periodically and we also send out listings by email. If you would like to receive these listings, click on the Join Our Email List icon at the bottom of the page. Our aim is to promote attendance at these events and increase appreciation of early music in Hawaii. We ask event sponsors to email announcements to and attach promotional materials, such as posters, when available.


 EMH 2018-2019 Concert Season
“The Age of Enlightenment”

Still to come in 2019

Honolulu, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Luheran Church of Honolulu

Musical Mavericks

Composers of New Music Ahead of their time

The EMH Chamber Ensemble on Oahu

Scott Fikse, director

Musica Reservata describes the avant-garde style of 16th century sacred music which foreshadowed the Enlightenment, characterized by refinement, exclusivity and intense emotional expression. Scott Fikse will conduct a program of works by Orlande de Lassus, Carlo Gesualdo and others who composed in the highly chromatic but expressive style – ahead of their time.

Not all innovators applied such occasionally extreme effects but they were equally influential. William Byrd led the development of a new and lasting genre in English music, Claudio Monteverdi that of the new Baroque in Italy. Join the EMH Chamber Ensemble as they explore the creations of these composers and more – some of them “mavericks” – others less so.

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General $25 / EMH Member $22.50 / Student with ID $10

EMH programs are sponsored in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii
and by the National Endowment for the Arts


Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona

Intimate Voices

17th Century Italian Motets with Trombones


This American/Canadian collaboration has discovered splendid baroque sacred works for the unusual accompaniment of sackbuts, cornetto and violin. Adding to the collaboration will be a leading soprano, bass  and organist from Hawai’i.


March 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Queen Emma Community Center / Kealakekua
at Christ Church Episcopal

Intimate Baroque

The EMH Chamber Ensemble of Kona

The vocal and instrumental soloists of the EMH Chamber Ensemble on Hawai’i Island will perform favorite arias and chamber sonatas by Bach, Handel, Telemann and others. The concert will also feature one or more pieces for recorder orchestra prepared by participants in the 2019 Hawaii Recorder Workshop held in Kealakekua on March 29 and 30.


Kealakekua, March 29 & 30, 2019
Queen Emma Community Center
at Christchurch Episcopal
Celebrate Play the Recorder Month this year on the Big Island in Hawaii

The 2019 Hawai’i Recorder Workshop

Vicki Boeckman and Cléa Galhano
will join forces to present the two day workshop.
Cléa and Vicki’s enthusiasm and joy for making music is palpable,
infectious and engaging. Join them for classes that will
include Brazilian works with jazzy rhythms, passionate works by
Italian baroque composers, and images of African landscapes
with the music of Sören Sieg

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