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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 services and more – featuring local musicians or visiting artists. This web page is updated periodically and we also send out listings by e-mail. If you would like to receive these listings, simply 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 info@earlymusichawaii.org and attach promotional materials, such as posters, when available.

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2017-2018 Season Finale

Triumph Against the Odds II
Successful Women from the 9th to 17th centuries


Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou Street

The Women of the
Early Music Hawaii
 Singers and Players

The all-women ensemble performs inspirational music by composers from the 9th to 17th centuries who broke through many barriers to achieve recognition. This program adds significant new material to the spectacular 2014 performance at the Co-Cathedral of St Theresa in Honolulu with:

*Rich sacred works from the convent by Kassia, Hildegard von Bingen, Maria Xaviera Perucona and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, acclaimed by Europe-wide audiences in their own time.

* Substantial excerpts from the first ever opera by a woman, Francesca Caccini's La Liberazione di Ruggiero, presented in 1625 in Florence and, as far as we know, never before heard in Honolulu. Caccini and the younger Barbara Strozzi in Venice were the first women to have made successful careers in secular music composition and performance outside the convents. We shall also hear a stunning aria by Strozzi.

General Seating $25 * Students with ID $10

For tickets, click here

 

EMH programs are supported 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

 

 

 Concerts from the 2017-2018 Season:
 

Liederbuch
German Songs of the Renaissance

Ciaramella


March 2018

This popular ensemble returned to Hawai'i after six years with a new program of instrumental arrangements from the songbooks of 15th and 16th century Germany. Praised for performing intricate counterpoint "with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme," they brought to life songs and dances from Isaac to Praetorius on period instruments, both winds and strings

 

Concerts by touring ensembles are funded in part by WESTAF, the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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Hawaii 2018 Recorder Workshop

March 11-13, 2018
at the Kohala Village Hub, Hawaii, on the west coast of the Big Island

with Adam and Rotem Gilbert
Two tracks of classes with Adam and Rotem Renaissance and Early Baroque
Workshop Fee: $250.00 EMH Member
Workshop Fee: $225.00

DOWNLOAD: Workshop Flyer: click here
DOWNLOAD: Workshop Registration Form: click here

Order Online: click here

Special Thanks to our workshop Sponsor,
the recorder ensemble Skylark

EMH programs are supported 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

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Retrospective

2017 Season Opener a Grand Success!


Henry Purcell
Royal Odes and Anthems

at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu on September 16

The season's opening concert featured the splendid Odes and Anthems of Henry Purcell performed
by an all-star cast of the Early Music Hawaii Singers and Players directed by Scott Fikse,
who is also Director of Music and Liturgy at the Lutheran Church. The Royal Odes for King James II
and Queen Mary  had rarely, if ever, been heard in their entirety in Hawai'i before.

A near-capacity audience gave the soloists and the ensemble as a whole a standing ovation. All the
music was performed with the exact forces specified by the composer, including the eight singers
and leading string players drawn from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. And, for the first time,
EMH's own local lute player and separate local professionals on harpsichord and chamber organ
could be heard on stage together.

Singers:
Georgine Stark, Taylor Ishida, Naomi Castro, Sarah Connelly, Karol Nowicki,
Bowe Souza, Keane Ishii, Mitchell Moriwaki & Scott Fikse

Players:
Darel Stark, Maile Reeves, Anna Womack, Steve Flanter, Sung Chan Chang,
Luke Trimble, Katherine Crosier & Jieun Kim Newland


EMH programs are supported 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 ArtsLuther 500

 

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Early Music on Hawaii Public Radio

The Early Muse, with Ian Capps

 6:00-7:00 pm Saturdays: HPR 2 / Oahu 89.3 / Hilo 88.3 / Kona 89.7