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Special Events in Hawaii

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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The 2017-2018 Season Continues with more exciting Concerts:
 

Liederbuch
German Songs of the Renaissance

Ciaramella


Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Honolulu

Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00 pm*
Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona

This popular ensemble returns 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 bring to
life songs and dances from Isaac to Praetorius on period instruments, both winds and strings.

For Tickets for either concert, click here

*Please note this special, earlier time, which will allow for the 2018 Recorder Workshop

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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Triumph Against the Odds II

EMH Chamber Singers

Spring 2018 (dates and times to be confirmed)

Following on the acclaimed concert of 2014 featuring the music of early women composers of the convent
and beyond, separate women's chamber ensembles will perform more intimate music by women from the
Middle Ages to the Baroque. Each program will be tailored to the distinct talents of each ensemble.

 

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

    - October 7, 2017: A New Look at the Mexican Baroque - Contemporary Mexican ensemble Tembembe gives us a sense of the raw power that may have prevailed in 17th century Mexican performance. 
    - October 14, 2017: Celebrating Luther at 500 - We continue our series honoring the founder of the Lutheran Church in October 1517 with the music of three less well-known but fine composers: Knupfer, Bruhns and Selle.
    - October 21, 2017: English Songs of the Early Baroque - The special art of 17th century English love songs from John Dowland to Henry Purcell.
    - October 28, 2017: Music for All Saints with Palestrina - Giovanni da Palestrina's Missa Ego Johannes and other motets celebrating All Saints Day.

    - November 4, 2017: Early German Sonatas - Influenced by the pioneering Italian string sonatas, German composers of the 17th century add their own flavor.
    - November 11, 2017: Battle Music from the New World  - We celebrate Veteran's Day with music of battles, real and imagined, Spanish and New World composers.