Honolulu Brass Quintet’s musical tour of 500 years to stop at UH West Oʻahu

Photo of two women and three men standing on a lawn in front of trees and a building. Each are holding a brass musical instrument

The Honolulu Brass Quintet: (left to right) Julia Filson, Kenneth Hafner, JoAnn Lamolino, Jason Byerlotzer, and Rudi Hoehn

The Honolulu Brass Quintet will perform at UH West Oʻahu in April with a wide-ranging program covering works from influential 16th and 17th century composers to 20th century American artists to works by Emmy- and Juno-award winning composers. The performance is free for UH West Oʻahu students.

“Brass in Song, Madrigals and Hymns,” a performance by the Honolulu Brass Quintet, which is billed as the premiere brass quintet in the state and is made up of members who also are professional musicians with the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The group includes well-respected musicians with extensive performance experience with symphonies here and on the mainland.

Painting of Johann Sebastian Bach sitting down, looking stately in a dark coat and white shirt

Johann Sebastian Bach

The performance presented by Chamber Music Hawaiʻi is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 8, in the James & Abigail Campbell Library, a venue that is praised for its acoustics. The program is open to the campus and community.

“This program is easily the most widely varied in every aspect I can think of,” said quintet member Kenneth Hafner, who along with JoAnn Lamolino play trumpet for the quintet. The group also includes Anna Lenhart, principal hornist for the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra; Jason Byerlotzer, principal trombonist for the HSO, and Rudi Hoehn, acting principal bass trombone for HSO.

The program features works covering 500 years and includes (performance videos courtesy of other quintets):

UH West Oʻahu students may attend for free with a current ID. Adult tickets are $30 each and may be purchased by going to the Chamber Music Hawaiʻi site, at the door or by calling 489-5038.

Images courtesy of Chamber Music Hawaii and Wikimedia Commons