UH West Oʻahu offers slate of music events for fall 2017

Musician Bobby Moderow and UHWO instructor Kamuela Kimokeo at Hookani Kulanui.

Musician Bobby Moderow and UHWO instructor Kamuela Kimokeo at Hoʻokani Kulanui in spring 2017.

UH West Oʻahu music lovers will be offered a host of events during the fall 2017 semester to satisfy a range of tastes, with kanikapila sessions by Hawaiian music greats to concerts by Chamber Music Hawaiʻi and the campus’ own University Band, University Chorus and Hawaiian ensembles.

These consist of:

Hoʻokani Kulanui, hosted by Nā Hokū Hanohano Award Winner and UH West Oʻahu Hawaiian Ensemble director Kamuela Kimokeo. The community is encouraged to join in. Bring your instrument and leo nahenahe (sweet voice).  Don’t know the song?  Mai hopohopo! (Don’t worry!). Chord symbols will be projected on the screen so you can follow along.  Admission is free. Hoʻokani Kulanui is sponsored in part by UH West Oʻahu’s PIKO Project and the Humanities Division’s Music program.

Thursday, Oct. 12 – featuring Sean Na’auao – Campus Center C225 (2-4 p.m.)

Thursday, Nov. 9featuring Nathan Aweau – Campus Center C225 (2-4 p.m.)

Among the great treats on the UH West Oʻahu campus is the presence of Chamber Music Hawaiʻi, which offers two concerts this fall, filling our Library with beautiful sound.  Some like to say that the Library’s amazing acoustic is similar to that of Carnegie Hall’s. Students with current ID get in free.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Spring Wind Quintet plays music by Composers from Mexico, Cuba and South America – UH West Oʻahu Library (7-8:45pm)

Tuesday, Nov. 14Galliard String Quartet plays music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky – UH West Oʻahu Library (7-8:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 26 – University Band, University Chorus and Hawaiian Ensembles present the Winter Concert on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. To many, the Sunday after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of their favorite time of year, and the UH West Oʻahu Winter Concert always helps to make it feel real!  Come to the Pearl City Cultural Center and enjoy holiday favorites performed by our UH West Oʻahu University Band, University Chorus, and Hawaiian Ensembles.  You might even hear some unexpected gems that our students have been polishing for your enjoyment.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Songwriting Hōʻike. Enjoy original songs composed and performed by our Intro to Songwriting students, and recorded in the UH West Oʻahu Music Recording Lab at the annual Songwriting Hōʻike on Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in C225. The event includes commentary by students from MUS 208 Intro to Songwriting about their work and their songwriting and recording process. Admission is free.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff