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UH West Oʻahu to welcome concerts on campus again

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Chamber Music Hawaiʻi ensembles (clockwise from left) Spring Wind Quintet, Galliard String Quartet, and Honolulu Brass Quintet. Image courtesy of Chamber Music Hawaiʻi

Update, Feb. 14: The Chamber Music Hawaiʻi three-concert series will take place at the James & Abigail Campbell Library.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu will once again be filled with live music, thanks to a series of three concerts presented by Chamber Music Hawaiʻi (CMH) beginning this month on campus.

The series, held in continued partnership with the James & Abigail Campbell Library, highlights this semester the re-emergence of UH West Oʻahu’s CMH Library Concerts and the 10th anniversary of music on the UH West Oʻahu campus.

“Those of us who have had a hard time in this pandemic will appreciate the professional musicians of Chamber Music Hawaiʻi for bringing the beauty of live music performance back to our campus,” said Dr. Jon Magnussen, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Humanities Division at UH West Oʻahu.

The three concerts feature the CMH ensembles Spring Wind Quintet (Tuesday, Feb. 15), Galliard String Quartet (Tuesday, March 22), and Honolulu Brass Quintet (Thursday, April 14). All concerts will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library (formerly at Campus Center).

The first concert on Feb. 15 will showcase the Spring Wind Quintet (SWQ) performing music of Carl Nielsen (“Wind Quintet, Op. 43”), William Grant Still (“Miniatures”), and the quintet’s own Marsha Schweitzer (“Variations on a Simple Tune”), who co-founded CMH in 1982 and has played bassoon with SWQ since its founding in 1974.

The CMH Library Concerts are open to all UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, and staff, and to the general public. Concert-goers will be expected to follow UH West Oʻahu’s COVID-19 guidelines and all safety protocols.

“Those who have missed gathering in person with our community will especially enjoy these events,” Magnussen said.

Ticket information (free to students with student ID) and concert program information can be found at www.chambermusichawaii.org.