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World music teacher publishes article on history of gamelan in Scotland

Dr. Heather Strohschein Dr. Heather Strohschein, who teaches the popular online courses MUS 107 “Music in World Cultures” and MUS 363 “Contemporary Histories of Traditional Musics,” has been recognized by the College Music Symposium with her article, “Spioraid an dochais, Spirit of Hope: Imagining a Scottish Gamelan.” Gamelan is an Indonesian orchestra made up especially of percussion instruments, […]

Oboe concerto composed by head of music program at UH West Oʻahu featured in concert, Nov. 9-10

Photo of Jon Magnussen Experience a beautiful connection of classical music and Hawaiʻi’s rich natural history at Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestraʻs “Two Seasons,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Blaisdell Concert Hall. The concert, part of the Halekulani Masterworks Season, features principal oboist J. Scott Janusch performing “Nā Kau ʻElua | The Two Seasons,” composed by Dr. Jon […]

Chamber Music Hawaiiʻs Spring Wind Quintet performs Nov. 12 at UH West Oʻahu

Members of Chamber Music Hawaiiʻs Spring Wind Quintet pose outdoors for a group photo while holding various instruments. Enjoy an evening of music by Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet at “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in UH West Oʻahuʻs James & Abigail Campbell Library. The concert will feature Hungarian and Czech music of Reicha, Ligeti and Szervanszky. Tickets are $30 for general admission, free for students at the door with a […]

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with Chamber Music Hawaii, Oct. 22

Members of the Chamber Music Hawaii's Galliard String Quartet posing in the audience seating with the stage behind them. Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with Chamber Music Hawaii’s Galliard String Quartet at UH West Oʻahu. “Ode to Beethoven” will feature Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18 and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the James & Abigail Campbell Library. […]

A Kauila Oboe for the Ages, Oct. 15

Photo of a man standing in a room studying an oboe. He is wearing an Aloha Shirt; on the table in front of him is the case for the oboe, which is brown and has gold-colored keys. Behind the man and partially obscured is a sign that says Oboe and Howarth Ever seen or heard an oboe made of 300 year-old kauila wood from Kōkeʻe, Kauaʻi?   Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra principal oboist J. Scott Janusch will visit the Nāulu Center on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 12:30 p.m. and present this new and unique instrument — the kauila oboe handcrafted by world renown oboe maker, Howarth of London. […]

Make music at UH West Oʻahu this Fall

Members of the UH West Oʻahu Chorus sing at a performance. Join the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu University Band, play with the University Strings, sing with the University Chorus, and play and sing mele Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian music) with the Hawaiian Ensemble at UH West Oʻahu this fall. University Chorus The UH West Oʻahu University Chorus (MUS 114), under the direction of Justin Kaʻupu, welcomes new members […]

Magnussen completes residency at SUNY Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music

Photo of many people (perhaps students) in what appears to be a back theater hallway. At far right is Dr. Jon Magnussen, semi-bent over with a big grin and flashing a shaka sign. The students are also flashing shaka signs and smiling. UH West Oʻahu Associate Professor Jon Magnussen completed a residency in early May at the State University of New York – Purchase College, where he assisted in the performance of his 2002 score for the re-staging of José Limón’s Psalm and presented his music at a Composer’s Seminar. Magnussen was in residence from Monday, April […]

UH West Oʻahu University Band to perform next Wednesday

Flier for the University Band Spring performance. The flier is composed of a broad red band at the top, a photo of the band practicing in the middle and an orange band at the bottom. The colored bands contain information about the performance, including time, date, place. The UH West Oʻahu University Band will perform a varied program of music from American, Russian, and Japanese composers on the evening of Wednesday, April 24. The performance is free and open to the public. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in C208. The University Band features about 70 musicians who come from UH […]

Magnussen composes “Nā Kau ʻElua | The Two Seasons” for Hawaiian Oboe Legacy Project

Photo of a man standing in a room studying an oboe. He is wearing an Aloha Shirt; on the table in front of him is the case for the oboe, which is brown and has gold-colored keys. Behind the man and partially obscured is a sign that says Oboe and Howarth An oboe concerto composed by UH West Oʻahu Associate Professor of Music Jon Magnussen will have its debut next month in a set of performances welcoming home the world’s first and only oboe made of Hawaiian kauila wood. Dr. Magnussen was commissioned to compose “Nā Kau ʻElua | The Two Seasons” for oboist J. Scott […]

Musical performances, concerts scheduled by UH West Oʻahu band, ensembles

The UH West Oahu University Band at an earlier Pearlridge Center performance The first-ever performances of the University Strings ensemble highlight the UH West Oʻahu’s late-semester music offerings and concerts, which begin next week.   The events include: Tuesday, Nov. 20: Curious About Opera?, a one-hour program featuring Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre singers Blythe Kelsey and Leslie Goldman accompanied by pianist Erick Schank. Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre Director of […]