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Chinese Music Virtuosi
Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department
Honolulu, HI
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Chinese Music Virtuosi
East-West Center Arts Program and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Department of Music present

A Lunar New Year Musical Celebration

Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Orvis Auditorium
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Department of Music
2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Featuring musicians from Hong Kong's renowned ensemble, Chinese Music Virtuosi, together with talented local guests in a program of traditional Chinese instrumental music and contemporary works, including world-premiere compositions by Hawai'i and Hong Kong composers.

The members of Hong Kong's Chinese Music Virtuosi (CMV) are among the most accomplished teachers and performers of Chinese musical instruments. They established CMV in 1997 to promote Chinese instrumental music, from cherished oldies to newly commissioned works. They share the belief that there remain exciting creative possibilities in the world of Chinese music, with the traditional instruments producing lovely sounds and incorporating dazzling performance techniques. Chinese Music Virtuosi was appointed the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011-2012.

This project is a collaboration between EWC Arts Program and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Department of Music.

Chinese Music Virtuosi members:
Loo Sze Wang, sheng (mouth organ)              
Yu Wing Ka, pipa (plucked lute)                      
Wong Chi Chung, erhu (bowed fiddle)
Pan Ya Sze, yangqin (hammered dulcimer)  

Guest performers from the UHM Department of Music:
Frederick Lau, dizi (flute)
Lai Yi-Chieh, zheng (plucked zither)

Featured composers from the UHM Dept. of Music:
Dr. Takuma Itoh
Dr. Thomas Osborne
Dr. Donald Reid Womack

In addition, the ensemble will premiere a newly commissioned work by Hong Kong composer Ng King Pan.

Generous support provided by Aston Hotels & Resorts

EWC Arts Programs are supported by the Hawai'i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai'i Charities, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, Richard H.Cox, EWC Arts 'Ohana members, and other generous donors.

For further information: 944-7177

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.

For 30 years the EWC Arts Program has enriched the community through concerts, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions focusing on traditional arts of the region, and by arranged cultural and educational tours by artists who are skilled in bridging cultures.


Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department (View)
2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States


Music > Global
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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