Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Talk by Luna Pearl Woolf, Composer

Composer Luna Pearl Woolf has been commissioned by the Washington National Opera to write a one-hour opera on Queen Lili’uokalani and the fall of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Luna discusses her work and the opera-in-progress, which is slated to be produced in January 2016 at the Kennedy Center in DC, as well as the possibility of bringing the opera to the islands in 2017, the 100-year anniversary of Lili’uokalani’s death. A Q&A with the composer will follow.

Donations at door for the talk

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4:00 – 6:00 pm

“All about Bach, an intimate afternoon with cellist Matt Haimovitz”

The master cellist will play and talk about Bach and his relationship to the 6 Suites for solo cello composed over 35 years, and how his interpretations have evolved over the years. Q&A with the artist will follow the lecture demonstration.

Grove Farm Homesteads and Museum, Nawiliwili Road, Lihu’e

Registration required for Lecture Demonstration: emailgiac05@icloud.com

Space is limited; registration fee $25 per participant.

Contact:  <giac05@icloud.com>; (808) 245-2733

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Thursday, May 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cellist Matt Haimovitz in Concert

Fifteen years after his first, path-breaking recording and tour of Bach’s six solo cello suites, cellist Matt Haimovitz renews his lifelong exploration of these beloved works with a forthcoming recording on baroque cello and cello piccolo. Haimovitz will perform two Suites of Bach, each one preceded by a work of the iconic living composers

Philip Glass and John Corigliano.

In 2000, with the recording that launched the artist’s own Oxingale Records, Haimovitz embarked on an extensive tour of North America, taking J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello out of the concert hall and into music clubs and coffeehouses. Matt Haimovitz is considered a pioneer in bringing classical chamber music back to intimate, alternative spaces.

Haimovitz’s personal interpretations of the suites were received with great acclaim, culminating in a historic performance at New York’s infamous punk palace, CBGB, filmed by ABC News for Nightline.

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihu’e

(next to the Lihu’e public library)

Tickets:  $25 advance/$30 at door/$10 for students

Contact:  giac05@icloud.com (808) 245-2733

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Friday, May 15, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Flash Concert by Cellist Matt Haimovitz

A pioneer in bringing classical chamber music back to intimate, alternative spaces, Haimovitz will present an informal and impromptu concert in the charming Sparky Matsunaga Peace Garden at the Hanapepe Storybook Theatre on Hanapepe Art Night.

Composer Luna Pearl Woolf will speak briefly about her current work commissioned by the Washington National Opera on an opera about Queen Lili’uokalani and the fall of the Hawaiian Monarchy.

Donation at the Door

Contact:  <giac05@icloud.com>