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Lee Pui Ming to perform an evening of improvisation

June 21, 2012
Lahaina News

MAKENA - On Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m., renowned Canadian pianist Lee Pui Ming will offer an evening of improvisation at Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena.

Admission is free.

On Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Music Conservatory on the second floor of Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Ming will offer a free workshop on improvisation.

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Lee Pui Ming’s music is about going beyond boundaries. It is about transcending the myriad of genres, niches and pigeonholes that trap music and seek to name it and tame it. Critics, presenters and audiences often ask, “What kind of music do you play? Is it classical, jazz, world music, folk music?” Ming simply answers, “Yes!”

A Hong Kong-born pianist, singer and composer, Ming receives rave reviews for her creativity.

"Genius such as hers, the volcanic creativity that pours from her fingers onto the keyboard like molten lava, melts all attempts to categorize," noted critic Stephen Pederson.

For information on Ming, visit

A $10 chicken dinner will precede the concert, and free desserts will be served during intermission.

Keawala'i Congregational Church is located at 5300 Makena Road. For information on the concert, visit or call (808) 876-1854. The event is part of Ebb & Flow Arts' annual North South East West Festival 2012.



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