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Top chamber musicians to perform free concert

By Staff | Apr 15, 2010

Taj Mahal (above) and the Hula Blues Band will be joined by Ledward Kaapana for a special oceanside concert under the stars on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The event will also feature a silent auction to benefit the Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for food and beverage concessions, silent auction and pre-show entertainment. Call 661-3611 or visit www.lazarbear.com for tickets.

MAKENA — On Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., Ebb & Flow Ensemble — Scott Anderson (clarinet), Ignace Jang (violin) and Robert Pollock (composer/pianist) — will perform a chamber music concert that features a world premiere and two Hawaii premieres. Admission is free.  

The concert will take place at Ke‘awalai Congregational Church at 190 Makena Road. A pre-concert discussion will start at 6:30 p.m.

The program includes the world premiere of New Jersey composer Timothy Broege’s “Structure Trio.”

A tip of the hat to the classics will feature Jang performing J.S. Bach’s Sonata #1 for solo violin, and Anderson will perform the 20th century classic “Three Pieces for Clarinet” by Igor Stravinsky.

Also included are the Hawaii premieres of French composer Claude Ballif’s “Solfeggietto #3” and former Princeton University Professor Edward T. Cone’s “Duo” for clarinet and violin.

A final work is Pollock’s 2009 composition, “Log A Rhythms, Volume 5,” for solo piano.   

This event is part of Ebb & Flow Arts’ annual, international festival of modern music and multimedia called the “North South East West Festival.”

It is cosponsored with support from the AHS Foundation, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Edward T. Cone Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Maui Office of Economic Development, Hawaii Tourism Authority and private contributions.

Ebb & Flow Arts Inc. is a nonprofit presenter of modern music and multimedia events. It was founded in 1999 by Pollock to build bridges between the arts. For information, visit www.ebbandflowarts.org or call 876-1854.