painting above – “Contrast”  by Tomas Belsky  




On July 19, Sunday, 5PM, another free admission concert will occur at A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the campus of Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd., Makawao. ( Sarn Oliver & Friends – Mariko Smiley, violin, and Margaret Tait, ‘cello, all from San Francisco Symphony, plus special guest, Shinya Abe, viola (Tokyo). String quartets by Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, and Samuel Barber (including the famous “Adagio for Strings”).


Pre-concert discussion at 4PM.
On Saturday, July 18, 3PM, Sarn Oliver will lead another “Introduction to Modern Music for Children (and their parents, and general audience)”.
The event takes place at Maui Music Conservatory, 275 Kaahumanu Ave., Kaahumanu Mall, 2nd floor.
FREE ADMISSION. Suitable for children 5 years and older.  Special magic tricks.

Special support from Makana Aloha Foundation.


Sarn & Friends


                   (l to r) Mariko Smiley, violin, Margaret Tait, ‘cello, Shinya Abe, viola, Sarn Oliver, violin

New CD release on our MIMM label: “Solo and Chamber Music by Edward T. Cone” – available on our web site. See menu above.

Contact us for hard copies –


 cd booklet


                                                                                                             EDWARD T. CONE

Twenty-One Little Preludes
Adam Tendler, piano

Silent Noon
Rachel Schutz, soprano, Robert Pollock, piano

Sonata No. 2
Duo Diorama – Minghuan Xu, violin, Winston Choi, piano

Scott Anderson, clarinet, Ignace Jang, violin


         modernmusic                                                         Duo Diorama – Minghuan Xu, violin, Winston Choi, piano


Iggy Jang  Hana Hou! Magazine   Oahu  04.29.11                                                                                         Ignace Jang, violin
6869813202_50640ae73e_s-1                                                                                      Adam Tendler, piano



Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc. (E&FA) is a 501 (c) (3) non profit presenter of modern music and multi media events. It is the only such presenter in Hawai’i, and was founded in 1999, by composer/pianist Robert Pollock. It aims to build bridges between the arts.

Mission Statement
The work of composers and artists is central for an enlightened culture. Ebb & Flow Arts enriches the soul of the community by educating the children and by presenting contemporary music, art and multi media on Maui, in Hawai’i, and around the world. Functioning in an international network, E&FA helps to provide a stage from which to inspire our culture to find new horizons.

Mahalo letters from students at Kihei Elementary School
Photos from Kihei music classes – working with music software on computers, and watching a review through hand puppets.




Ebb & Flow Arts co-produces CD, now available on Internet!

Scaling Haleakala, 5 lessons, K-5


Maui Institute for Modern Music – MIMM – When our Board asks how to perpetuate the work of Ebb & Flow Arts, long term, a recent idea occurs that may offer a cogent answer: Maui Institute for Modern Music (MIMM). Our institute will occur annually during a four consecutive week time frame. MIMM is a hybrid of two organizations: Maui Classical Chamber Music Festival, and Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris). The former hosts mainland musicians for a week of concerts on Maui. The latter hires full time musicians to rehearse, record, and perform the most challenging modern music. MIMM is an evolution of Ebb & Flow Arts. In the past, E&FA presented ten, sprawling annual North South East West Festivals. MIMM will ensure the best of our work and personnel – glorious, full capacity audiences hearing uncompromising programs of modern music performed by expert professional musicians in Paradise! We will distill these in annual, concentrated celebrations of modern music and related multi media stage compositions. MIMM will further place Maui on the international map as a global center for innovative, cutting-edge music and culture. MIMM under the control of E&FA, is a worthwhile vehicle for continuity:  It helps to gain the participation of younger musicians; it retains its well developed audiences of overflow crowds on Maui; it commercially records its work for the world to hear through Internet; it educates the general public and public school children; it is statewide with concerts on other Hawaiian islands; it establishes an international touring ensemble which each year rehearses and performs cutting-edge music; it is manageable because of its predictable, confined time frame each year, its unique, distinct purpose, and its compelling, committed international network. The focus will be on the most challenging modern music, including large chamber ensemble. Works include Schoenberg, “Serenade” for voice and 7 instruments, Boulez, “Le Marteau sans Maitre” for voice and 6 instruments, Sessions, “Concertino”, for 21 instruments, Antheil, “Ballet Mecanique”  for 4  pianos and percussion, Charles Wuorinen “Concerto for flute and 10 instruments”. As MIMM evolves, we will seek out of state enrollment for master classes and private lessons. Eventually a MIMM Ensemble will tour and record commercially. Musicians and guest composers with whom we have worked will participate regularly; for example, Duo Diorama – Minghuan Xu, violin, and Winston Choi, piano (Chicago) – Sarn Oliver, violin (California), Scott Anderson, clarinet, and Joanna Morrison-Pernela, ‘cello (Honolulu), Adam Tendler, piano (NYC), and Jerry Kuderna, piano (Berkeley). E&FA’s multi media group – renowned musicians, painters, dancers from Maui – will also collaborate with the musicians to create original stage compositions at MIMM.  MIMM will comprise three public performances, several master classes, public informances, public school music lessons, many rehearsals (some open), and recording sessions.


8/31/13  Music of the Spheres event photos Photos from the June 27th 2009 Multimedia Extravaganza Photos from Summer Music Hawaii 2009 Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, workshops at Kihei Elementary School. John Zangrando, workshop leader. Organized by Kihei Community Keiki Club for “furlough Fridays.   For more photos, see our photo page.


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