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                                 EBB & FLOW ARTS – 15th season

TWO SOLO PIANO RECITALS

 and VOX n PLUX!

FREE ADMISSION

Executive Director and founder of Ebb & Flow Arts, Robert Pollock, will perform on Saturday, May 31, 7:30PM,  Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave.  Program includes works inspired by Ebb & Flow Arts’ explorations over the years. Pre-concert discussion 6:30PM.

“…a powerful player with no lack of temperament…” (Michael Redmond, Newark Star Ledger)

Works by Erik Satie, Olivier Messiaen, Halim El-Dabh, Dina Koston, Alexander Scriabin, Robert Pollock, George Walker, Claude Debussy, and Thomas de Hartmann

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ADAM TENDLER WILL PERFORM ON FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014, 7:30PM

“An exuberantly expressive pianist, Adam Tendler vividly displayed his enthusiasm for every phrase…” — Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

 MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH, 1445 Baldwin Ave.

Works by Edward T. Cone, Robert Palmer, Aaron Copland (his “Fantasy”), and others

Pre-concert discussion 6:30PM.

       This is the exact day and site 15 years ago that E&FA presented its very first concert event!

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On Sunday, August 10, 5PM, New York City-based Vox n Plux – Elizabeth Farnum, soprano, William Anderson, mandolin/guitar, Oren Fader, guitars – will perform an exciting program of very recently commissioned work.  Guest composer, Stephen Blumberg, is co-director of the annual Festival of New American Music at California State University in Sacramento. Program also includes works by Charles Ives, William Anderson, Laurie San Martin, Harold Meltzer, Robert Pollock, Richard Festinger, others. Pre-concert discussion 4PM.

A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center, Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd., Makawao.

“(Ms. Farnum possesses) A honeyed tone that sailed gracefully” - Allan Kozinn, New York Times

“Anderson and Fader are expert chamber musicians with a perfect sense of timing, virtuosity and a sensitivity to nuance.” - Guitar Review

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MAUI INSTITUTE for MODERN MUSIC

ABSTRACT

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.

Mahalo letters from students at Kihei Elementary School

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MORE LETTERS

Ebb & Flow CD!

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

Ebb & Flow Arts Music lessons at Kihei Elementary School

Scaling Haleakala, 5 lessons, K-5

Music education outreach

Ebb & Flow Arts is currently engaged in an education outreach to Kihei Elementary School.

For further information, call (808) 876-1854, email: ebbandflowarts2013@gmail.com, or write to E&FA, Box 1081, Kula, HI 96790

Presenting multi-media concerts and programs

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.

PHOTOS

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.”

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