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Classical Pacific - Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Pullitzer Prize Winners and Other Beautiful Music


The Pullitzer Prize for Music is given annually to a composer, since 1943, and is designated "for a distinguished musical composition of significant dimension by an American that has had its first performance in the United States during the year." Today, I'm going to share some of the composers with you. Some, like Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber, received the prize more than once.  

The total number of winners so far is 67. Those that you'll hear today include Gian Carlo Menotti (1950, 19550, Samuel Barber (1958, 1963), Jennifer Higdon (2010), Roger Sessions (1982), and Wynton Marsalis (1997). In addition, I'll play music by Bach, Schoenberg, Debussy and Mozart to fill out the sound palate. Join me!

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Upcoming Concerts: 

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre, The Daughter of the Regiment: February 9, 11 & 13, 2018, Blaisdell Concert Hall

UH Guest Recital, Mike Truesdell and Anne Lanzilotti, New works for Viola and Percussion: Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30pm, Orvis Auditorium

Honolulu Chamber Music Series, Doric String Quartet, Works by Haydn Mendelssohn and Britten: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:30 pm, Orvis Auditorium

Chamber Music Hawai‘i, Tresemble & Ian O'Sullivan, Astor Piazzola - Music of the Tango: Four for Tango/Libertango/Tango Ballet/Café 1930: Monday, Feb. 12, 7:30pm, Doris Duke Theatre; Monday, February 19, 7:30pm, Paliku Theatre

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia d”Amore, featuring Makana: Friday, February 16, 7:30pm, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, Lang Lang!: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4pm, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti comes from a multi-ethnic background that has informed many of her beliefs. Her experience covers artistic, educational and administrative areas of the arts. Lanzilotti taught for over twenty years in public, private and alternative schools K – 12, developing a method of writing music and plays with students, which solidified her understanding of the importance of arts engagement for all.
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