Guitarists to play benefit concert
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
The 7th Fret Guitar Studios will present guitar ensembles in a benefit concert for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu.
The program includes works from Vivaldi to classical arrangements of rock favorites. Mark Lutwak, HTY's artistic director, and Darin Au, director of the 7th Fret Guitar Studios, will also perform.
Tickets: $7, available at the door. Information: 988-7074.
Acclaimed soprano joins UH musicians
Grammy-nominated soprano Judith Kellock joins forces with University of Hawai'i-Manoa faculty members Andria Fenning (piano), I-Bei Lin (cello) and Anna Womack (viola) in "Music From A to Z: Askim to Zallman," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Orvis Auditorium on the UH campus.
The program features contemporary vocal music, including world premieres by UH and Honolulu Symphony bassist Peter Askim; Dan Welcher, former Honolulu Symphony composer-in-residence; and UH professors Donald Reid Womack, Libby Larsen, Judith Weir and Arlene Zallman.
Askim's "Ka Moa'e: 3 Songs on Old Hawaiian Texts," commissioned by Kellock, sets vintage Hawaiian texts to new music in an unusual contemporary American classical hybrid. Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens. Information: 956-8742.
'Blithe Spirit' a ghostly tale of love
Diamond Head Theatre will unveil Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" comedy from Jan. 25 to Feb. 10.
Performances of the ghostly tale about love and the supernatural will be at 8 p.m.Thursdays through Saturdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets: $10 to $40, at the box office. Reservations: 733-0274.