Hawaiʻi Public Radio presents an evening of chamber music written especially for guitar, featuring award-winning classical guitarist Luke Trimble and an ensemble of chamber players from the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place on March 5 and closes the 2015-16 Atherton Winter Season. The Atherton Studio is noted for its unique suitability to the timbres of guitar and strings. The highlight of the program is Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D major. Other works include music for guitar and violin by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Terry Riley, and Niccoló Paganini, as well as new music for guitar and cello by Bryan Johanson.
Tickets to this evening of guitar chamber music are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
The string chamber ensemble is comprised of Rachel Saul on violin; Anna Callner, cello; Colin Belisle, viola; and Mio Unosawa-Herzog, violin.
About the artist
Luke Trimble is an award-winning classical guitarist based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Under the direction of composer and guitarist Bryan Johanson, Trimble graduated cum laude with a bachelor of music from Portland State University.
He has performed in master classes with many of the world?s finest guitarists, including Thibault Cauvin, Michael Partington, James Reid, and Ana Vidovic. He was awarded First Prize, alongside fellow guitarists Mario Diaz and Jesse McCann, for their trio?s performance at the 2007 University of Texas Brownsville Ensemble Guitar Competition. Trimble was also a semifinalist in the 2011 Portland International Solo Guitar Competition.
An advocate of new music, he continues to promote the performance and commission of solo and chamber works for guitar by West Coast composers. This is evident in his frequent performance of music by Bryan Johanson, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, and Ralph Towner, among others.
Trimble has performed with members of the Honolulu Symphony, the Air Force Band of the Pacific, and numerous chamber players. He has been previously featured on Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
Trimble is also an active arranger and pedagogue. With a strong background in K-12 music education, he can be found teaching students of all ages in both private and classroom settings. He has guest lectured at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Director of Education at The Kailua Music School and continues to maintain a busy schedule of students.