Chamber Music Hawaii (CMH) is pleased to announce its, Tuesday, April 12, concert to be held at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu. The concert, which begins at 7:00 PM in the Library, will feature the Galliard String Quartet playing Smetana, Stravinsky, and the unusual Haydn, popularly known as “The Joke.” This Quartet is considered the premier string quartet in the Islands, and they play a wide variety of music. The Galliard Strings members, like all CMH member musicians, are Wu Hung and Helen Liu, violins; Colin Belisle, viola; and Josh Nakazawa, cello. You may see and hear one of their violinists, Wu Hung, and a previous cellist, by going to the CMH interview page of the Chamber Music Hawaii website. To get there, point your browser to, and select “Interviews” from the “2015-2016 Season” drop-down menu.

Are you familiar with chamber music? Chamber music is simply the name given to music written to be played in small gatherings where a full orchestra would be overwhelming. It was written for parties, intimate family gatherings, and to be played with friends—kind of like kanikapila. Come on over to our webpage and get to know us better. We are at

This is the third year in which the Chamber Music Hawaii ensembles have played regular concerts in the beautiful Library on the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus. When the Spring Wind Quintet opened the series last fall, East Hawaii audiences heard the premier performance of a Bach Prelude arranged for the Wind Quintet by bassoonist and CMH founder, Marsha Schweitzer. If you’re a CD fan, watch for the introduction of Marsha’s Bach Preludes and the Spring Wind Quintet, expected later this year.  The holidays brought us the Honolulu Brass Quintet playing everything from 15th-century carols to Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. CMH concerts are known—and loved—for mixing up the music, playing 15th to 21st century works.

Our concerts are always free for students of any age with identification.  For this April 12 concert, music teachers who bring a student will be admitted free, and parents accompanying young people will receive a 33% discount on their tickets. These are introductory offers and are in effect only for this Tuesday, April 12, Galliard String Quartet