Maui Arts & Entertainment

Kurt Muroki & Friends at The MACC Jan. 7

January 1, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated December 31, 10:51 AM
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Kurt Muroki. Photo provided by The MACC.

Kurt Muroki. Photo provided by The MACC.

Kurt Muroki & Friends will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Muroki plays a double bass once owned by the famous double bassist, Domenico Dragonetti and attributed to Nicolo Amati circa 1665.

Muroki will be joined by Joel Smirnoff on viola, Peter Wiley on cello, Joon Yoon on piano and Carmit Zori on violin.

The ensemble will perform Schubert’s Trout Quintet, among other repertoire.

The ensemble is scheduled to perform the following program:

• Maurice Joseph Ravel: La valse for Solo Piano – Yoon
• Gioacchino Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major – Wiley and Muroki
• Bohuslav Martinů: 3 Madrigals, H.313 for Violin and Viola – Zori and Smirnoff
• Franz Schubert: Piano (Trout) Quintet in A major, D.667 – Yoon, Zori, Smirnoff, Wiley and Muroki

Originally from Maui, Muroki was the first bassist to win the Honolulu Symphony’s Young Artist competition. A graduate of the 1989 Hawai‘i Youth Symphony, he attended Juilliard School of Music.


He has performed with the chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and Tokyo Opera Nomori.

He has collaborated with the Guarneri, Juilliard and Tokyo quartets, among others, and has performed throughout Asia.

Tickets are $12, $45 and $65, plus applicable fees, available online.


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