2020/2021 Halekulani Masterworks

We invite you to experience the rich tapestry of our new season, brimming with sonic delights that will color your world with music! We are also very excited to announce that our 2020-2021 Halekulani Masterworks season will be split between our home at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall and the Hawaii Theatre Center.

This season features many of your favorite pieces – from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to Beethoven’s inspiring Ode to Joy and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Your HSO offers you the opportunity to “escape from the everyday,” and into a magical world of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Dvořák, Strauss and many other composers, brilliantly brought to colorful life by our great musicians.

There are some surprises too, for instance, a brilliant new world premiere composed by University of Hawaii, Manoa’s own Takuma Itoh, and our incredibly beloved Concertmaster Ignance Jang and our Principal Horn Anna Lenhart will lead your HSO on a Classical Christmas journey!

Our home of Hawai’i holds so much beauty and color, and your HSO is a magical part of life here, bringing people together, building community, introducing young people to music, and celebrating the world. We look forward to seeing you at the symphony!

Click on the dates below to purchase your subscription online or call the HSO Box Office at 94-MUSIC.


Halekulani Masterworks at the Blaisdell

Opening Weekend with Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell, violin

Larisa Martinez, soprano

JoAnn Falletta, conductor


Tailleferre – Overture for Orchestra

Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2

StraussDer Rosenkavalier Suite


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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue & Florence Price’s Piano Concerto

Aaron Diehl, piano

Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conductor


Program to Include

Price – Piano Concerto in One Movement

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue


Halekulani Masterworks at Hawaii Theatre Center

Classical Christmas

Ignace Jang, leader & violin

Anna Lenhart, french horn


Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 4

Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1

Vaugh-Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vivaldi – Violin Concerto No. 4 “Winter”

Piazzolla / Arranged by L. Desyatnikov – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Winter

Tchaikovsky – Selections from The Nutcracker


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Beethoven’s 9th & World Premiere by Takuma Itoh

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Esther Yoo, O’ahu Choral Society


Itoh – World Premiere Commission by your HSO

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy


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Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Sterling Elliott, cello

Sameer Patel, conductor


Program to Include

Dvořák – Cello Concerto


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Lunar New Year Celebration

Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Ken Lam, conductor


Program to Include

He Zhanhao/Chen Gang – The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto


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Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Karen Gomyo, violin

Keitaro Harada,conductor


Program to Include

Britten – Violin Concerto No. 1

Beethoven – Symphony No. 7


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Hadelich & Tchaikovsky’s 4th

Augustin Hadelich, violin

JoAnn Falletta, conductor


Tcherepinin – Prelude to the Faraway Princess

Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4


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Bolero & Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman, violin

Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor


Program to Include

Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 2

Farrenc – Symphony No. 2

Ravel Bolero


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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 5

Joyce Yang, piano

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor


Program to Include

Mason Bates Alternative Energy

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3


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