24 Aug 2016

A Night on the Red Carpet

Featuring Maestro Richard Kaufman, Auli‘i Cravalho, and your favorite film scores!

Friday, Feb 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall
Tickets from $27

Maestro Richard Kaufman and the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra will bring to life award-winning film scores in a unique concert that pays tribute to the music behind the screen! You’ll experience the music like you’ve never experienced it before. Every piece is an award winner and we have a performance by Auli‘i Cravalho, the voice of Moana from the Disney film, performing “How Far I’ll Go” – an award-favorite. Lights, camera, ACTION!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. 

Add a VIP Package which includes drinks and parking!

Auli‘i Cravalho will not be available for autographs or photos for this concert. *

Tickets now available exclusively at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

Richard Kaufman, Conductor

Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. The 2016-2017 concert season marks Richard’s twenty-sixth season as Principal Pops Conductor of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony. He holds the permanent title of Pops Conductor Laureate with the Dallas Symphony, and is in his eleventh season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert series, CSO at the Movies, conducting classic and contemporary film music, as well as classical music used in motion pictures. Richard regularly appears as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras throughout both the United States and around the world including Cleveland, St. Louis, San Diego, Indianapolis, Utah, Edmonton, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland. Richard has conducted throughout Australia, including sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House. Following his 2014 conducting debut at the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Gala, Richard returned to Catalina in 2015, conducting the 1925 classic thriller, “Phantom of the Opera” with Organist Dennis James. In May 2015, Kaufman made his conducting debut with the Boston Pops, substituting for John Williams at the Annual Pops Film Night. This past summer, Mr. Williams graciously invited him to share the podium at the annual Tanglewood Film Night. Recently, Richard conducted a live performance of Michael Giacchino’s score for Star Trek Beyond with the San Diego Symphony, accompanying the film in its gala world premiere. It was the first time a film was presented outdoors in IMAX. Read More>>


Auli‘i Cravalho, Guest Artist

She is the voice of Moana in the recent Disney release. This Hawai‘i native, born on Kohala, will return to lend her voice to the HSO and perform the song, “How Far I’ll Go” from the 2016 film. This is her first performance with the HSO for the actress and singer, who was in her freshman year at Kamehameha Schools when she joined the cast of the Disney film.

The Films and the Music!

Enjoy Bernstein’s Overture to Hawaii and To Kill a Mockingbird Themeas well as John Williams’ Star Wars Theme, and music from films like Forrest Gump, Poltergeist, An Affair to Remember, Blazing Saddles, and so much more!