Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops Featuring Maestro Rob Fisher and Nā Leo Pilimehana Saturday, Dec.12 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, Dec.13 at 2:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Tickets from $27   Ticket sales are now closed.     Join us for the second concert in HSO’s musicthatPOPS series! Maestro Rob Fisher leads the HSO in our.. read more →

Ode to Joy with JoAnn Falletta

Ode to Joy JoAnn Falletta, Conductor Georgine Stark, Soprano Laurie Rubin, Alto James Price, Tenor Leon Williams, Baritone The Oʻahu Choral Society, Artistic Director Esther S. Yoo Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Blaisdell Concert Hall Tickets from $34 Tickets sales are now closed. A New Year tradition! Maestro.. read more →

Program Notes: Guitar Hero

Program Notes: Guitar Hero Sunday, November 15, 2015 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2015 Symphony No. 32 in G, K.318 Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Born 27 January, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria Died 5 December, 1791 in Vienna, Austria Approximate duration 9 minutes This performance is an HSO premiere  Mozart’s mother died in July, 1778 in Paris after three months.. read more →

Beethoven & Dvořák

Beethoven & Dvořák Featuring Maestro Michael Stern & Pianist Alexander Kobrin Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. | Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall   Ticket sales are now closed.   Maestro Michael Stern returns to lead the Hawai‘i Symphony.. read more →

Program Notes: Soprano Sumi Jo

Program Notes: Soprano Sumi Jo October 24, 25 & 27 2015 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2015 This weekend’s program features popular arias, duets, and opera overtures, primarily from the late romantic era. Choosing repertoire by composers from five European countries, soprano Sumi Jo and conductor Jorge Mester have compiled an attractive program that draws.. read more →

The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Contest!

Our Pops Season Premiere We’re kicking off our musicthatPOPS season with a bang! The full feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played live by your Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra. Click here for tickets.  Dress to Impress: It’s a.. read more →

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero Featuring Maestro Scott Yoo and Guitarist Pablo Villegas Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 p.m. Blaisdell Concert Hall Tickets from $34 Tickets sales are now closed Maestro Scott Yoo has led orchestras across the nation, and will make his debut as guest conductor with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra this fall. The first half of the.. read more →

musicthatPOPS: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tickets sales are now closed. See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before!  The full feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialog, singing and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played live by your Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra. Families are welcome and costumes are.. read more →

Soprano Sumi Jo

Soprano Sumi Jo Featuring Maestro Jorge Mester & Soprano Sumi Jo Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Tuesday, Oct. 27 at  7:00 p.m. | Maui Arts & Cultural Center Ticket sales are now closed (scroll down to purchase Maui tickets) Soprano superstar Sumi Jo makes.. read more →

Program Notes: Pines of Rome

Program Notes: Pines of Rome Halekulani Masterworks | September 26 & 27 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2015 Overture to Semiramide Gioachino Rossini Born 29 February, 1792 in Pesaro, Italy Died 13 November, 1868 in Passy, near Paris, France Approximate duration 12 minutes First HSO performance 1992 The Rossini Overture is a genre unto itself. Few.. read more →