Symphony 101

If you are a first-time guest to the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and/or the Blaisdell Concert Hall, you may be unsure what to expect – and what’s expected of you. Here are some tips to ensure a wonderful experience. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? You’ll notice apparel ranging from business aloha to after-five eveningwear. Though you won’t.. read more →

When Music Comes Full Circle: Interview with Maestro Michael Stern

Sometimes a passion doesn’t become a passion until it surfaces in a more abstract way. And that’s how it happened for Maestro Michael Stern. Stern grew up in a musical household, asking for his first violin a few months shy of his fourth birthday. But even with this engagement and passion, he felt convinced that.. read more →

Spread Aloha with Give Aloha

Give Aloha  The annual “Give Aloha” campaign at Foodland and Sack ‘N Save stores is on now through the end of September. Simply use your Maika‘i card at the checkout register to make a donation of up to $249 to the HSO (code #78739). Foodland and Western Union will match a portion of each donation, so HSO.. read more →

Education & Outreach 2017-18

Education and Outreach 2017-2018 Sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu, Central Pacific Bank, Atherton Family Foundation, Cooke Foundation and A&B Properties, the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting requests for education performance visits from elementary, middle, high school, colleges, and senior residences. All performances are at no cost to the host and are.. read more →

The New World – 2017-2018 Season Premiere

The New World – Season Premiere The HSO’s 2017-2018 season opens with The New World on Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm, and features Pianist Fabio Bidini and Maestro Michael Stern. Stern, praised for his remarkable artistic ascent as the Music Director of the the Kansas City Symphony, will lead this blockbuster opening of the Halekulani.. read more →

Taste of the Symphony

Savor a Taste of the Symphony with Maestro Michael Stern and the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Enjoy “small bites” of what the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will offer during the 2017-2018 season at Taste of the Symphony; tickets are just $5! Music lovers rejoice! Taste of the Symphony – a flavorful sampling of music from the Hawai‘i.. read more →

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Who’s Bad – a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. Now performing with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, this symphonic collaboration is the first concert of the year for HSO’s musicthatROCKS series. Join the HSO for a music and dance experience unlike.. read more →

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra along with ATA Allstars and Tim Bostock Productions present an afternoon of unforgettable music from the 30s and 40s as the Glenn Miller Orchestra brings the Swing Era to life at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Join us for an energetic afternoon as the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs.. read more →

Which subscription is right for me?

Which Subscription is right for me? First of all, Mahalo! Let us begin by saying, mahalo! You may be new to the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, new to Hawai‘i, or a long-time HSO patron looking for more information to guide your decision-making process, regardless, we hope to make your entire experience as rich and enjoyable as possible… read more →

Press Release: Michael Titterton, new HSO President

HAWAII SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL TITTERTON AS PRESIDENT HONOLULU – As the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra approaches the conclusion of its fifth season, the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Titterton as President. Titterton is the former President and General Manager of Hawaii Public Radio, a position he held from 1999.. read more →