A Few Words from Artistic Advisor JoAnn Falletta

We are delighted to welcome you to another season of music, an escape from the world around us into the world within us. The Finnish composer Rautavaara believed that each one of us has an enchanted island deep inside us, and that the only way we can access that magic place is by listening to.. read more →

Education & Outreach 2018-19

Education and Outreach 2018-2019 Sponsored by Alexander & Baldwin, Central Pacific Bank Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, and Cooke Foundation, 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 intended to educate, entertain.. read more →

Beethoven & Ravel

The season finale features the return of Grammy Award-Winning artist Augustin Hadelich performing Beethoven’s treasured violin concerto. Celebrated Japanese Maestro Naoto Otomo takes the podium in this program that truly showcases the brilliance of the HSO in works inspired by Greek legends and stories of love, including Ravel’s vibrant and rousing work, Daphnis et Chloé… read more →

Glass and a Fifth

The distinguished former Toronto Symphony Music Director, Peter Oundjian makes his HSO debut conducting Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony. From opera houses, concert halls, the dance world, film, and pop, the music of Philip Glass has made him one of the most influential composers of our time. Robert McDuffie and Oundjian performed the world premiere of.. read more →

Arabian Nights

Since his time as HSO Principal Clarinet, David Shifrin has become an artist in demand around the world. Performing as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He returns for his solo appearance with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra collaborating with Rei Hotoda, newly appointed Fresno Philharmonic Music Director. She conducts Scheherazade, the symphonic story of A Thousand.. read more →

Chopin & Schumann

Renowned pianist Orli Shaham makes her HSO debut with Chopin’s passionate and elegant concerto. Chilean conductor and Music Director of the Puerto Rico Symphony, Maximiano Valdés, will lead Schumann’s Bach-inspired symphony, one of the richest and most compelling work he would ever write. Piano tuning for this performance courtesy of Alan Nishimura at Mozart Music.. read more →

Stu Conducts Brahms

The HSO’s former Principal Timpanist, Stuart Chafetz, has traded his mallets for a baton and now regularly takes the podium of orchestras around the country. He returns to conduct a beloved Brahms symphony and is joined by the award-winning pianist Ran Dank to perform Prokofiev’s demanding and thrilling concerto. Piano tuning for this performance courtesy.. read more →

Hans Graf Conducts Mozart & Bruckner

The HSO welcomes the debut of Austrian maestro and esteemed former Houston Symphony Music Director, Hans Graf, in this all-Austrian program of Mozart and Bruckner. HSO brass will provide the power for the late-romantic symphony, while Nakamatsu and Kailua-raised Lisa Nakamichi (organizer of the annual Aloha International Piano Festival) will join forces to perform this.. read more →

Iggy!

HSO Concertmaster, Iggy Jang, will perform this violin masterwork of Vieuxtemps. Tchaikovsky’s milestone symphony and an elusive gem by Lili Boulanger complete this vivid program conducted by Symphony Tacoma Music Director, Sarah Ioannides. Sarah Ioannides, conductor Ignace Jang, violin L. Boulanger – D’un Matin de Printemps Vieuxtemps – Violin Concerto No. 5 Tchaikovsky – Symphony.. read more →

Ode to Joy

This year our perennially popular “Ode to Joy” program also features one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman. The orchestra will be joined by the forces of the O’ahu Choral Society and led by JoAnn Falletta. This all-Beethoven program is an event not to be missed. Piano tuning for this performance courtesy.. read more →