Hawaii Youth Symphony to Play with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

  Hawaii Youth Symphony’s top orchestra, Youth Symphony I (YSI), will perform with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Thursday November 2 at 7:30 pm. Each HSO musician will sit next to a YSI musician, making for an unforgettable evening for the youth symphony musicians, Hawai‘i Symphony musicians and the.. read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Symphony in Pearl City

Symphony in Pearl City Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. in the Pearl City Cultural Center Maestro Naoto Otomo Mozart, Strauss, Suppe, Ravel, Bizet and more! Join us for a very special community concert in Pearl City. Your Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Pearl City Cultural Center for the very first time on.. read more →

Program Notes: Romeo & Juliet

Program Notes for Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra Halekulani Masterworks 11 – Ken Lam & Sayaka Shoji – 13 & 14 May 2017 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017   Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus Ralph Vaughan Williams Born 12 October, 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England Died 26 August, 1958 in London Approximate duration 11.. read more →

Symphony in the Park 2017

Symphony in the Park! Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. in the Kailua District Park Pavilion Maestro Ken Lam Brahms, Sibelius, Elmer Bernstein & Randy Fong, Mozart, and more! Join us for this annual tradition! Symphony in the Park boasts great views, wonderful music, and a chance to get out with the ohana.  It’s also.. read more →