It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Guy with a Baton!

by Donald Munro   Meet Stuart Chafetz. By day he’s a mild-mannered, unobtrusive musician who’d blend into any crowd. But by night Maestro Chafetz becomes — wait for it now — Superconductor! Just to clarify, that’s using the second definition of the term. (We aren’t talking about a metal that allows electricity to pass through it.. read more →

musicthatROCKS: HSO Presents the Music of Queen

Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Music of Queen Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30pm  Blaisdell Concert Hall You’ve seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Now get ready for the return of The Music of Queen live in concert! Experience the power of Queen’s music with HSO’s full orchestra behind awesome vocals and a full rock band… read more →

Disney In Concert – Magical Music from the Movies

  The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform live to Disney Animated Feature film segments Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm Sunday, March 31 at 4:00 pm Blaisdell Concert Hall Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert – Magical Music from the Movies with your Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy projected video clips from iconic Disney films,.. read more →

12 Days of Christmas

Santa says you made the nice list, so we’ve turned on some of our 12 Days of Christmas coupons until midnight, December 23. Mele Kalikimaka! Add the Saturday ODE TO JOY to your cart, and upon checkout enter in the promo code JOY and receive BUY ONE GET ONE ticket for free!  SATURDAY, JANUARY 5.. read more →

Kawaiaha’o Church Community Concert

Kawaiaha‘o Church Wednesday, January 2  /  7:30pm Join the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra for a free New Year Concert at the historic Kawaiaha‘o Church in downtown Honolulu. Maestro JoAnn Falletta will conduct this complimentary, live performance on January 2 at 7:30  p.m. The one time national church of the Hawaiian Kingdom and chapel of the royal.. read more →


ANNOUNCING Hoʻāla (To Awaken) With the O’ahu Choral Society. On Thursday, March 28, the HSO will perform Raise Hawaiki, by local composer Michael-Thomas Foumai and Brahms Requiem with the Oʻahu Choral Society led by Esther S. Yoo (OCS Artistic Director) and joined by the choirs from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Nola Nahulu, Director of Hawaiian Chorus, Dr. Jace Saplan, Director.. read more →

Day 12 – 12 Days of Christmas

Experience the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by YOUR HSO and the O’ahu Choral Society. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Milos Foreman’s sumptuous Amadeus is an aural and visual treat for all the senses. Adapted from.. read more →

Day 10 – 12 Days of Christmas

A Saturday Choose 6 subscription is now just $175 until December 31, each new Saturday Choose 6 Subscriber will receive the following: Upgraded seats in Section A Complimentary Seventh Halekulani Masterworks concert 20% off all additional tickets for HSO concerts in the 2018-2019 season         DAY 10 – 12 Days of Christmas Add A CHOOSE 6 SATURDAY.. read more →

Day 9 – 12 Days of Christmas

A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber In April the HSO salutes the two most successful Broadway composers of the past 50 years; Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro  join the HSO to sing favorite songs from megahit shows like Sweeney Todd, A Little.. read more →

Day 8 – 12 Days of Christmas

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 →