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 →

2017-2018 Saturday 8 Subscription

Renew now thru July 1 Attend all 8* Saturday concerts in the 2017-2018 Halekulani Masterworks Season Saturdays offer audience members a slightly different experience in 2017-2018 and we invite you to join us! Renewals available by phone 94-MUSIC or in-person at the HSO Box Office. Now receiving even MORE savings.   Saturday 8 A – $552.. read more →

Program Notes: Ocean Dreams

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Ocean Dreams Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, April 2 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017  Buy Tickets The Little Mermaid [Die Seejungfrau], Symphonic Fantasy after Hans Christian Andersen Alexander von Zemlinsky Born 14 October, 1871 in Vienna, Austria Died 15 March, 1942 in Larchmont, New York   Approximate.. read more →

Press Release: Beethoven & Schumann

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2017 with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Indulge in an afternoon of Beethoven and Schumann Pianist Zhang Zuo and Maestro Jun Märkl join Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra   HONOLULU – Pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) and Maestro Jun Märkl join the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) for a glorious afternoon of Beethoven and Schumann.. read more →

Program Notes: Beethoven & Schumann

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Beethoven & Schumann Sunday, March 19 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 Overture to Fidelio, Op.72c Ludwig van Beethoven Born 16 December, 1770 in Bonn Germany Died 26 March, 1827 in Vienna, Austria Approximate duration 6 minutes First performed by the HSO in 1904 Q:        Why would any composer write.. read more →

2017-18 Sunday Subscription

  Announcing Early Bird Renewals Halekulani Masterworks Sunday 12 Current subscribers may renew their subscription and inquire about seat adjustments, now thru July 1, 2017. Renewal is not available online at this time, but purchase can be made by mail, in-person, online, or by phone. By renewing early, you are locking in 2016-17 prices and.. read more →

Program Notes: Schubert “The Great”

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Schubert “The Great”  Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 19 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 Concertgoers will be in for a rare treat with Maestro Joseph Swensen joining the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Not.. read more →

Program Notes: Brahms Double Concerto

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Brahms Double Concerto Saturday, February 4 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 5 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 Indulge in the beautiful music of Brahms as the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra  proudly features two of its own musicians – Concertmaster Ignace (Iggy) Jang and Principal Cellist Mark Votapek – in the.. read more →

Pearl Harbor Concert

Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration Concert   Wednesday, December 7 7:30 p.m. Blaisdell Concert Hall Free, General Admission The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will hold a free concert on Wednesday, December 7 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The purpose of the concert is to memorialize the victims of the attack, as.. read more →

Season Finale with Otomo & Watts

Season Finale with Otomo & Watts Featuring Maestro Naoto Otomo & pianist André Watts Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall The season finale couldn’t be any more sizzling. World-renowned pianist, André Watts and the esteemed Meastro – Naoto Otomo will join.. read more →