Beethoven & Schumann

Beethoven & Schumann Featuring Jun Märkl & Pianist Zhang Zuo Sunday, Mar. 19 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Pianist Zhang Zuo and Maestro Jun Märkl will join the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra for a concert that places Beethoven and Schumann in the spotlight. The concert program includes: Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio and Piano Concerto.. read more →

Schubert “The Great”

Schubert “The Great” Featuring Joseph Swensen, conductor and guest violinist Saturday, Feb 18 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, Feb 19 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Violinist and conductor, Joseph Swensen will play a dual role in this Halekulani Masterworks Concert. Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, also known as “The Great”, will.. read more →

Brahms Double Concerto

Brahms Double Concerto Featuring Maestro Xian Zhang & Violinist and HSO Concertmaster Ignace “Iggy” Jang & HSO Principal Cellist Mark Votapek Saturday, Feb 4 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, Feb 5 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky are all featured on this exquisite program. HSO Concertmaster “Iggy”.. read more →

Made in America

Made in America Featuring Maestro JoAnn Falletta & pianist William Wolfram Sunday, Jan 8 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall This beautiful all-American program includes music from composers of today like John Corigliano, as well as standard favorites like Gershwin and Bernstein. Pianist William Wolfram will join the Symphony and perform Gershwin’s Piano COncerto.. read more →

Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy JoAnn Falletta, Conductor The Oʻahu Choral Society, Artistic Director Esther S. Yoo Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Blaisdell Concert Hall – THESE TICKETS ARE NOW EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT THE BLAISDELL BOX OFFICE Tickets from $34 A New Year tradition! Maestro JoAnn Falletta returns to lead.. read more →

Kennard Plays Liszt

Kennard Plays Liszt Featuring Maestro Ward Stare & Pianist Sean Kennard Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sean Kennard is making his triumphant return to Hawaii on this very special program. Born in Hawaii, he is a former student of  the late Ellen Masaki.  He received a Bachelor of Music from the.. read more →

The Planets

The Planets Featuring Maestro Sarah Ioannides & Violinist Ray Chen University of Hawai‘i Manoa Concert Choir Dr. Miguel Felipe, Director Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. “Ray has proven himself.. read more →

From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love Featuring Maestro Victor Yampolsky & Pianist Olga Kern Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 pm | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, June 12 at 4 pm | Blaisdell Concert Hall   Maestro Victor Yampolsky will lead the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. The begins with Tchikovsky’s Overture.. read more →

Brahms 4

Brahms 4 Featuring Conductor Stuart Chafetz and Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee Sunday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall The HSO presents a lovely Mother’s Day program featuring the music of Mozart and Brahms. A Juilliard graduate, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee will make her HSO debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.. read more →

Program Notes: Guitar Hero

Program Notes: Guitar Hero Sunday, November 15, 2015 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2015 Symphony No. 32 in G, K.318 Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Born 27 January, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria Died 5 December, 1791 in Vienna, Austria Approximate duration 9 minutes This performance is an HSO premiere  Mozart’s mother died in July, 1778 in Paris after three months.. read more →