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 →

Bohemian Journey

Brahms was an influential proponent of the younger Czech composer, Dvořák. Their relationship was among the most famous of composer friendships. The dynamic, 24-year-old pianist Conrad Tao returns to perform this majestic piano concerto by Brahms. Piano tuning for this performance courtesy of Alan Nishimura at Mozart Music House. Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor Conrad Tao, piano Brahms.. read more →

Votapek Play Dvořák

JoAnn Falletta presents this program featuring the most noteworthy of Czech composers. HSO’s Principal Cellist Mark Votapek is featured in the popular concerto by Dvořák. An opening work by Smetana, the father of Czech music and the HSO premiere of a 19th-century orchestral suite by Suk round out the first of these Bohemian-themed concerts. JoAnn.. read more →

JoAnn Rachs!

This program features the welcomed return of JoAnn Falletta, conducting tour-de-force symphonic works by Rachmaninoff and Hindemith. Rising star Bella Hristova joins Falletta, making her HSO debut performing Barber’s Violin Concerto, one of the most widely played and recorded concertos of our time. JoAnn Falletta, conductor Bella Hristova, violin Hindemith – Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes.. read more →

Organ Symphony

Experience the grandeur of the organ performed by the extravagantly talented Cameron Carpenter. Critically hailed as “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument,” Carpenter is an artist of unquestioned virtuosity. Marcelo Lehninger returns to lead this opening program that will surround audiences with sonic power and beauty through these French.. 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 →