06 Oct 2016

Education & Outreach 2016-17

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Associate Concertmaster Claire Hazzard

Current associate concertmaster, Claire Hazzard, demonstrating the violin to curious keiki circa 1980

Education and Outreach 2016-2017

Sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu and Central Pacific Bank, the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting requests for education performance visits from elementary, middle, high school, colleges, and senior residences. All performances are at no cost to the host and are intended to educate, entertain and inspire.

Requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a symphony ensemble, or for more information please call 808-380-7784 or email info@hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.

ViolinVersusViola_BlogHSO musicians demonstrate the difference between a violin and viola circa 1970

“As part of our mission to delight and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds, the HSO is thrilled to be able to begin providing symphony ensemble visits to schools again,” said HSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish. “With the support of the City & County of Honolulu and Central Pacific Bank, we are again able to provide these informative and entertaining performances.”

Request an Ensemble

Performances are limited to one ensemble per school or retirement community.


Available Dates

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Rich History

The HSO has a long, rich history of educating Hawaii’s youth. Since the mid-1900s, the orchestra has performed in free educational concerts in McKinley Auditorium and the Blaisdell Concert Hall, where thousands of students experienced a live symphony orchestra for the first time.

McKinleyCrowd-circa1940sStudents line up outside McKinley High School Auditorium circa 1950 for a free educational concert

Thanks to the funding provided by the City & County of Honolulu, there will be a total of three (free) community concerts across O‘ahu this season. Please check-in soon for specific dates and announcements.

Kathryn Schulmeister at the June 9, 2016 Kailua Community Concert. 

img_4122Nearly 1000 community members arrived at Kailua Beach Park to enjoy a free community concert on June 9, 2016. 

Mahalo to our Generous Sponsors

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