27 Jul 2018

Saturdays are different at the symphony! Before the Halekulani Masterworks Saturday concerts we present unique pre-concert events at the Honolulu Club 7th Floor Bar & Kitchen, that offer great gathering places before the performances, where fellow symphony patrons can enjoy camaraderie, upscale food and drink.

Live musicians or a DJ spinning tunes bridges the gap between a night on the town and a night at the Blaisdell Concert Hall with your Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.

Once you’re at the concert, drinks and dry snacks are allowed at your seat inside the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Symphonie Fantastique!

Michael Sternconductor

Sandy Cameronviolin

American conductor, Michael Stern returns to lead a grand-opening symphonic celebration featuring Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique. Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto, Eleven, Eleven, brings his dramatic flair to his first true orchestra work performed by the dynamic, show-stopping violinist, Sandy Cameron.

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man

Elfman – Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (Eleven Eleven)

Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

Northern Lights

Carlos Miguel Prietoconductor

Soyeon Kate Leepiano

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Musical America’s 2019 Conductor of the Year, and the brilliant pianist Soyeon Kate Lee return to perform this program featuring the sounds and colors of the north. Grieg’s beloved piano concerto and this powerful symphony by Sibelius will create a soundscape of Nordic nature and beauty.

Sibelius – Finladia

Grieg – Concerto for Piano

Sibelius – Symphony No. 2

Two Seasons

Keitaro Haradaconductor

J. Scott Januschoboe

As part of the Hawaiian Oboe Legacy Project, principal oboist J. Scott Janusch performs a monumental work that celebrates ancient Hawaiian culture on a unique instrument made of rare kauila wood. Japanese conductor Keitaro Harada makes his HSO debut in this program that connects classical music and Hawaii’s rich natural history.

Prokofiev – Symphony No.1 (Classical Symphony)

Schubert – Symphony No. 5

Magnussen – Nā Kau ‘Elua (The Two Seasons)