01 Apr 2015

Symphony on the Lanai

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Symphony on the Lanai

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. on the Blaisdell Concert Hall Lanai
FREE Event!

Come and shop the Honolulu Farmers’ Market and listen to the sweet sounds of the symphony! We’ll set up on the Blaisdell Concert Hall’s lanai to perform this free concert, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and emceed by Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now.

This family-friendly program will feature popular classics including Finlandia and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture as well as selections from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess. Pick up dinner from one of the fabulous farmers’ market vendors, sit back, and enjoy!

Tickets

This is a free event! No tickets required. 

Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, Conductor

Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman is the Director of Bands at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. He conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches courses in conducting and wind literature, and oversees the entire UH Bands program. In the first years under his direction, the UH Bands have embarked on an ambitious agenda of programming, commissioning, touring, and professional development, including collaborations with guest artists, the UH Conductors Workshop, and a composer residency program, all with the goal of developing the UH Bands into a national– and international-profile band program.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Boeckman held positions at California State University-San Bernardino (where he founded the Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony) and Texas A&M University-Commerce. He also directed the bands and orchestra program at Shasta High School in Northern California, and served as conductor the Redding Symphony Youth Orchestra and guest conductor for the Redding Symphony Orchestra. Read More >>

Howard Dicus, Emcee

In September 1970, when I was about to be a high school senior, I wanted to be disc jockey. I went to a radio station in Annapolis, Md., and said, “I’m the editor of my high school newspaper and have contacts at all the other high schools in the county. I’ll do a school news report for you for free if you’ll train me to be a disc jockey.”

I expected to be told to get lost. Instead, the program director said, “How soon can you start?”

In two weeks I was doing regular news. Up to then I thought national and local news was boring. Now I realized that the news was interesting; it was news PRESENTATION that was boring. I thought, if I write plain English instead of this weird language that news people speak, maybe I can make a living doing this. Read More >>

Symphony on the Lanai

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. on the Blaisdell Concert Hall Lanai
FREE Event!

 

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