Program Notes: Romeo & Juliet

Program Notes for Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra Halekulani Masterworks 11 – Ken Lam & Sayaka Shoji – 13 & 14 May 2017 Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017   Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus Ralph Vaughan Williams Born 12 October, 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England Died 26 August, 1958 in London Approximate duration 11.. read more →

Symphony in the Park 2017

Symphony in the Park! Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. in the Kailua District Park Pavilion Maestro Ken Lam Brahms, Sibelius, Elmer Bernstein & Randy Fong, Mozart, and more! Join us for this annual tradition! Symphony in the Park boasts great views, wonderful music, and a chance to get out with the ohana.  It’s also.. read more →

Program Notes: Ocean Dreams

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Ocean Dreams Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, April 2 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017  Buy Tickets The Little Mermaid [Die Seejungfrau], Symphonic Fantasy after Hans Christian Andersen Alexander von Zemlinsky Born 14 October, 1871 in Vienna, Austria Died 15 March, 1942 in Larchmont, New York   Approximate.. read more →

Ruth’s Chris Fundraising Dinner

Dinner or Dinner & Ticket Packages You are cordially invited to attend a special post-concert fundraising dinner on March 19, 2017. This special event is hosted by the Hawai‘i Symphony Associates and will take place at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the Waterfront tower. It is $110 to attend, but your $150 purchase will also.. read more →

Program Notes: Beethoven & Schumann

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Beethoven & Schumann Sunday, March 19 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 Overture to Fidelio, Op.72c Ludwig van Beethoven Born 16 December, 1770 in Bonn Germany Died 26 March, 1827 in Vienna, Austria Approximate duration 6 minutes First performed by the HSO in 1904 Q:        Why would any composer write.. read more →

Program Notes: Brahms Double Concerto

Program Notes: Halekulani Masterworks Brahms Double Concerto Saturday, February 4 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 5 @ 4pm Program Notes by Laurie Shulman ©2017 Indulge in the beautiful music of Brahms as the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra  proudly features two of its own musicians – Concertmaster Ignace (Iggy) Jang and Principal Cellist Mark Votapek – in the.. read more →

Ocean Dreams

Ocean Dreams Featuring Maestro JoAnn Falletta & violinist JinJoo Cho Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. | Blaisdell Concert Hall HSO Artistic Advisor JoAnn Falletta will conduct a concert featuring violinist, JinJoo Cho and Hawaiian vocalist, Aaron Mahi in a special program that acknowledges the.. 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 →

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 →