Viva Vivaldi!

Jun Märkl, conductorAlexi Kenney, violin   Tchaikovsky – Capriccio ItalienVivaldi – The Four SeasonsMendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 (Italian) What’s Interesting About This Show Violin sensation Alexi Kenney debuts with Vivaldi’s famous tribute to nature that has weathered the test of time. Jun Markl returns to lead works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn inspired by the.. read more →

Tchaikovsky’s Masterpiece

Rei Hotoda, conductorChee-Yun, violin Beethoven – Namensfeier OvertureTchaikovsky – Violin ConcertoElgar – Enigma Variations What’s Interesting About This Show The effervescent violin virtuoso Chee-Yun performs Tchaikovsky’s treasured concerto. Rei Hotoda returns to conduct Elgar’s mysterious and beautiful Enigma Variations. Click on the date to purchase tickets: $36, $52, $77, $95 Single tickets go on sale.. read more →

JoAnn Returns

JoAnn Falletta, conductorBella Hristova, violin   Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1D. Ludwig – Violin ConcertoDvořák – Symphony No. 8 What’s Interesting About This Show The pure genius of Mozart will be on full display with venerated pianist Norman Kreiger performing one of Mozart’s most admired concertos. Carl St. Clair balances the program with Shostakovich’s.. read more →

Symphonie Fantastique!

Michael Stern, conductorSandy Cameron, violin Copland – Fanfare for the Common ManElfman – Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (Eleven Eleven)Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique What’s Interesting About This Show “I’m not out to prove anything to anybody. I’m just out to challenge myself.” Such was Danny Elfman’s mentality when the composer was approached about writing a.. read more →

Elfman, Turned Up To “Eleven Eleven”

The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra will perform Danny Elfman’s first freestanding orchestral work with Sandy Cameron September 21 and 22. By Nick Dobreff (Colorado Symphony)  “I’m not out to prove anything to anybody. I’m just out to challenge myself.” Such was Danny Elfman’s mentality when the composer was approached about writing a violin concerto in 2014… read more →

Alexi Kenney

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney has been named “a talent to watch” by the New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” His win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition at the.. read more →

Chee-Yun

Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher.. read more →

Bella Hristova

Internationally acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova is known for her passionate and powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument. Her numerous prizes include a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. She has performed extensively as a soloist.. read more →

Sandy Cameron

Declared “brilliant” by the Washington Post, violinist Sandy Cameron is one of the most strikingly unique artists of her generation. Since her debut at the age of 12 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Sandy has performed extensively as a soloist throughout the world. Here are some personal highlights of Sandy’s work: Places: The White Nights Festival.. read more →

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 →