01 Aug 2017

Which subscription is right for me?

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Which Subscription is right for me?

First of all, Mahalo!

Let us begin by saying, mahalo! You may be new to the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, new to Hawai‘i, or a long-time HSO patron looking for more information to guide your decision-making process, regardless, we hope to make your entire experience as rich and enjoyable as possible. Take a peek at the options that we have for the 2017-2018 Season.

Taste, Frequency, and Budget

Do you prefer Pops over Masterworks? Are you looking for all keiki-friendly programming? You adore Brahms and Beethoven, but could do without the Scriabin. You want it all and couldn’t stand to miss one concert. Well, these are a few of the questions that you should ask yourself before considering a subscription.

Sunday 12

This is the most comprehensive of the Halekulani Masterworks Subscriptions offered. You will receive tickets for every classical concert that the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra performs on Sunday, as well as our annual Beethoven 9 concert (this falls on Thursday). You also receive access to Concert Conversations, a short, interactive lecture hosted by the Concert Master that engages the guest artist and conductor for each program.


  • You have the same seat all the time.
  • Early start time at 4 pm.
  • Save 25% off the face value ticket price.
  • Save an additional 20% on any additional tickets purchased.
  • First right to renew your seats for next season.
  • First to receive information about new programs, concierge service.
  • Free ticket exchanges*


Saturday 8

This subscription offers another level for those looking to attend classical music concerts exclusively. In 2017-2018 there are 5 Saturdays, but with the Saturday 8 we include the Season Opening on Sunday, October 1, the Lang Lang Concert on Sunday, February 18, as well as the Friday, December 29, Ode to Joy performance. These are great evening events that begin at 7:30 pm. If you have other activities scheduled for Sundays, this is a great option for you.


  • You have the same seat all the time, although your seats may vary for the Sunday concerts that have been added to this package.
  • Evening start time at 7:30 pm.
  • Save 25% off the face value ticket price. New subscribers to this series receive 30% off! Our biggest discount ever.
  • Save an additional 20% on any additional tickets purchased.
  • First right to renew your seats for next season.
  • First to receive information about new programs, concierge service 


Choose 6

You are in front of the buffet line and simply take what you like and leave the rest. This is an extremely flexible package. In fact, it’s called a flex package! You can choose any 6 concerts at a single price level and head right out the door. Perhaps you’re only available some Saturdays and one Sunday – you can make this package fit your needs. This flex package does come with some restrictions — it’s NOT a renewable series and you generally aren’t going to have the same seats for every concert, however you do save 15% off the face value of tickets. Choose 6 is the last subscription available for Masterworks. Additional discounts on single ticket purchases are not available and you may be assessed some fees to make last minute changes.

musicthatPOPS 6

You love all things that pop. From Harry Potter and Disney to the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience and more, this series has a ton of variety. This is a great subscription to have if you entertain, have a family with tastes that vary widely, or you’re simply a fan of ALL music. This has traditionally been offered as a flex series, however with the great popularity of the program, we’ve designed this series as a traditional, renewable subscription. So, if you don’t want to miss a thing, and your seats are important to you, we encourage you to subscribe to the full subscription. This also offers the most savings at 20%.

musicthatPOPS 3 Fixed or Flex

You love film scores and family-friendly programs, but your calendar is filling up — the fixed Family 3 musicthatPOPS subscription is perfect for those who would like to have the same seats for each concertIf you don’t mind moving seats within the price-level, but want more control over which concerts you buy, the musicthatPOPS Flex 3 is for you! Both subscriptions come with a 10% discount.

Mixed 5 – Something for everyone!

You like Masterworks, but a loved one likes Pops. You want to bring the kids, but have a few concerts that you wouldn’t mind seeing alone. Our Mixed 5 subscription is a wonderful option. It’s not a traditional subscription, but it offers some savings and the ultimate in flexibility. You simply add five concerts to your basket, and the fifth concert is free. The least expensive concert is discounted, but you can choose tickets in any price range and mix and match.

Single Tickets

This option has less up-front cost and may honestly be the best option for those of you with busy schedules who aren’t sure what they can commit to in advance. Students are eligible to purchase any seat in the house for most concerts for $15 on the Monday before the concert day. All student tickets must be purchased with a valid student ID. We also offer $20 tickets to our active military service members with a valid military ID. These seats are also available the Monday before the concert.

We want to hear from you!

We want you to get the most out of your HSO experience! If you have questions about anything at all, give us a call or stop by the Box Office. Our offices are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. Our address is 3610 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki. Call 94-MUSIC during office hours and we’ll see YOU at the Symphony.


*In order to meet your needs, we will continue to offer complimentary ticket exchanges, however a maximum of 2 “concert for concert exchanges” will be granted per subscription.