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Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present a Baroque holiday program on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hawaii Theatre, performing some of the most popular classical music ever composed. 

The soothing and immensely popular Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon In D” will open the concert, along with "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. The Oahu Choral Society (OCS) will join the HSO for the second half of the concert, performing Handel’s Messiah Part I with a triumphant sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, under the direction of OCS Artistic Director Esther Yoo. Messiah soloists will be Georgine Stark, soprano; Mary Chestnut Hicks, alto; Jim Price, tenor; and Leon Williams, baritone.

Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

One of Hawai‘i’s top jazz vocalists Rachel Gonzales and longtime collaborator pianist Les Peetz return to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio on December 6th with an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.” Backed by music veterans Dean Taba on bass and Scott Shafer on drums, their program promises delightfully unconventional arrangements of jazz standards, plus a mix of contemporary classical music, Sixties pop, folk music, and more.

Admission for the December 6th return engagement of these talented jazz artists is $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The intimate Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m. The Atherton regularly sells out and patrons are advised to reserve their tickets early.

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform three concerts this month at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, featuring a variety of popular and classical music, from Star Wars and Jurassic Park to Beethoven and Brahms.

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Manoa Library Starting Nov. 15

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Manoa Library Starting Nov. 15

“Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores,” a free exhibit, will be on display at the Manoa Public Library from Saturday, November 15 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the Lobby.  

Learn about the various ways Hawaii was affected by World War I, even at the very beginning of the conflict in 1914.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite way to support the war effort, during this important historical event.

This exhibit is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Manoa Public Library is located at 2716 Woodlawn Drive.  For more information, please call the Library at 988-0459.

Sweet Harmonies of Kaiholu Fill Atherton for First Time Nov. 29

Sweet Harmonies of Kaiholu Fill Atherton for First Time Nov. 29

Winner of the prestigious Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition in 2009, Kaiholu makes its HPR Atherton Studio debut on November 29. The quartet (Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman, Trax Enos, Albert Rowland Jr., and Henry Hanale Ka‘anapu) is known for its vibrant sound and rich harmonies reminiscent of the Sons of Hawai‘i. Their name, taken from Enos’ middle name, means “swaying sea,” which is also the name of their self-produced debut CD released in 2013.

Tickets for Kaiholu’s premier Atherton concert are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton regularly sells out and patrons are advised to reserve their tickets early. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD “April in Paris.”  The album and her Honolulu concert feature songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. Recorded in Paris on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day at the end of her last European tour, her latest CD includes international musicians and arrangers from five countries. For her live Atherton performance, she is joined by pianist Tommy James and drummer Von Baron.

Tickets for Tucker’s HPR concert “April in Paris” are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD “April in Paris.”  The album and her Honolulu concert feature songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. Recorded in Paris on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day at the end of her last European tour, her latest CD includes international musicians and arrangers from five countries. For her live Atherton performance, she is joined by pianist Tommy James and drummer Von Baron.

Tickets for Tucker’s HPR concert “April in Paris” are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.