Louise Keali'iloma King Lanzilotti

Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti comes from a multi-ethnic background that has informed many of her beliefs. Her experience covers artistic, educational and administrative areas of the arts. As a conductor, she has been the musical director for many musicals in the past thirty years. In 2010, she founded Kalikolehua – El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for children from underserved neighborhoods, focused on transforming lives through music. She was the Managing Director of Honolulu Theatre for Youth for ten years (2001-2011), guiding it to greater stability through creative solutions and extensive partnerships. She served as Curator of Education at the former Contemporary Museum for thirteen years (1988-2001). Lanzilotti taught for over twenty years in public, private and alternative schools K – 12, developing a method of writing music and plays with students, which solidified her understanding of the importance of arts engagement for all.

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  Today's program will focus on an American sense of place in an ever-changing America. Some composers you will undoubtedly recognize and others may be new to you, as some of the work has just been written and produced. You'll hear music of Aaron Copland, Stanley Grill, Philip Glass, Ferd Grofé, Samuel Barber, Gabriel Kahane, Missy Mazzoli, Ahmed Adnan Sagun and Leonard Bernstein. 

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Today I'll be playing performances by great violinists from the 20th and 21st century. You'll hear from Gidon Kremer, Itzhak Perlman, Jennifer Koh, Sarah Chang, David & Igor Oistrakh, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Midori, Augistin Hadelich and Yehudi Menuhin. They'll be playing works from the 17th through 21st centuries.

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 I've been playing music featuring individual performers, and hae noted that we have a great deal more music featuring pianists than other artists, so I decided today to feature keyboard masters for the entire program. You'll hear performances by Christoph Eshenbach, Emil Gilels, Purizio Pollini, Peter Serkin, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniel Barenboim, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Tianshu Wang. 

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  As everyone battens down the hatches and stays inside during the hurricane, HPR is broadcasting as normal to give you all of the weather updates. I've decided that a program of really lovely music might help to calm everyone. I'm choosing a variety of wonderful performances, which I hope that you will enjoy.

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As Hurricane Lane begins its path near near our island state, I will continue to play music that I hope will help you through the experience in some way. HPR will also report regularly on the progress of the hurricane throughout the day.

I'm sharing performances of Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Friends throughout the program today. Two of the greatest artists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, they have performed and recorded together for thirty-four years. 

Today, I'll feature them separately, together, and performing with other artists. Join me!

Today I'll be featuring the artistry of flautist Aurèle Nicolet, pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and violinist Joshua Bell, performing music by Debussy, Rejcha, Nielsen, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Wienazski and Saint-Saëns. As I have been profiling individual artists and ensembles for the past few days, I am grateful for their talent, their dedication to the study required to reach this leven of musicianship, and the technology that allows us all to hear their music years after they have performed it.

  Contining on the track of introducting you to individual artists and ensembles, today I'm featuring performances by Klaus Thunemann and friends, the Ying Quartet and Dieter Klöcker. Compositions will include the work of Tchaikovsky, Rosetti, Cartellieri, Weinberg, d'Rivera, Thompson, Telemann and Mozart. Join me - 3-6 pm on HPR2.

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I'm continuing on the theme of one artist per hour for a little longer, because I've gotten good feedback so far. Today, Christopher Parkening, the violinist Kennedy and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. You'll hear music by Torroba, Walton, Elmer Bernstein, Massenet, Bach, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Servais. 

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One more day featuring great artists of classical music - today Van Clburn, the Toyko String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman. So many performances to choose from! Join me.

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Every fern is unique, as is every musical artist. Today, I'll share performances by Yuri Bashmet, Isaac Stern with friends, and Lang Lang. They'll be playing work by Balakirev, Boccherini, Schubert, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bach, Bruch and Glinka. 

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Continuing the theme of the last few days, I am featuring one artist or ensemble per hour. Today, violinist Hilary Hahn, pianist Murray Perahia and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, performing works by Vaughan-Williams, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Mozart, Berg, Bach, Melchior, Hindemith, Enesco, and Marsalis. 

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  I'm continuing to share one hour musical portraits of exceiptional individual artists and ensembles. Today I'm focusing on Barry Tuckwell, Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Eroica Quartet. I will probably continue in this vein for at least the rest of this week - so many great artists to share.

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More one-hour performances by master artists today. I'm sharing cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, the Guarneri Quartet and oboist Heinz Holliger. I'll be choosing from music by Mozart, Mocheles, Bellini, Cimarosa, Albinono, Handel, Ferlendis, Smetana, Beethoven, Dovrák, Tchaikovsky and Bach.

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For the rest of the week, I'm devoting one hour each to the sound of an exceptional artist or ensemble. Today, I'm focusing on pianist Claudio Arrau, violist Kim Kashkashian and the Emerson String Quartet, none of whom can even begin to be contained in an hour program. So, three small concerts for you today.

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  Today, and for the following two days, I'll be featuring one performing artist or ensemble per hour. Today, as the title intimates- Jacha Heifetz, David Shifrin and three members of the Romero family. They'll be playing music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brahms, Paganini, Copland, Weber, Bach, Boccherini and Vivaldi. It should be a lovely hurricane-free afternoon.

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Yesterday's program on composers who died young led me to the desire to focus an hour each on three of them. Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin all leave us wondering what new territories they may have explored had they lived longer. So, today - music of Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin. 

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Today, music by composers who died young. I'll be featuring music by Alain, Pergolesi, Chopin, Bizet, Lili Boulanger, Schubert, Gershwin, Malibran, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Weber. Join me!

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Today, masters of the Baroque. It's always a pleasure. I'll be playing music of Frescobaldi, Rameau, Handel, Telemann, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Schutz, Corelli and Bach. 

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Following up on yesterday - today Masters of the Classical Period, other than Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - other composers that can be somewhat forgotten in the glare of these great composers. I'll be choosing from CPE and JC Bach, Gluck, Soler, Dittersdorf, Boccherini, Rosetti, Clementi, Cherubini, Dussek, and possibly more. 

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Today, music by masters of the Romantic period, some quite well-known, others not as well known but also gifted. Composers featured today will include Beethoven, Delius, Farrenc, Lalo, Fauré, Brahms, Reicha, and Granados. 

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Today, composers whose last name begins with C. I do these Red Letter Days in order to expose listeners to some composers that they might not have heard, along with some favorites. Today, music by Johannes Ciconia, Robert Carver, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Arcangelo Corelli, François Couperin, Domenico Cimarosa, Emmanuel Chabrier, Georgi Lvovich Catoire, Aaron Copland, John Cage, and Mario-Castelnuovo Tedesco. 

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Today - some great piano performances, a concerto for orchestra, a little Christmas in July, some dancing, and some music attributed to the wrong composer, possibly on purpose. It all seems appropriate for the end of July. Join me!

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So much great music, so little time. I've had to choose just a few of the pieces you've commented on over the past few months. It's been enjoybale choosing and arranging the order of works that I've played over the past few months - sometimes the context of the other works around them puts them in an entirely new light. Today I'll be playing music of Richard Strauss, John WIlliams, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvorák, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Aaron Copland. 

Continuing the theme from yesterday, I'm replaying works from the first few months of my time on Classical Pacific, because music isn't meant to be heard just once and put on a shelf. Today, works by French composers Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, and Jean-Marie Leclair, as well as Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Barber. 

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  Yesterday, a listener called the station to tell me that he had really loved the particular version of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances I had played a couple of weeks ago, and asked if I might play it again. That set me to thinking that when I like a piece of classical music, I do tend to play it often until it's settled in my bones. So today and tomorrow, I'm going to replay a few of the works I've played for you in the past six months since I came to HPR.

Since I've begun doing Classical Pacific, listeners have let me know, through emails, calls and chance encounters on the street, some of the works they'd like to hear on the program. So, today is the first installment. Listen in and see if your choice is being played today! Also, you are always welcome to email me at llanzilott@hawaiipublicradio to let me know what you would like to hear in the future. I try to bring you a wide cross-section of classical music throughout the centuries, including works by exciting living composers. 

The piano  plays a central role in Classical music. How did it get from its beginnings as a pipe organ or hammered dulcimer to the magnificent 88 key instrument of today? I'll talk a little about its history, and play lots of keyboard music for you today, performed by great artists. 

Here are links to some wonderful resources: 

Note By Note (2016) - notebynotethe movie.com - about the making of Steinway grand piano L1037.

 Today a concert consisting of all orchestral music. I'll be playing a symphony each hour, paired with shorter orchestra works. Composers include Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and possible others. Join me!

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Yesterday I noticed that I had piled quite a few excellent CDs on my desk that hadn't made the cut for programs over the past few weeks. So - today is a cleanup day of wonderful works by Debussy, Gordon Jacob, Michael Haydn, Mozart, Dvorák, Tartini, Mendelssohn and the everpresent Anonymous. 

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The other day I played a program of string ensembles. Today is for winds. I'kk be playing music by Neruda, Piston, Takemitsu, Poulenc, Holst, Mozart, Gounod, Richard Strauss, JS Bach and Clara Schumann. There's a great deal of lovely music on this program! Join me.

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