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, sacred and secular music for your enjoyment. The first hour of the program is all about St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, including an interview with Dr. Tim Carney of an upcoming concert of works by Bach and Gounod. In the rest of the program, I'll feature works of a more secular nature, although they may soothe and charm the spirit, whether sacred of secular. You'll hear works by Handel, Purcell, Bach, Danzi, and more.

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Today, orchestral music other than symphonies - overtures, dances, suites, poems and fantasias, etc. COmposers will include Bizet, Beethoven, He Zhan-hao, Chausson, Herbert, Bach, Adams, Liszt, Elgar, and Grieg.

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  Today, music from ensembles throughout the American sector of the Pacific Rim. Enjoy perfromances by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Baroque. 

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Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music. 

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As the titles says, today I'm sharing some music from past centuries, alternating with some newer compositions. You'll hear music by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Dvorák, Takemitsu, Scriabin, Mozart, Reich, Bach, Shaw and Vivaldi. As alway, your feedback is welcome.

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Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music.

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  An early summer program today on Classical Pacific. Join me from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard Time for beautiful, breezy Classical music. I'll be choosing from music by Glinka, Vivaldi, Webern, Barber, Delius, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Bridge, Offenbach and Rodrigo.

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  Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music. 

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  Today, new releases of Classical music throughout the centuries, and some new arrivals to our library. As always, let me know what you feel about the works, composers and performances.

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  Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music. 

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  Summer is fast approaching, and for many of us, that is a time of travel. Today I'm featuring works that resulted from wanderlust, choosing from Milhaud, Reich, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Liszt, Henze, Ravel, Offenbach, Britten and Adams. 

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  Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music. 

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Today on Classical Pacific - a day for dance, from ballet to Broadway, from Mother Goose to Mercury. Dress comfortably!

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  Today, an enduring mentorship and friendship between Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvorák.

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Today, a program devoted to radio (and sometimes television) orchestras - their beginnings, their role in the spread of Classical music and their current state.

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  Today's program celebrates composers born in the merry, merry month of May. You'll hear works by composers from Monteverdi to Irving Berlin. 

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Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music.

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 Today's program is a celebration of music with an American vision, from early days of the country until the present. You'll hear works by Reinagle, Dvorák, Korngold, Gershwin, Clyne, Bernstein, Copland and Siegmeister. 

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  Sharene Taba is hosting the program today, offering her unique take on Classical Music. Enjoy.

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A general program today of requests by listeners over the past couple of months, from Bach to Berwald and Rachmaninov to Reich. An adventure led by listeners. 

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Today's program was inspired by the Hawaiian Oboe Legacy project of J. Scott Janusch. Scott has been performing with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra for many years and wanted to leave a legacy to the people of Hawai‘i. He chose to created a project involving the making of a kauila wood oboe that will be left in the care of the non-profit Live Music Awareness to be shared with Hawai‘i. Next Monday, May 20th, at the Doris Duke Theatre, Chamber Music Hawai‘i celebrates the instrument's completion with its final concert.

  Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, sharing her unique take on Classical music. I'll be back on Tuesday.

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  Today, celebrating the sonata, which has grown and changed throughout the history of Classical music. You'll hear sonatas or various types by Scarlatti, Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy. 

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Yesterday was about the orchestra and today's program celebrates Chamber Music from various periods, genres and types of ensembles. I'm drawing from music by Schenberg, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, Haydn, Dvorák, Holst, and Poulenc.

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Today, a celebration of the orchestra, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Straus, Bartók, Vivaldi, Mozart, Berlioz, Bach, and more. I'll be visited by two graduating seniors from the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony, who'll share their love for orchestra playing and a bit about themselves. 

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Today - a balance of favorites and lesser known works by Debussy, Fleck, Saint-Saëns, Lekeu, Wolf, Ginastera and more. Meet some new composers and enjoy spending time with familiar ones. 

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  A regular listener to Classical Pacific suggested that I do a program on lesser-known piano concerti by well-known composers, so that is what I'm doing today, with a twist. I will be presenting lesser-known piano concerti by famous composers, and piano concerti by lesser-known composers as well. You'll hear works chosen from  Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Busoni, Chausson, Medtner, Ravel, Dvorák, and Pierné.

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  Today, flowers and a fresh breeze on Classical Pacific - a selection of CDs both new and drawn from the shelves, featuring music by Wei-Chieh Lin, Franz Clement, Francis Poulenc, Felix Mendelssohn, WA Mozart, Graham Koehne, Benjamin Britten and Antonio Carlos Jobim. A curated concert for spring.

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  Following up on yesterday's look at Les Six, I'm going back in time a little to a group of composers that influened them. The Five, or the Mighty Handful, a group of Russian composers, mostly amateur, developed a Russian sound in the nineteenth century. You'll hear music by Balakirev, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky Korsakov and Borodin, as well as composers who influenced or were influenced by them.

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  Today, a virtual trip to France, in anticipation of the 200 member choir singing the Fauré Requiem tonight at St. Andrew's, under the baton of HPU's Director of Choral Activities Alec Schumacker. The choir is made up of HPU students, Kapolei High School students, and the Windward Choral Society, and is accompanied by members of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, including our own Sharene Taba. You can listen to three hours of French music on Classical Pacific, and then hurry over to St.

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