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 I'll be featuring new releases mixed with some non-traditional performances, including artists such as ACRONYM, Rachel Barton Pine, Avi Avital, Fire and Grace, David Amram, Rupert Boyd, Tenet and more. Join me!

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Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific again this Monday. I'll be on from Tuesday through Friday. 

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  Today is a Blue Moon, the type which occurs when there are two full moons in the same Zodiac sign. In celebration of this phenomenon, I'm playing music about moons and the color blue. As is often true, this theme allows me to play music you might not otherwise hear! 

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Today, music related in some way to the color yellow, following yesterday's Red theme. Music will include works by David del Tredici, Shan Xing-hai, Jay Reise, Dave Brubeck, Michael Nyman, Eric Clapton, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Waxman, Antonín Dvorák and Dmitri Shostakovich. 

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Today, an exploaration of the color red in Classical Music. You'll hear music by Amram, Jarre, Timonkin, Falla, Glière, Copland, Vangelis, Tan Dun, Holst, von Bingen, Wagner, Hayden and Stravinsky. 

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Mahalo for all of your support during the Spring Membership Drive - we have added almost 700 new members to our growing ‘ohana. 

We're back to regular programming, and I decided to play music performed by some of the artists who just missed the cut in our Classical Stars listener poll. Tune in from 3 - 6pm to find out who they are. 

My heart goes out to the people of Paris and to all who have loved Notre Dame.

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The Spring Fund Drive is officially over. Mahalo to all of you who donated, volunteered, and helped us to continue to grow and thrive. We're back to normal functioning, and Sharene Taba will be hosting today. I'll be back at the mic on Tuesday, the 16th. 

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We're in the second to the last day of the Spring Fund Drive at HPR, and we're particularly looking to add new members. Join us today. You'll be glad you did! 

All day we'll be celebrating a Classical Star picked by our listeners. We had lots of submissions and are counting down from Number 10 - Arthur Rubinstein - to Number 1, who will be revealed tomorrow. 

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We've reached Day 8 of the Spring Fund Drive, raising money and looking for new members to keep Hawai‘i Public Radio growing and thriving. We're counting down Classical Stars (chosen by HPR listeners) one per day, and have heard from Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Joshua Bell, James Galway, Renee Fleming, Itzhak Perlman and Luciano Pavarotti. Up today, the amazing Martha Argerich, and there are two more to come on Thursday and Friday. 

Now's the time to become a member!

Today is Day 7 of the Spring Fund Drive at HPR. We're looking for new members to join our HPR family. If you're a regular listener, consider joining today! Don't wait until the end of the drive, when chaos reigns.

Today I'll be playing performances by three of the Classical Stars, since I haven't featured any of them yet during the drive. 

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Day six of HPR's Spring Fund Drive. Today is the time to join us if you're not a member already, and mahalo to all of you who have renewed, made additional donations, are continuing as Sustaining members, and who upgraded to Sustaining members. 

Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific today, as she has been on Mondays for several months, giving you another perspective on Classical music. I'll be back tomorrow. Join now! You'll be glad you did.

  Today is Day Three of the Spring Fund Drive. We have a goal of 1,000 new members this drive. If you're a regular listener, today is the day to join!  Tune in during Classical Pacific to hear music by Classical Star Number 8 from our poll of listener favorite performers.

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  Day 2 of the Spring Fund Drive. We're raising funds and new members to keep HPR growing. There will still be plenty of music on Classical Pacific during the drive. 

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This is the first day of HPR's Spring Drive, a time for us to encourage listeners to become members of HPR. On the Clasical side of the station this Spring, we took a poll to find out the favorite performers of you the listeners. We're going to feature performeer number 10 on the first day of the drive, and will continue to feature one artist each day, ending with number one on the final day of the drive. 

  The HPR Fund Drive begins tomorrow, so I thought I'd play you some newly arrived CDs before we dive into the fray. You'll hear performances by Rupert Boyd; Tenet; Marcy Rosen and Susan Walters; Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo; ACRONYM; and Marc Pontius. 

Don't worry, we'll still be playing music during the Fund Drive. You'll also want to tune in to learn who your listener-chosen Classical Stars turn out to be. We'll unveil one each day, starting from Number 10. 

Wednesday the Spring Fund Drive on HPR begins. Twice a year we do a ten-day membership drive to ensure that HPR can continue bringing you the great proramming that you've come to expect. If you're a regular listener and a member, mahalo for your support. If you're a regular listened, but haven't yet joined us, we'd love to have you join us.

We have two days of regular programming before the drive begins. Today, Sharene Taba is hosting, as she has been for a past couple of months on Mondays. I'll be back on Tuesday and for the rest of the week. 

It's the  88th day of the year! Join me to celebrate World Piano Day. You'll hear from some great pianists, playing the instrument in some of its versatile roles - soloist, ensemble player, accompanist.  

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  Music from France has has been central to the development of Western Classical Music. Today the program will focus on works by composers such as Milhaud, Lully, Roussel, Bosmans, Rameau, Lalo, Delibes, Chaminade, Nadia Boulanger, and Machaut. Allons y!

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  As Women's History month nears its end, I choose to play works by women composers throughout the history of Classical Music. I'm choosing from works by Lili Boulanger, Clara Wieck Schumann, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Hildegard von Bingen, Rebecca Clarke, Anne Dudley, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Teresa Carreño, Germaine Tailleferre, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Elizabeth Maconchy and Jacquet de la Guerre. If you listen to this program regularly, you may have heard works by some of these composers already. 

It's Women's History Month, so I've chosen a second day of performances led by women conductors. You'll hear from Alondra de al Parra, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Jane Glover, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Gisèle Ben-Dor. 

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Judy Anderson is hosting Classical Pacific today, offering you another perspective on Classical music. I will be back tomorrow and the rest of the week. 

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  As part of women's history month, I'm focusing on women conductors today, and possibly next Tuesday. Although I include women in my general output for Classical Pacific, it's wonderful to be able to spend an entire program on them alone. Some of today's featured conductors will be Marin Alsop, Emmanuelle Haïm, Sarah Hicks, JoAnn Falletta, and Eve Queler.

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More performances found in the drawer of unfiled CDs in the HPR Library. I'm inspired by the continued output of excellent Classical music, even as the conversation about its death continues. Your additional requests, comments are always welcome. 

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In our CD and vinyl music library at HPR, we have lots of newly arrived CDs that havent yet been filed. Today, I'll play a few of them for you. Composers include Sammartini, Copland, Ung, Vivaldi Beethoven, Svoboda, Shostakovich, Mozart, Druckman and Brahms. 

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 A listener who enjoys sharing the program with her grandson asked if I might do a program on animals. So, here it is. I haven't focused on animals as an inspiration for composers for a while. You'll hear music by Schubert, Telemann, Vivaldi, Stravinsky, Handel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, and possibly more.  

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  Judy Anderson is guest-hosting on Classical Pacific this afternoon, sharing a preview of Spring through Classical Music. I'll be in from Tuesday through Friday. 

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"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Join me for a final day of presenting works of Classical music with interesting or unusual names, which sometimes come from the composer, sometimes the publisher, and sometimes from classical fans. You'll hear music by Mozart, Birtwistle, Shostakovich, Dvorák, Anton Rubinstein, Chopin, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Mendelssohn.

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  Many works of Classical Music have associated names beyond just what type of pieces they are, and it can be interesting to see how those names came about. For a second day, I'm playing works with interesting titles or nicknames, and I'll give you a little information on them that might be useful as a conversation starter! By the way, Happy Pi Day.

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Today on Classical Pacific, musical works identified with nicknames or memorable titles. Sometimes the title identifies the intent of the composer, and/or is named by the composer. Sometimes the work gains a nickname that the composer had nothing to do with. From Jokes to Raindrops to Spinning, the possibilities are endless. I may include a small quiz!

  Today I'm playing new releases, mostly from 2019, with a few slightly earlier. There's still time to vote for your favorite Classical Stars on the HPR website - perhaps you'll hear a new favorite on today's program!

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