After two successful seasons, the Hawai‘i Symphony is unveiling another, colorful addition to Hawai‘i’s music scene. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with the Symphony’s director about new and easy ways the HSO is connecting with the community.
The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season opens September 13 and 14 with Ravel’s Bolero. Note that many concerts will be performed one time only. Check the season listings below. Get tickets and more information at hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org
The Bard, Ballet & Bolero
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Onium Ballet Project
Minou Lallemand, artistic director
Tchaikovsky – Overture-Fantasy to Romeo and Juliet
Mendelssohn – Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten – Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Ravel – Bolero
French conductor Bruno Ferrandis and Italian pianist Fabio Bidini team up for an all-French program.
Sunday, October 19, 4:00 p.m.
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Fabio Bidini, piano
Debussy – Printemps
Satie – Gymnopedies Nos. 1 & 3
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G
Debussy – La Mer
Concerto for Two Pianos
Twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton will make their Hawaii debut with conductor David Stewart Wiley performing Poulenc, Hovahness and Beethoven.
Sunday, November 23, 4:00 p.m.
David Stewart Wiley, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
Hovahness – Symphony No. 2, "Mysterious Mountain"
Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos
Constantine Conducts Brahms
Andrew Constantine makes his first Honolulu appearance with violinist Michael Ludwig.
Sunday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Michael Ludwig, violin
Sibelius – Violin Concerto
Brahms – Symphony No. 1
Ode to Joy
Maestra JoAnn Falletta will conduct this New Year’s favorite featuring the Oahu Choral Society.
Sunday, December 28, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30, 7:30 p.m.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Oahu Choral Society
Esther Yoo, artistic director
Wagner – Selections from Act III of Die Meistersinger
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
Sir Neville Marriner
The acclaimed maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will make his long-awaited Hawaii debut with the remarkable violinist Augustin Hadelich.
Sunday, January 4, 4:00 p.m.
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Berlioz – Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Mozart – Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
Quinn Kelsey and Marjorie Owens
Hawaii's world-famous opera star Quinn Kelsey and his wife Marjorie Owens will perform an evening of opera highlights conducted by Stephen Lord.
Sunday, January 25, 4:00 p.m.
Stephen Lord, conductor
Marjorie Owens, soprano
Quinn Kelsey, baritone
Arias and selections by Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Massanet, Verdi and Wagner
Violinist Jennifer Koh returns to Hawaii to perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with Conductor Xian Zhang.
Sunday, March 1, 4:00 p.m.
Xian Zhang, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin
Rossini – William Tell Overture
Vivaldi – Four Seasons
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
Pianist Natasha Paremsky and conductor Victor Yampolsky present two Russian masterpieces.
Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.
Victor Yampolsky, conductor
Natasha Paremsky, piano
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5
Carlos Miguel Prieto leads a Celebration of Spanish music featuring cellist Mark Kosower.
Sunday, May 3, 4:00 p.m.
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello
Revueltas – Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Lalo – Cello Concerto
Falla – Three Cornered Hat
Naoto Otomo returns to collaborate with star American pianist Orion Weiss.
Sunday, May 10, 4:00 p.m.
Naoto Otomo, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Akutagawa – TRIPTYQUE for String Orchestra
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 25
Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra
Season Finale with JoAnn and Jake
JoAnn Falletta conducts a world premiere concerto featuring ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and Gustav Mahler’s titanic Symphony No. 1.
Saturday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 4:00 p.m.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele
Yasui – Concerto No. 1 for Ukulele and Orchestra (world premiere)
Mahler – Symphony No. 1, "Titan"
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