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Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the vibe mellow and jazzy for this monday evening. Expect new music from Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, a little mellow downtempo beats and more.

Today is devoted to music for wind instruments. I'll also interview two clarinetists from the Hawai‘i Symphony - Jim Moffitt and Norm Foster, as the first interview of a new feature I'm calling Meet Your Symphony. These two have quite a story to tell about their musical and personal connections. You'll also hear music for double reeds - oboe, English horn, bassoon - and more clarinet music. 

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Running all over the place this Friday night... with happy music to propel you into the weekend. Expect a little Latin, Soul, vintage Hawaiian, and more.

  Mozart is back in the house - that means I'm playing CDs that are new to our library. Works are by Corradini, Chopin, Bach, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Turina, d'Rivera and Mozart, with a couple of unusual arrangements. The library just keeps growing!

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No real theme for tonight's show, just picking music on the fly... the way radio should be.  Working in new music from Tanukichan, and a few others.

  Today, a celebration of animals through the works of classical composers. I'll be playing music by Vaughan-Williams, Delius, Haydn, Telemann, Siamak Aghaei, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Schubert and Copland. I'll also be interviewing composer Takuma Itoh and scientist Melissa Price on their recent educational music project, the Symphony of the Birds. Melissa will also appear on the upcoming Science Friday event with Ira Flatow at Hawai‘i Theatre tomorrow evening. 

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Happy 4th of July! I'm marking the occasion with a collection of songs about American immigrant struggles, political struggles, freedom, and protest songs often mistaken for being super patriotic.

  Today, a celebration of American orchestras. I'm choosing from among the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, and more - a reflection of the variety that is the United States. 

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Julie Filipenko
Julie Filipenko

Picking the music on the fly, and keeping the music eclectic as well as tasty... very, very tasty.  Expect a blend of downtempo, indy, reggae, and world.

Today - Classical Music of Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile and Brazil, featuring Manuel Ponce, Alberto Ginastera, Pedro Allende, Hécto Tosar, Julian Aguirre, Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa Lobos, Astor Piazzola, Leo Brouwer, Cesar Mariano, Pixinguinha, and Waldir Azevedo. 

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Keeping the music mellow and Jazzy this evening, exploring both new Jazz releases as well as some classics. I'll also be taking a dive into the new John Coltrane release of lost recordings.

Today, a look at classical music banned during different periods of history. Composers will include Rouget de Lisle, Zoltán Kodály, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Claude Debussy, Alban Berg, Aaron Copland, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. 

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Here we go with DAY 5... the last day of this weeklong summertime series.  And I think I've saved the best for last. It's going to be an upbeat mix of Soul, Reggae, Latin and other tasty treats.

Today on Classical Pacific, another Red Letter Day, this time celebrating the Letter T. Composers will include Thompson, Theodorakis, Tchaikovsky, Torroba, Thalberg, Telemann, Tartini, Tallis, Mozart, and Rózsa. 

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Continuing on with day #4 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm keeping it really light and playful with a little reggae and jazz in the first hour, and slowing it down in the second.

  Today, a celebration of the Baroque period. Many people place the Baroque between 1600 and 1750, but I may begin a little earlier, with what others call the Early Baroque, beginning in the mid-sixteenth century. Join me.

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Feeling better and continuing on with day #3 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm mixing a in a little Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Indy-Rock selections.

Today I'm creating a program for you using the element of chance, pulling numbers from one to nine out of a hat to determine the size of each ensemble. Join me for a day of small ensembles by great performers in a variety of periods.

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Following up on yesterday's program of music from Northern European countrie (Norway, Denmanrk and Estonia), today I'll focus on Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. Composers include Jean Sibelius, Hugo Alfvén, Mikolaus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Leevi Madetoja, Jonas Kokkonnen and Kaija Saariaho. As many of these composers are not commonly featured in American performances, I'll add some context as we go. 

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So I missed the the Summer Solstice last week, and my opportunity to do a show around it. So to make up for that... I'm devoting this week, hopefully all 5 days of it... to the warm sounds of Summertime.

  Okay, so I said that I'd change themes, but I realized that doing programs by country or geographical area yields content that I haven't played before on the air. Today and tomorrow I'm playing music of Northern Europe, beginning with Denmark, Norway and Estonia. Composers today will include Friedrich Kuhlau, Dietrich Buxtehude, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Carl Nielsen, Vagn Holmboe, asger Lund and Arvo Pärt. 

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Weaving together selections fo music picked from around the world for this Friday evening...as well as a few current favorites.

 I've been enjoying playing music of individual countries all week. Today, I'll end this theme for now with music of Russia (although there are many more countries to feature, and I will do so soon). Composers featured today include Vasily Titov, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Scriabin, Alexander Glazunov, Reinhold Glière, Aram Khatchaturian, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Arensky and Dmitri Shostakovich. 

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Picking out music on the fly this evening... and just trying to keep it nice and cool to even out this muggy weather with a little sophistication.

  It's the fifth day of programs focusing on one country. So far I've played music from England, Italy, Spain and France, and today is for Germany. You'll hear some of the most renowned German composers, but I'm focusing more on what some would call the second tier of composers.

Creating a cure for the Hump-Day blues...with some BLUES! Well...Blues and Indy-Folk, and some Americana.

This week I'm playing the music of a single country or geographic area per day. Today I'll take you on a musical tour of France. Composers for today include Guillaume de Machet, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François-Joseph Gossec, Hector Berlioz, Lili Boulanger, Éduardo Lalo, Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy.

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  This week I'm playing music of a specific country or area each day. Travel with me to hear a small portion of music created over the centuries. Who knows how long this might go on? Today, music of Spain. You'll hear compositions by Gaspar Sanz, Antonio Soler, Pablo de Sarasate, Manuel de Falla, Fernando Sor, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo and Joaquin Turina. 

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Tokio Aoyama
Tokio Aoyama

I'm using this monday night session to explore cuts from new musicians carrying on the torch of Jazz and Downtempo.

Fund the new Pacific Harp Project CD

All week (actually beginning with last Friday), I'll be playing music of a single country each day. Today, we spend three hours in Italy, listening to music composed by Palestrina, Geminiani, Frescobaldi, Tartini, Corelli, Clementi, Verdi, Ponchielli, Respighi and Morricone. Just a taste of the feast that is the music of Italy.

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