HPR Music

  Kung Hee Fat Choy - Gong He Fa Cai. Today for Chinese New Year, which is the Spring Festival, I'll be featuring early Chinese music, new works by Chinese composers,  and performances by people of Chinese heritage. A celebration of all things Chinese in one way or another. 

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Mellow vibes dominate this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap. We'll be weaving in and out of indie-folk, delicate bossa beats, and mixing in a neat Kali Uchis cover of Bjork's 'Venus as a Boy'.

  Sharene Taba continues to host Classical Pacific on Mondays. Join her and share in her unique take on Classical Music.

Join the many listeners around the world who stream HPR2. Also, you can get more information on each CD that is played - follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Writer Nate Chinen is guest DJing this session of Bridging the Gap. He’s the director of editorial content for WBGO Newark, and a contributor for NPR Music. His new book- “Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century” explores the relicency and survival of Jazz music, and he’s discussing it on Monday night at the Blue Note.

  On this Punahou Carnival weekend, I will join with the many revelers and share music of carnivals, masques, and other celebrations. I'll be choosing from music by Fauré, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Verdi, Strauss, Satie, Svendsen, Khatchaturian, Saint-Saëns, Wagner, Shostakovich, Berlios, Korngold, Devussy and Poulenc. 

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Exploring the current state of Jazz, and some brave new territory. It’s a show to really screw on your headphones and thinking cap, and open your mind.  Expect music from Snarky Puppy, Fazer, Sons of Kemet, Reggie Padilla, Jesse Fischer and more.

Today, Baroque music for a rainy day. You'll hear works by Pergolesi, Handel, Geminiani, Couperin, Rebel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Scarlatti, Torelli and Bach. 

To get more information on each CD that I play, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the music eclectic for this evening's session of Bridging the Gap. Starting out with some modern Jazz and finding our way from there.

Time for another Cleanup on Aisle Seven - clearing my desk of all the CDs I've been meaning to include in specific program. It should be a lively three hours, with everything from a whale's tale to music performed by a deaf musician. Join me! 

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Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools
Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools

Paige Okamura, better known as DJ Mermaid at KTUH guest hosts this session of Bridging the Gap.

Recently, several listeners have mentioned how much they enjoy hearing works by composers who aren't the ones that we most associate with an era, so I'm offering a program of a few of those composers. Some you may know well, some only slightly, and some you may not even have heard of. Let me know what interests you.

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Keeping the vibe mellow and chilled this evening on Bridging the Gap, with slow, pretty head nodding beats through the late night airwaves.

  Sharene Taba continues to host Classical Pacific on Mondays throughout January. Join her for her unique take on Classical Music.

To get more information on each CD that I play, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Picking off where Ray Cruz left off, and just stringing some songs together for your Friday evening. Going back and forth between Latin Jazz, new light electronic sounds and a little indie rock.

Gene Schiller interviews conductor Sarah Ioannides, and violinist Iggy Jang. 

  At HPR we continue to receive new releases and other CDs and digital downloads that are new to our library, so I continue to devote entire programs to this content. Let me know what you think of the new work. I always love hearing from you.

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Mohammad Fzi
Mohammad Fzi

Sticking the the Jazz this evening... with a very loose representation as to what that may mean. Exploring both contemporary and traditional Jazz, with new releases mixed in.

     Today, the Letter I. You'll hear music by composers Jacques Ibert, Ibn Zuhr, Charles Ives and Manuel Infante, and performances by Friedmann Immer, Sharon Isbin, Eugene Istomin, Steven Isserlis and I Musici. Join me!

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For most part... I'm picking music on the fly for this session of Bridging the Gap, but trying to steer towards a more global, more upbeat feeling of exploration.

  Today I'm playing works that listeners have asked to hear over the past month or so, although I won't be doing any new ones called in today. At any rate, its' your day. As Noe Tanigawa says, "Listen and see." By the way, you are welcome to write me at the address below and ask to hear favorites in the future.

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Exploring a little Indie Americana this evening. Mixing in a little Indie Rock, Country and other surprises.

  When the Ying Quartet came to Hawai‘i to perform and present master classes to student quartets, one of the Yings (I believe it was Phillip) said words to this effect - A string quartet is like a Mazerati; it can turn on a dime. I feel that his statement can apply to quartets of many types, so I'm dedicating today's program to that idea and playing you a variety of them, from string quartets to piano quartets to saxophone quartets - the exciting world of the quartet. 

Celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with timeline of songs. Starting with the civil war, moving through the horror of lynching and slavery, then moving into songs taken from, or inspired by the civil rights movement.

  Sharene Taba will be hosting today and will bring her unique voice to Classical Pacific, as she has been for the past month. 

To get more information on each CD that is played, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

It's a random Friday for this session of Bridging the Gap. Picking music on the fly, and just keeping it fun for this late evening.

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  Today, music inspired by war and peace. You'll hear music by Biber, Shostakovich, Rzewski, Messiaen, Vivaldi, Chopin, Handel, Reich and more - music celebrating victory, lamenting loss, protesting oppression, and remembering past injustices. 

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Exploring a mixture of Jamaican Ska, Reggae & Dancehall with a spotlight on dancehall legend Sister Nancy ahead of her show at the Blue Note tomorrow.

  Composers are inspired by many sources. Today I'm looking at more works inspired by literature - in this case most inspired by the work of Shakespeare. You'll hear works chosen from the music of Prokofiev, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Offenbach, and more. I'll also be talkin with Ian Capps, host of the Early Muse, about the upcoming concert of Early Music Hawai‘i - he'll give you some insights on the music, leading up to the concert. 

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No theme for tonight's show... just DJing and picking out music on the fly. Either way I'm gonna try to keep it light and addictive.

  Composers are inspired by many sources. Today, I'm focusing on literary inspirations in Classical Music. Sources will include Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton Poe, Goethe, and possibly others, and I'll be choosing from works by Rossini, Verdi, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Berlioz Mendelssohn, Lindley, Beethoven, Minkus, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Glass and Debussy. 

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