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Day 6 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive, and i'm so very tired and getting pretty loopy! The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months... with a heavy lean on electronic latin.... and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

We begin the second half of the Spring Membership Drive with less than $400,000 to go on a goal of about $880,000. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Bach, Mussorsky, Brahms, Turina, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Johann Strauss II. 

  Day 3 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive, and it's party time after Latin Beat! The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months... with a heavy lean on electronic latin.... and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

Here we go with Day 2 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive! The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months, and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

Fund Drive day two. Yesterday was an exciting first day for the fund drive. I won't know the totals for the day until I get to the station, but calls, online pledges and pledges on the HPR App were rolling in so fast that in the last two breaks on Classical Pacific we just read lots of thank yous on the air. The Magical Maestro for the day (#10) was Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra - keep listening to find out who the next one is.

Here we go with Day 1 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive! The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months, and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

Today is the first day of the Spring Fund Drive. If you love Classical Music, this is the only radio station that offers it to you - 24/7. 

I’ll be playing music of the Magical Maestro for the the day as well as classical works from every period throughout the drive. 

Call 944-8800 to donate from Ō’ahu, or donate on the website or the HPR App. 

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So tomorrow is Pledge Drive, and most, but not all the music will be pretty upbeat for the next 8 or show shows.  So tonight I'm taking one more evening for quite cool before the storm of drive.

Today I’ve decided to just play some of the CDs that have been sitting on my desk because I knew I wanted to play them sometime, and they have coalesced into an interesting program of mostly piano and chamber music, including works by Brahms, Surinach, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Bach.

Ahhh the calm before the storm...at least two days of it.  With the Pledge Drive starting this Wednesday, I'm taking a second of calm to play a mellow show focused on jazzy chilled beats.

I chose music for the day with varied colors and textures, leading up to the semi-annual fundraiser, which begins on Wednesday. Enjoy the colors of Handel, Mozart, Ponce, Robert Beaser, Donald Womack and Dave Brubeck.   

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For this Friday evening I'm navigating between vintage latin and soul with a special focus on the new Orquesta Akokan album that came out today.

  Johann Sebastian Bach was born 333 years ago tomorrow. I invite you to celebrate his amazing musical life with me. I can't even begin to do justice to the scope of his work, but I'm going to have a good time trying.

In the 5pm hour, I'll be visited by Kenneth Broberg, the Silver Medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

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Putting together a SECOND night of new music tonight for Bridging the Gap... only this one is going to be a little more world music focused.

This is the third and final day (for a while) for sharing new arrivals to our library. I am thoroughly enjoying becoming more familiar with the library in general and with our new additions. Today I'll be playing music of Borodin, Schubert, Telemann, Osvaldo Golijov, Schumann, Debussy, Turina, Patricia Van Ness, Satie, Haydn, Bach and Bernstein. Let me know how you're liking the selections and what else you'd like to hear.

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Celebrating the thrill of musical discovery with another show filled with new music and acqusitions.

My goal each day is to give you a balanced sonic and emotional experience that includes some work that you may know and some that may be new to you.  Today and tomorrow I'm continuing to reach into the drawer of excellent new CDs in the HPR library. Join me to hear works by Antonio Vivaldi, Zoltán Kodály, Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber, Nicolo Paganini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Claude Debussy, Cuban Baroque composer Esteban Salas, and contemporary composers Dan Lyn, Chinary Ung and Padma Newsome. 

Happy Tuesday, I'm calling tonight's show (for lack of a better name) "Days of Twang" pulling it's name from a De-Phazz album.  Musically it'll be a dive into dreamy surf rock, twangy Americana/Indy Rock, and a few other surprises.

Have I told you yet how much I love looking through the new CD drawer (which used to be new CD piles) and finding music to share with you on Classical Pacific? A free treat every day. For today's show I found music by Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Amy Beach, César Franck, Enrique Granados, Ludwig von Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, JS Bach, Claude Debussy, and Reza Vali. The last composer, Vali, is new to me, as is the cellist playing his work. A satisfying day of discovery.

For this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap, I'm keeping the music (mostly) mellow, to ease you into your week.

Today I've created a day of concerti for you, music on various instruments and from various musical periods for Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, Bassoon, Piano, Trombone and Cello. I won't play the complete concerto in every instance, but I hope to give you a wonderful concert of varying colors and textures.

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Keeping the music light, upbeat, and fun for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap.

It's Friday, and I've decided to feed you a mixed plate of leftovers today - music that made it to my desk but hasn't been shared on the air yet. You might hear music from James Galway, John Cage, JS Bach, John Adams, William Schuman, John WIlliams, Stephen Sondheim, the Brazillian String Quartet, Stephen Flaherty, Manuel de Falla, Johannes Brahms, John Cunliffe (a tuba concerto!) and Ennio Morricone.

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So about 5 months ago, I the station received two boxes of CDs donated from longtime listeners Richard and Karen Valesek.  I’ve slowly been going through them and am putting together a series of shows pulled exclusively from their collection.  Tonight's show is going to be a eclectic mix of their music, running from Radiohead to The Roots, from Patsy Cline to Annie Lennox... and everything in between. Thank you again to Richard and Karen for their generous donation.

  In his brief life of 35 years, Mozart composed over 600 works, including 41 symphonies and 21 operas. Beethoven lived longer, but began going deaf in his 20s and continued writing more and more adventurous works even though he was almost totally deaf by 40. Today I'm playing early middle and late works by each composer, for a very small sample of the brilliant development of each composer's work. 

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One day late, after the spring equinox... but still a good excuse to theme a show around the seasons.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be all about the sound of spring... laid back, pretty, and filled with life.

  Although I regularly include women composers in my programs,  today I'm playing only works by women composers.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm weaving together a show of new music, and newer sounds and acqusitions.

  As promised in the title, I'm focusing on the Letter D today - composers whose last name begins with D and/or performers with a D in their name. You'll hear music by Dallopiccola, Donizetti, Dufay, Dowland, Dieupart, Delibes, Debussy and more. It should be Delightful, Delirious, De-Lovely. 

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So about 5 months ago, I the station received two boxes of CDs donated from longtime listeners Richard and Karen Valesek.  I’ve slowly been going through them and am putting together a series of shows pulled exclusively from their collection.  Since it’s Monday, and we’re keeping it mellow… tonight’s show will be filled with Jazz.

Thank you again to Richard and Karen for their generous donation.
 

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