Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts

Hawaiʻi Public Radio is proud to present broadcasts of performances by the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra recorded live during HSO’s 2013-2014 Halekūlani Masterworks Series at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu. HPR Music Director Gene Schiller is your host.

The Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra broadcasts on Hawaiʻi Public Radio are sponsored by Mid-Pacific Institute, home of Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts.

Broadcast date: Sunday, July 20 at 1 pm
“A Night with Béla Fleck”

Michael Stern, Conductor
Béla Fleck, Banjo

  • Stephen Hartke - Pacific Rim
  • Béla Fleck - "The Impostor" Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra
  • Copland - Symphony No. 3

Broadcast date: Sunday, July 27 at 1 pm
“Beethoven's Ninth”

Andrew Litton, Conductor
Oʻahu Choral Society, Esther Yoo, Artistic Director
Chiho Villasenor, Soprano
Maya Hoover, Mezzo-Soprano
Kip Wilborn, Tenor
Leon Williams, Bass

  • Tchaikovsky - Suite No. 4 in G Major, Op. 61 (Mozartiana)
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (The Choral Symphony)

Broadcast date: Sunday, August 3 at 1 pm
Herbig Conducts Beethoven
Gunther Herbig Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

  • Beethoven Coriolan Overture
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Broadcast date: Sunday, August 10 at 1 pm
Prokofiev & Strauss
Junichi Hirokami Conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers Violin

  • Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite
  • Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
  • Strauss - Rosenkavalier Suite
   Junichi Hirokami, Conductor + Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Broadcast date: Sunday, August 17 at 1 pm
Gershwin & Beethoven
Maximiano Valdes Conductor
Sara Davis Buechner Piano

  • Ravel - Alborada del Gracioso
  • Gershwin - Piano Concerto
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
   Maximiano Valdes, Conductor + Sara Davis Buechner, Piano

Broadcast date: Sunday, August 24 at 1 pm
Iggy Plays Paganini
Gerard Schwarz Conductor
Ignace “Iggy” Jang Violin

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 39
  • Mozart - Adagio for Violin and Orchestra
  • Paganini - “La Campanella”
  • Elgar - Enigma Variations
  Gerard Schwarz, Conductor + Iggy Jang, Violin

Broadcast date: Sunday, August 31 at 1 pm
Concerto for Koto
Naoto Otomo Conductor
Yumi Kurosawa Koto

  • Akutagawa - Musica per Orchestra Sinfonica
  • Daren Hagan - Genji, Concerto for Koto and Orchestra (World Premiere)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
   Naoto Otomo, Conductor + Yumi Kurosawa, Koto  

Broadcast date: Sunday, September 7 at 1 pm
Grieg & Berlioz
Naoto Otomo Conductor
Conrad Tao Piano

  • Sibelius - Finlandia
  • Grieg - Piano Concerto
  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Naoto Otomo, Conductor + Conrad Tao, Piano

Broadcast series supported by Mid-Pacific Institute