Atherton Studio Concerts

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are on Saturday and begin at 7:30 p.m. All listings are subject to change. Tickets $30 general, $25 HPR members, $15 students with ID. Reservations at 955-8821 during business hours or online at the individual links below. *Premium ticket pricing applies to these concerts.

November 7 - Jon Cleary - Blues Piano

Jon Cleary

Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a multi-talented pianist who combines soulful vocals, masterful piano skills and a knack for composing infectious grooves, melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances solo performances with his own euphonious trio and the noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, while maintaining a career as a noted sideman with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, and John Scofield. His solo performance in the Atherton will feature his signature sound and an evening of insights about the music of New Orleans.

Tickets available online or by phone at (808) 955-8821.


 

November 15: The Alaska String Band – Americana

the Alaska String Band’s members are a gifted guitar-picking, violin-fiddling, dulcimer-playing, bass-banging, mean banjo-jammin’ and cheese-grater-a-scraping family of five, who also deliver some angelic sounding vocals.


 

November 22: Allison Adams Tucker – Jazz Vocals

An international artist, Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the US, including performances on local and national television, radio and in festivals and jazz clubs. She has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Pete Escoveda, Sheila E., Tommy Campbell, and Gene Jackson. 


 

November 29: Kaiholu – Hawaiian Music

Winners of the 2009 prestigious Ka Hīmeni ʻAna competition, Kaiholu makes their Atherton debut. Their characteristic vibrant sound, rich harmonies, and creative arrangements will make for a memorable evening of sweet music.  


 

December 12 (Friday): Orsi and Bálint Sapszon – Hungarian Folk and Classical

Orsi SapszonOrsi and Bálint were born into a musical family in Budapest. An accomplished pianist and arranger, Bálint is accompanied by his sister Orsi, a vocalist who has been a member of Gringo Sztár, among the most popular Hungarian pop groups, since 2011. They have performed in venues around the world and their repertoire is based mostly on Hungarian folk music and arrangements of Hungarian folk songs. They also include pieces by Kodaly and Bartok as well as other remarkable Hungarian composers. 




 

December 13: Hoʻomana Na Mele – Contemporary Hawaiian

Hoʻomana Na Mele consists of Duncan Osorio, Keilana Mokulehua, Ian O’Sullivan and the group Keauhou (Kahanuola Solatorio and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum ). These young Hawaiians will come together under the direction of producer Bailey Matsuda  for a night of music ranging from Traditional Hawaiian to Pop.


 

December 20: Lito Arkangel - Contemporary Hawaiian

Born and raised in the small plantation town of Keaʻau (Olaʻa) on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Lito has been involved in music most of his life and has been entertaining in Hawaiʻi professionally since 1999. He recently released his debut CD Me Ke Aloha which is making some big waves in Hawaiʻi, as well as in Japan and Las Vegas.


 

January 10: Kūpaoa – Hawaiian

Kellen Paik and Lihau Hannahs Paik have been praised by critics for their close harmonies, two beautiful voices, and clean acoustic arrangements. Winners of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, Kūpaoa returns to the Atherton for an evening of mele and music. 


  

January 17: Lenore Raphael – Jazz piano

Critics, jazz hosts and jazz lovers all agree that she is one of the most swingin’ mainstream pianists today. Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, she has taken these influences and created her own recognizable sound. Jazz critic John Gilbert has called her “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream today.” (AllAboutJazz.com)


 

January 24: Shoji Ledward – Jazz Guitar

Guitarist Shoji Ledward brings his idiosyncratic, singular style to the Atherton for a night of musical surprises. He plucks with his right hand while the fingers on his left hand press and pull the strings, creating a complex, three-part, rhythmic counterpoint—melody line, accompaniment, and bass.


 

January 31: Shaun Robbins – Slack Key

An upcoming Hawaiian musician and vocalist, Sean is a graduate of Pāhoa High School. He has been featured on National Public Radio's From the Top and was a big hit at the 2012 Puna Music Festival. Studying under Cyril Pahinui, Sean is currently recording his debut album.


 

February 7: Kenneth Makuakāne – Hawaiian

A prolific songwriter, Kenneth's compositions have been recorded by local artists like the Brothers Cazimero, Na Leo, Kapena, the Pandanus Club, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Loyal Garner, and Gary Haleamau. The winner of 12 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, he has over one hundred albums to his producing credits, working with artists such as Na LeoDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwmakuakanec-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00001QEMM, HapaDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwmakuakanec-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00005B7JE, Amy Hānaiali‘i GilliomDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwmakuakanec-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000008T9R, Raiatea HelmDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwmakuakanec-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00077F8XK, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen.


 

February 21: Duane Padilla – Jazz Violin

A member of both the Hot Club of Hulaville and the Hawai‘i Symphony, Duane brings a classical touch with more than a bit of swing. Add a special guest or two and this evening promises a dynamic and lyrical experience.


 

 

February 28 : Doug Fitch – Acoustic Guitar

From lush, languid, lilting tropical sounds, to fast, furious, frenetic guitar picking, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Doug Fitch performs on traditional slack key guitar and ʻukulele, and sings original and Hawaiian music with skill and passion.


 

March 7: Partners in Time – Balkan

Partners in Time is a Honolulu-based band that plays ethnic music from the Balkans and the Near East – primarily Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Armenian and Turkish – and also some Middle Eastern music. In addition to traditional ethnic music, the group also mixes in some jazz styling and original jazz-ethnic fusion components into its music. They will be joined by New York-based master musician Souren Baronian.