The Atherton Performing Arts Studio is Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s gift to the community and a way to invite the public into our studio complex. With its perfect acoustics, this 75-seat space provides a superior live concert experience.

HPR produces summer and winter seasons of live concerts in the Atherton featuring a diverse program of artists with national and international careers, as well as emerging local bands. The intimacy of the room creates the opportunity for a more “talk story” sharing by the performer, which Atherton audiences have come to treasure.

A selection of past Atherton concerts also air on Applause in a Small Room (Sunday 4 pm, HPR-2).

Location and parking

  • 738 Kāheka Street, ground floor of the Hawaiʻi Public Radio Plaza building, across from Don Quijote (closest cross street is Makaloa). map
  • Metered street parking or paid lots at First Hawaiian Bank (Kapiʻolani branch) and in the Pan Am building.




Atherton Winter Season 2015-2016

All performances on Saturday at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Reserve seats online (see link under specific concert) or call HPR at 955-8821 during regular business hours. HPR members receive preferred pricing.
Schedule subject to change.

Bonnie Rice and The Rice Partnership, exclusive sponsors of the Atherton Concert Series



Nov 2 (Monday) – HPR Premium Event – A Musical Conversation with Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones

Join HPR’s Dave Lawrence for an intimate conversation with Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and the leader of Booker T. and the MGs ("Green Onions" and "Hang ʻEm High"). This is an HPR members-only event.

SOLD OUT
Booker T. Jones is also appearing at Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival on October 31.

Nov 21- Tom Mackay & Tommy James

A jazz evening experience featuring vibraphone and piano in the perfectly intimate acoustic space.

This event has been postponed.

Nov 28 – Kimo Hussey

Kimo HusseyAn evening with world renowned ukulele artist and educator Kimo Hussey, who shares his knowledge of music and ʻukulele with all of us.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
(HPR offices are closed on Thanksgiving Day and the following day.)

 

 


Dec 4 (Friday) – Pacific Harp Project

Pacific Harp ProjectPacific Harp Project is dedicated to exploring new realms of music for harp and rhythm section through the combining of traditional harp repertoire with improvisation, jazz, pop, and original compositions. The group consists of Megan Bledsoe Ward (harp), Noel Okimoto (vibraphone), Jon Hawes (bass), and Allan Ward (drums).

 Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
(HPR offices are closed on Thanksgiving Day and the following day.)


Dec 12 – The Sinatra 100th Birthday Concert with Jimmy Borges

Jimmy BorgesA very special event on the occasion of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with local jazz legend Jimmy Borges, accompanied by his longtime collaborator pianist Betty Lou Taylor. The evening's set list will be based on audience requests! This is an HPR members-only event.

SOLD OUT.

 


Dec 18 (Friday) - Streetlight Cadence

Streetlight CadenceStreetlight Cadence is a four-piece Alternative Folk Pop band that started on the streets of Waikīkī and is now based in Southern California. This December, they are back in the islands for some special early release concerts of their newest album, Beyond Paradise. The CD will be available at this performance at HPR.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays during business hours.

Dec 19 – Celtic Waves

Celtic WavesHawai‘i’s premier Celtic band returns for their annual celebration of the Winter Solstice. There will be dancing!

Event cancelled by artists.

 


Jan 9 – Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres KaheleMusician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and educator Kuana Torres Kahele returns to the Atherton for a long-awaited presentation of material from his acclaimed series of CDs entitled "Music for the Hawaiian Islands."

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Jan 16 – Lenore Raphael & Doug MacDonald


Lenore RaphaelA Steinway Concert Jazz Artist and award-winning jazz composer, Lenore Raphael brings her swinging original arrangements of standards from the Great American Songbook in the Atherton. She will be joined by bop-based guitar wizard Doug MacDonald.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays during business hours.


Jan 22 (Friday) & 23 (Saturday) – HPR Premium Event – Karin Allyson Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein

Karrin AllysonSinger/pianist Karrin Allyson returns to Honolulu for an evening of music in the intimacy of HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. The five-time Grammy nominated Allyson will be joined by Bruce Hamada, bass, and Jim Howard, piano, to perform selections from her newly released and recently Grammy-nominated CD, “Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein” and other musical gems.

Tickets available by calling 955-8821 weekdays during business hours. Or reserve online for performance on

Saturday, January 23.

(Friday, January 22 show is sold-out.)


Jan 30 – Sandy Tsukiyama and the Braz Jazz

Sandy TsukiyamaThe popular Brazilian group returns with a birthday tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Event cancelled by artist. 

 


Feb 6 – Tony Trischka

Tony TrischkaTony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world.

SOLD OUT.

 


Feb 13 – The Eli Duo

Eli DuoYale alums Duane Padilla (violin) and Ian O’Sullivan (guitar) in an evening of classical, jazz and slack-key inspired music. 

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.


Feb 20 – Partners in Time

Partners in TimeAtherton favorites return with ethnic music from the Balkans and the Near East – primarily from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Armenia and Turkey.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

 


Feb 27 - Dana Land

Dana LandDana Land's repertoire spans popular music from beautiful, romantic jazz standards, sensual Brazilian tunes, to sassy blues. And she is always surrounded by a sterling group of sidemen.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays during business hours.

 


March 5 – Guitar Chamber Music

Luke TrimbleA very special presentation with Luke Trimble on guitar. He is joined by Rachel Saul (violin), Anna Callner (cello) and Colin Belisle (viola), members of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets available online or by calling 955-8821 weekdays during business hours.