Rhapsodies Wrap Up The Hawai’i Symphony’s Masterworks Season, Pops Ahead!


 The Hawai’i Symphony has a glorious concert planned for this weekend featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  It will be performed by one of Hawai’i’s favorite pianists.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with Jon Kimura Parker, fresh off his performances at the Chamber Music International in Dallas.

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs this Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20, at the NBC Concert Hall.  The program also includes Tan Dun’s “Internet Symphony #1”, and Mussorgsky’s colorful “Pictures at an Exhibition.”  The Hawai’i Symphony’s Pops concerts continue with Jimmy Borges May 31st, then Kenny Loggins Jne 10th at the Shell.   A July 4th spectacular is also planned at the Waikiki Shell.   Call or check http://hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/concerts/ for information.  To purchase tickets for this performance please call 593-9468, or visit the box office at Hawai‘i Opera Plaza at 848 South Beretania, Suite 303. 


For Jon Kimura Parker's lively concerto chats:



May 31st

Jimmy Borges
Conducted by Matt Catingub

June 10
Kenny Loggins
Conducted by Matt Catingub

June 24
Vertical Horizon
Conducted by Matt Catingub

July 4
Jim Nabors, Amy Hanaiali‘i and guests

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