HPR Events

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.

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.

Tickets available online


 

December 20: Lito Arkangel - Contemporary Hawaiian

Lito ArkangelBorn 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.

Listen to his interview with Derrick Malama of HPR-2's Kanikapila Sunday here.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.


 

January 10: Sean Robbins – Slack Key

Sean RobbinsAn 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.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.


 

January 17: Lenore Raphael – Jazz piano

Lenore RaphaelCritics, 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)

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.

 


 

January 24: Shoji Ledward – Jazz Guitar

Shoji LedwardGuitarist 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.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.

 


 

February 7: Kenneth Makuakāne – Hawaiian

Kenneth MakuakaneA 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 Leo, Hapa, Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.

 


 

February 21: Duane Padilla – Jazz

Duane PadillaA 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 special guests Benny Chong on jazz ‘ukulele and Byron Yasui on bass and this evening promises a dynamic and lyrical experience.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.


 

February 28 : Doug Fitch – Acoustic Guitar

Doug FitchFrom 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.

Tickets available online or by calling (808) 955-8821 during business hours.