Louise Keali'iloma King Lanzilotti

Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti comes from a multi-ethnic background that has informed many of her beliefs. Her experience covers artistic, educational and administrative areas of the arts. As a conductor, she has been the musical director for many musicals in the past thirty years. In 2010, she founded Kalikolehua – El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for children from underserved neighborhoods, focused on transforming lives through music. She was the Managing Director of Honolulu Theatre for Youth for ten years (2001-2011), guiding it to greater stability through creative solutions and extensive partnerships. She served as Curator of Education at the former Contemporary Museum for thirteen years (1988-2001). Lanzilotti taught for over twenty years in public, private and alternative schools K – 12, developing a method of writing music and plays with students, which solidified her understanding of the importance of arts engagement for all.

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  Today, a celebration of American orchestras. I'm choosing from among the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, and more - a reflection of the variety that is the United States. 

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Today - Classical Music of Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile and Brazil, featuring Manuel Ponce, Alberto Ginastera, Pedro Allende, Hécto Tosar, Julian Aguirre, Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa Lobos, Astor Piazzola, Leo Brouwer, Cesar Mariano, Pixinguinha, and Waldir Azevedo. 

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Today, a look at classical music banned during different periods of history. Composers will include Rouget de Lisle, Zoltán Kodály, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Claude Debussy, Alban Berg, Aaron Copland, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. 

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Today on Classical Pacific, another Red Letter Day, this time celebrating the Letter T. Composers will include Thompson, Theodorakis, Tchaikovsky, Torroba, Thalberg, Telemann, Tartini, Tallis, Mozart, and Rózsa. 

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  Today, a celebration of the Baroque period. Many people place the Baroque between 1600 and 1750, but I may begin a little earlier, with what others call the Early Baroque, beginning in the mid-sixteenth century. Join me.

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Today I'm creating a program for you using the element of chance, pulling numbers from one to nine out of a hat to determine the size of each ensemble. Join me for a day of small ensembles by great performers in a variety of periods.

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Following up on yesterday's program of music from Northern European countrie (Norway, Denmanrk and Estonia), today I'll focus on Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. Composers include Jean Sibelius, Hugo Alfvén, Mikolaus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Leevi Madetoja, Jonas Kokkonnen and Kaija Saariaho. As many of these composers are not commonly featured in American performances, I'll add some context as we go. 

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  Okay, so I said that I'd change themes, but I realized that doing programs by country or geographical area yields content that I haven't played before on the air. Today and tomorrow I'm playing music of Northern Europe, beginning with Denmark, Norway and Estonia. Composers today will include Friedrich Kuhlau, Dietrich Buxtehude, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Carl Nielsen, Vagn Holmboe, asger Lund and Arvo Pärt. 

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 I've been enjoying playing music of individual countries all week. Today, I'll end this theme for now with music of Russia (although there are many more countries to feature, and I will do so soon). Composers featured today include Vasily Titov, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Scriabin, Alexander Glazunov, Reinhold Glière, Aram Khatchaturian, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Arensky and Dmitri Shostakovich. 

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  It's the fifth day of programs focusing on one country. So far I've played music from England, Italy, Spain and France, and today is for Germany. You'll hear some of the most renowned German composers, but I'm focusing more on what some would call the second tier of composers.

This week I'm playing the music of a single country or geographic area per day. Today I'll take you on a musical tour of France. Composers for today include Guillaume de Machet, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François-Joseph Gossec, Hector Berlioz, Lili Boulanger, Éduardo Lalo, Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy.

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  This week I'm playing music of a specific country or area each day. Travel with me to hear a small portion of music created over the centuries. Who knows how long this might go on? Today, music of Spain. You'll hear compositions by Gaspar Sanz, Antonio Soler, Pablo de Sarasate, Manuel de Falla, Fernando Sor, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo and Joaquin Turina. 

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All week (actually beginning with last Friday), I'll be playing music of a single country each day. Today, we spend three hours in Italy, listening to music composed by Palestrina, Geminiani, Frescobaldi, Tartini, Corelli, Clementi, Verdi, Ponchielli, Respighi and Morricone. Just a taste of the feast that is the music of Italy.

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For about the next week, I'm choosing to play music by a singe geographic area per day. I begin with Britain today. You'll hear music of Taverner, Byrd, Purcell, Locke,  Holst, Bax, Maconchy, Bridge, Tavener, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Cheerio.

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  Today, a look at the place of form in Classical Music. I'll focus on Theme and Variations form, one of the most accessible, and feature works by some or all of the following composers Vaughan Williams, Handel, Schuman Saint-Saēns, Rachmaninov, Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

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  I feel like dancing today, and I invite you to join me. You can dance to the music of Stravinsky, Styne, Sondheim, Wilson, Piazzola, D'Rivera, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Prokofiev, Copland and more! Join me.  

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  Today, music for the concert hall and the movie theatre, including work by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Moscheles, Handel, Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Williams, Korngold, Menkin, Sakamoto and Rozsa. Don't forget your popcorn for the third hour.

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  Hot off the presses! Most of the music I'll be playing today has been recorded and released in 2018. All of today's music is new to our library. One work is even about the creation of new land through volcanic activity. I'll be playing music by Zoltan Kodály, Arthur Foote, Franz Schubert, Douglas Knehans, Benjamin Britten, Roland Baumgartner, Nicolia Kapustin, WA Mozart and JS Bach. 

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We continue to receive new CDs at least weekly, and they are housed in my favorite drawer in the music library. Today, I'm sharing some of the latest, including a CD just released this month, called French Moments, performed the by Neave Trio. There should be some wonderful moments. 

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Today, a concert with no particular theme, chosen from work that I have wanted to play, but haven't fit in previously. You'll hear Gershwin played on mandolin, a Mozart Piano Concerto, Alicia De Larrocha sharing work by Albeniz, a Ravel Trio, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work by Arvo Pärt, A little more Mozart (why not?), and finally some English folk tunes by Benjamin Britten. 

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I wasn't able to be on the radio yesterday, so today I'll play you the final day of great performances throughout the alphabet. I've enjoyed bringing to light a few artists that I don't normally play on the radio, and I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. On this final day, featured artists include Narciso Yepes, the Yuval Trio, Pinchas Zukerman, Eugenia Zukerman, Nicanor Zabaleta, Christian Zakarias, Zhang Yan, Rainer Zepperitz and Brudda IZ. 

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This week I begin by finishing my tour of great performances using the alphabet as my organizing principle. Today I make it to the beginning of the letter Y, so there will be one more day after this, then on to new horizons. Featured performers today inclue Mitusko Uchida, Sarah Vaughan, Raphael Wallfish, Jeremy Ward, André Watts, Alisa Weilerstein, John Wallace, The XLNT Sinfonia, and Kazuhito Yamashita. 

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It's Friday, and by the end of today I will have reached the letter T in my quest to play peformances by artists with every letter in the alphabet. Today, performances by Thomas Quasthoff - Baritone; Quartetto Esterhazy, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pauline Sachse, Andras Schiff, Andrés Segovia, Frederica von Stade, Barry Tuckwell and Rosalyn Tureck. 

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I am continuibg to play music performed by great artists throughout the week, and it appears that I will need part of next week to finish this theme. Performers featured on today's program will include Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Yehudi Menuhin, Yo-Yo Ma, Nabuko Imai, David Oistrakh, the Orion String Quartet, Gregor Piatigorsky, the Pro Arte String Quartet, Murray Perahia, and André Previn. 

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Today's program continues in the alphabetical mode with performances by Leila Josefowicz, the Juilliard String Quartet, Byron Janis, Keith Jarrett, Moses Kahumoku and George Kahumoku, Jr., Ani Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kennedy, Gustav Leonhardt, And Kite & Marielle Labèque. A lot of excellent music in three hours. Join me. 

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The alphabetic performances continue until I reach the letter Z. Today you'll hear music performed by Eugene Fodor, Pierre Fournier, Jacques Février, Eduardo Fernandez, Glenn Gould, Emil Gilels, James Galway, Stephen Hough, Ronan O'Hora, Vladimir Horowiz and Nabouko Imai. Excitement abounds!

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All this week I'll be sharing great performances throughout the alphabet - today, performers from A-E, including Claudio Arrau, Martha Argergich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Yuri Bashmet, Sarah Chang, the Drottningham Baroque Ensemble, the Cleveland Quartet and the Eroica Trio. I'll try to get to Z by Friday.

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Today - a concert of music performed by small ensembles for you to listen to wherever you are. Drop in for a short time or listen for the entire three hours. Composers will include Copland, Brahms, Haydn, Holst, Fauré, Telemann, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven and Bach. 

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All music performed today will be by composers whose last name begins with the letter S, except for one, and in that case the work is being performed by an artist whose last name begins with S. I tried this time not to feature the most welll-known composers, in order to conitnue to share diverse programming. Join me on HPR 2 from 3-6 pm.

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John Zak, who originated Classical Pacific, has graciously agreed to host the program today while I take care of some personal business. If you look on the website or on the HPR App under Classical Pacific, you will be able to see what he is playing!  Mahalo, John. I'll be back on Thursday. 

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