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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We begin the second half of the Spring Membership Drive with less than $400,000 to go on a goal of about $880,000. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Bach, Mussorsky, Brahms, Turina, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Johann Strauss II. 

Fund Drive day two. Yesterday was an exciting first day for the fund drive. I won't know the totals for the day until I get to the station, but calls, online pledges and pledges on the HPR App were rolling in so fast that in the last two breaks on Classical Pacific we just read lots of thank yous on the air. The Magical Maestro for the day (#10) was Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra - keep listening to find out who the next one is.

Today is the first day of the Spring Fund Drive. If you love Classical Music, this is the only radio station that offers it to you - 24/7. 

I’ll be playing music of the Magical Maestro for the the day as well as classical works from every period throughout the drive. 

Call 944-8800 to donate from Ō’ahu, or donate on the website or the HPR App. 

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Today I’ve decided to just play some of the CDs that have been sitting on my desk because I knew I wanted to play them sometime, and they have coalesced into an interesting program of mostly piano and chamber music, including works by Brahms, Surinach, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Bach.

I chose music for the day with varied colors and textures, leading up to the semi-annual fundraiser, which begins on Wednesday. Enjoy the colors of Handel, Mozart, Ponce, Robert Beaser, Donald Womack and Dave Brubeck.   

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  Johann Sebastian Bach was born 333 years ago tomorrow. I invite you to celebrate his amazing musical life with me. I can't even begin to do justice to the scope of his work, but I'm going to have a good time trying.

In the 5pm hour, I'll be visited by Kenneth Broberg, the Silver Medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

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This is the third and final day (for a while) for sharing new arrivals to our library. I am thoroughly enjoying becoming more familiar with the library in general and with our new additions. Today I'll be playing music of Borodin, Schubert, Telemann, Osvaldo Golijov, Schumann, Debussy, Turina, Patricia Van Ness, Satie, Haydn, Bach and Bernstein. Let me know how you're liking the selections and what else you'd like to hear.

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My goal each day is to give you a balanced sonic and emotional experience that includes some work that you may know and some that may be new to you.  Today and tomorrow I'm continuing to reach into the drawer of excellent new CDs in the HPR library. Join me to hear works by Antonio Vivaldi, Zoltán Kodály, Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber, Nicolo Paganini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Claude Debussy, Cuban Baroque composer Esteban Salas, and contemporary composers Dan Lyn, Chinary Ung and Padma Newsome. 

Have I told you yet how much I love looking through the new CD drawer (which used to be new CD piles) and finding music to share with you on Classical Pacific? A free treat every day. For today's show I found music by Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Amy Beach, César Franck, Enrique Granados, Ludwig von Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, JS Bach, Claude Debussy, and Reza Vali. The last composer, Vali, is new to me, as is the cellist playing his work. A satisfying day of discovery.

Today I've created a day of concerti for you, music on various instruments and from various musical periods for Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, Bassoon, Piano, Trombone and Cello. I won't play the complete concerto in every instance, but I hope to give you a wonderful concert of varying colors and textures.

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It's Friday, and I've decided to feed you a mixed plate of leftovers today - music that made it to my desk but hasn't been shared on the air yet. You might hear music from James Galway, John Cage, JS Bach, John Adams, William Schuman, John WIlliams, Stephen Sondheim, the Brazillian String Quartet, Stephen Flaherty, Manuel de Falla, Johannes Brahms, John Cunliffe (a tuba concerto!) and Ennio Morricone.

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  In his brief life of 35 years, Mozart composed over 600 works, including 41 symphonies and 21 operas. Beethoven lived longer, but began going deaf in his 20s and continued writing more and more adventurous works even though he was almost totally deaf by 40. Today I'm playing early middle and late works by each composer, for a very small sample of the brilliant development of each composer's work. 

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  Although I regularly include women composers in my programs,  today I'm playing only works by women composers.

  As promised in the title, I'm focusing on the Letter D today - composers whose last name begins with D and/or performers with a D in their name. You'll hear music by Dallopiccola, Donizetti, Dufay, Dowland, Dieupart, Delibes, Debussy and more. It should be Delightful, Delirious, De-Lovely. 

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  In 1893 exciting works by Brahms, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Rachmaninov premiered in various parts of Europe. Today, I'm going to share these works with you, alternating them with new works by Britten, Ginastera, Copland, Rogers and Prokofiev, written fifty years later. 

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  Yesterday I wandered through the library collecting interesting music to play for you, and I have lots of good choices left, so today, I'm continuing with my selections. Today, music of Brahms, Boccherini, Haydn, Beethoven, Hindemith, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, and possibly more. 

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  I like searching through the HPR library for inspiration and to find hidden gems. Today I've collected work by Charles Dieupart, Arvo Pärt, Henri Vieuxtemps, James Horner, Frédéric Chopin, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Sally Beamish, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Clara Schumann-Wieck, Johann Sebastian Bach and Enrique Granados. The works stretch through the centuries, and it should be a wonderful afternoon of music.

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Today - A Day in Music. I'll begin the program with composers' interpretations of sunrise, and end with the transfigured night. Join me!

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  Today I've chosen more concerti and small chamber works than I can possibly play on the radio in three hours. I will pick as I go from the Mozart Horn concerti; Brahms violin sonatas; a guitar concerto by Steve Gray; Schubert piano sonatas; a string quartet by Ginastera, Wolf or Debussy; short works for piano and cello; a Tan Dun guitar concerto; a Vivaldi trumpet concerto, a chamber work by Silvestre Revueltas, and a piano concerto by Wilhelm Stenhammer. This may turn into a multi-day project.

Throughout the history of Western music, composers have been inspired by the work of composers who came before them. Today, I'll focus on some of those inspirations from Palestrina to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorák. 

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Today will be a day of contrasts. I'm looking forward to exploring the richness of traditional and new works, well-known and lesser known works, and works with unique instrumentation. Composers featured will include Johann Stamitz, Franz Doppler, Beethoven, Steven Burke, Mendelssohn, Tom Cipullo, Mozart, Schumann, Alfred Schnittke, Bartók, Tan Dun, Haydn and Glazunov!

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Day four for sharing great performers. Today I've chosen Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Wynton Marsalis, Itzhak Perlman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Mstislav Rostropovich, Igor Kipnis, Pepe Romero and Arthur Rubinstein - performers past and present who have brought Classical music to the highest level of expression. 

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Welcome to a third day of great performers. Today I'm featuring Igor Kipnis, Pepe Romero, Jean-Pierre Rampal (twice!), Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, and Wynton Marsalis. 

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More great performers today. Artists include Yo-Yo Ma, Gustav Leonhardt, the Guarneri Quartet, Misha Maisky, José Carreras, Placido Domingo, Midori, Emerson String Quartet, Ton Koopman, Yehudi Menuhin and Martha Argerich. 

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While looking through the HPR library for great performances, I found so many that I may focus on this theme for several days. Today I've chosen performances from the Baroque through the present day. Featured performers include Alfred Brendel, Sabine Meyer, Julian Bream, Renée Fleming, Jennifer Koh, Awadagian Pratt, The Bang on a Can All-Stars, Murray Perahia, Kiri Te Kanawa and James Galway. 

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To frame the program today I've decided to use a process favored by some twentieth- and twenty-first century composers - adding the element of chance. I've selected works at random from the HPR library and I'm going to choose which pieces and in what order I play them by chance, with one caveat - as I reach the end of each hour, I need to choose a work that can finish before I get to the station ID and news. To that end, I have a separate pile of CDs with short tracks. So yes, it's kind of a math problem!

Tuesday's program covered music of the Baroque, and Wednesday featured music of the Classical Period. Today, I'm focusing on the Romantic Period. So many composers - so little time. If there's a theme for these thee days, it's the fickleness of fame - composers who were famous in their lifetime, yet faded in time, and those who may or may not have been recognized in their time, but have grown in stature over the centuries. Today, listen with me to Kalkbrenner, Saint-Saëns, Chabrier, Alfven, Beach, Albeniz, Schubert, Brahms and Massenet. 

Yesterday the program focused on Baroque Music, Today is for Music of the Classical Period. Composers featured today include Hummel, Haydn, Clementi, Boccherini, Stamitz, Mozart, Weber, Cimarosa, Beethoven and Salieri. 

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For the next three days, I decided to play music from a single period each day, featuring composers of lesser and greater current recognition. Today, I'm focusing on the Baroque and works of Telemann, Corelli, Vivaldi, Rameau, Handel, Tartini, and Couperin. I'll also be playing two works by JS Bach next to new works inspired by those works. Tomorrow, I'll focus on the Classical period, and Thursday on the Romantic period. 

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Off the Desk is just another way of saying More New Arrivals. As you can see from the pile on the desk in the library, we receive lots of new CDs - some are new releases and others are sent in the hopes that we will play them because they have merit. I like to sort through them and find gems.

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