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HSO: The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 Season

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Credit Brad Goda
Brass section of the Hawai'i Symphony


  After two successful seasons, the Hawai‘i Symphony is unveiling another, colorful addition to Hawai‘i’s music scene.   HPR’sNoeTanigawa spoke with the Symphony’s director about  new and easy ways the HSO is connecting with the community.

The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season opens September 13 and 14 with Ravel’s Bolero.  Note that many concerts will be performed one time only.  Check the season listings below.  Get tickets and more information at hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org

The Bard, Ballet & Bolero

Saturday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Onium Ballet Project

Minou Lallemand, artistic director

Tchaikovsky – Overture-Fantasy to Romeo and Juliet

Mendelssohn – Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Britten – Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Ravel – Bolero

French Impressions

French conductor Bruno Ferrandis and Italian pianist Fabio Bidini team up for an all-French program.

Sunday, October 19, 4:00 p.m.

Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

Fabio Bidini, piano

Debussy – Printemps

Satie – Gymnopedies Nos. 1 & 3

Ravel – Piano Concerto in G

Debussy – La Mer

Concerto for Two Pianos

Twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton will make their Hawaii debut with conductor David Stewart Wiley performing Poulenc, Hovahness and Beethoven.

Sunday, November 23, 4:00 p.m.

David Stewart Wiley, conductor

Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Hovahness – Symphony No. 2, "Mysterious Mountain"

Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos

Constantine Conducts Brahms

Andrew Constantine makes his first Honolulu appearance with violinist Michael Ludwig.

Sunday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.

Andrew Constantine, conductor

Michael Ludwig, violin

Sibelius – Violin Concerto

Brahms – Symphony No. 1

Ode to Joy

Maestra JoAnn Falletta will conduct this New Year’s favorite featuring the Oahu Choral Society.

Sunday, December 28, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 30, 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Oahu Choral Society

Esther Yoo, artistic director

Wagner – Selections from Act III of Die Meistersinger

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

Sir Neville Marriner

The acclaimed maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will make his long-awaited Hawaii debut with the remarkable violinist Augustin Hadelich.

Sunday, January 4, 4:00 p.m.

Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Berlioz – Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto

Mozart – Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

Quinn Kelsey and Marjorie Owens

Hawaii's world-famous opera star Quinn Kelsey and his wife Marjorie Owens will perform an evening of opera highlights conducted by Stephen Lord.

Sunday, January 25, 4:00 p.m.

Stephen Lord, conductor

Marjorie Owens, soprano

Quinn Kelsey, baritone

Arias and selections by Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Massanet, Verdi and Wagner

Four Seasons

Violinist Jennifer Koh returns to Hawaii to perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with Conductor Xian Zhang.

Sunday, March 1, 4:00 p.m.

Xian Zhang, conductor

Jennifer Koh, violin

Rossini – William Tell Overture

Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

Russian Masters

Pianist Natasha Paremsky and conductor Victor Yampolsky present two Russian masterpieces.

Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.

Victor Yampolsky, conductor

Natasha Paremsky, piano

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5


Carlos Miguel Prieto leads a Celebration of Spanish music featuring cellist Mark Kosower.

Sunday, May 3, 4:00 p.m.

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Mark Kosower, cello

Revueltas – Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca

Lalo – Cello Concerto

Falla – Three Cornered Hat

Otomo Returns

Naoto Otomo returns to collaborate with star American pianist Orion Weiss.

Sunday, May 10, 4:00 p.m.

Naoto Otomo, conductor

Orion Weiss, piano

Akutagawa – TRIPTYQUE for String Orchestra

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 25

Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra

Season Finale with JoAnn and Jake

JoAnn Falletta conducts a world premiere concerto featuring ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and Gustav Mahler’s titanic Symphony No. 1.

Saturday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 7, 4:00 p.m.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

Yasui – Concerto No. 1 for Ukulele and Orchestra (world premiere)

Mahler – Symphony No. 1, "Titan"

Current subscribers may renew by calling 94-MUSIC (946-8742). Subscriptions and single tickets are available online, by phone, and at the HSO box office (3610 Waialae Avenue).

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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