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HPR-2 - Your home for classical music

Classical Pacific

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated  from a Pacific perspective by Sharene Taba. 

The Early Muse

There is a wonderful richness and variety in Western music before the year 1700. Host Ian Capps explores everything from Medieval chant and troubadour songs to the rich polyphony of Renaissance sacred and secular music, and into the Baroque 'revolution' of the 17th century with its invention of the opera, oratorio, ballet and orchestral music as we know it today.

Evening Concert

Like a constant companion, Evening Concert will accompany you in your car on your commute, at home during dinnertime, or on evening walks while steaming on your mobile phone. Enjoy classic performances from the world’s leading musicians and ensembles and preview concerts from local arts organizations here at home.

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts

HPR and Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra have partnered to broadcast performances from the 2021-2022 Masterworks Series. Each show is hosted by John Kalani Zak and features performances recorded live at Hawaii Theatre Center, Waikiki Shell, Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Hall and Kawaiaha'o Church. These performances will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting May 2. The series concludes on June 20.

Howard's Day Off

Everyone who loves music eventually comes to classical music, but there is so much to explore, so little time. Howard Dicus samples all corners classical, summoning up tracks from his personal CD library. 

Morning Café/Morning Concert

HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Café, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. The program also includes interesting features and often live interviews with visiting guest artists. After the 10am NPR news break, Morning Concert kicks in with longer classical works.

Singing and Other Sins

This show debuted in 1988 with the name "Great Songs." At that time, song meant something that was sung. Now, it can mean almost anything: an opera track, speaking or a movement from a symphony. Something that can be downloaded. In 2011 the show was renamed Singing & Other Sins, perhaps more fitting for a program featuring art song, which is indeed singing. Singing and Other Sinsconcluded on April 9, 2022.

Sunday Brunch

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.