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Classical Pacific June 14th, 2017

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 on HPR 2. I’m your host, John Zak. 

Did you enjoy our trip to Paris and Vienna yesterday? Today we will hear the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven’s “Triple Concert, Opus 56,” featuring  stunning performances by Itzhak Perlman on violin and Yo Yo Ma on cello.  We’ll also enjoy several symphonic poems by Liszt, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra joins us with several pieces by Chabrier.

So, what are your musical plans for the summer? It’s not too early to start planning weekend events. Check out our community calendar at HPR. You’ll be amazed at the variety of musical offerings that are available across the islands. Of course, you can create your own concert by downloading the free HPR app from your app store, and pairing your mobile device with  a bluetooth speaker, then head out to your lanai or at the beach. Imagine Debussy, Faure, or any of your faves playing while you watch a beautiful sunset!

Be sure to visit the Classical Pacific page on HPR’s website to listen to the podcast of my conversation with André Watts and Iggy Jang. If you have keiki in your life, to whom you want to introduce classical music, you will find this conversation especially interesting!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Classical Pacific began in February, 2017, as a result of Hawaii Public Radio’s ongoing commitment to give listeners across Hawaii and around the world more of what they love, on two networks: HPR 1 and HPR 2. Airing five days a week at 3 P.M. Hawaii time, the series  features the finest of the world’s classical music, while also shining a spotlight on orchestras, artists, and composers of the Pacific region, including Polynesia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, The U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. We’ll also add spice with indigenous and World music that is creating new musical languages and collaborations worldwide.

Classical Pacific and all Hawaii Public Radio programs are available online at our website: hawaiipublicradio.org. You can also download the free app for your mobile device and take HPR with you whenever and wherever you travel! Just type  H - P - R in the search box of your App. store!

John Kalani Zak, the son of an airline executive father and a journalist mother, was born in Washington D. C. He has lived in and traveled to many locations around the globe, and is delighted to call Hawaiʻi his home.
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