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Classical Pacific September 5, 2017

John C. Zak
John C. Zak
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Welcome to Classical Pacific for September 5, 2017. Today we are going to rack up a lot of musical frequent flyer miles on Classical Pacific!

We begin with a beautiful piece from Taiwan, written to honor a great Buddhist Spiritual Master, performed by the Pro Arte Orchestra. We’ll also  hear the incomparable Anne-Sophie Mutter performing “Fantasy on Themes of the Opera, “Carmen”” by Pablo de Sarasate. Seiji Ozawa and the Chicago Symphony chime in with a work by Bela Bartok. We’ll also hear the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra performing several breathtaking works by Tchaikovsky. Jeff Peterson and Yo Yo Ma will drop by as well. It’s a musical feast right here on HPR 2. Classical Pacific - 3 PM today, Hawaii time.

 Don’t forget to vote for your favorite composer on our website, on our mobile app, or on our HPR Classical Facebook page.....we’ll count down your top ten faves during the upcoming Festive Fall Pledge Drive  which  is coming up at the end of September. If you value HPR’s programing, including music, news,  and information...why wait? Donate now.  Visit our website: hawaiipublicradio.org or use HPR’s mobile app, which is available in your app store. You can also vote for your favorite classical composer  on HPR Classical’s  Facebook page.

So, here’s a question and it’s not rhetorical one: What does music mean to you in your life?  How and when to you listen to music? And, most important, how does it make you feel? If you have some comments about this, please let me know. Send me an email through our HPR website. I might read some of the  comments on  the air and I would be quite interested to hear what you have to say!

As I mentioned some time ago, I am still looking for high-quality choral music from across Polynesia, particularly, S?moa and Tonga, and Maori music, as well. If you have access to that music and would be willing to share or to put me in contact with someone who might be able to assist in that regard, please let me know via e mail on this website or feel free to call the station (808) 955-8821 and leave me a message. And while we’re on the subject, what music from the Pacific region would you like to hear? Would you be interested in hearing more World Music, other classical artists? Any artists you especially love? Let me know!

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!
 

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