Atherton Season - Summer 2019

Mar 25, 2019

Schedule subject to change.
Ticket packages are currently available as thank you gifts for a membership donation.

August 31 – Christopher Yohmei Blasdel & Sasha Bogdanowitsch – Modern and Classical Shakuhachi/World
Japanese shakuhachi master Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and Sasha Bogdanowitsch make their Atherton debut with an evening of songs played on the shakuhachi and pan drum. SOLD OUT

September 7 – Freddie Miranda Jr. Quintet - Latin Jazz
This event is exclusively for HPR members! Includes preshow reception with the band and Latin Beat host Ray Cruz. Swing to the Latin and salsa rhythms of Freddie Miranda, Jr., drummer and percussionist extraordinaire. Originally from Puerto Rico, Freddie trained and eventually became professor of percussion at the Conservatory of Puerto Rico's prep school. He has performed and recorded all over the world with such luminaries as Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Bobby Valentín, and Ray Barretto, and has also shared stage with all-time greats like Sammy Davis Jr. and Maynard Ferguson. TICKETS

The Atherton Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Ameresco.

About the Atherton Performing Arts Studio
The Atherton Studio seats up to 75 people and hosts intimate performances that are often like sitting in on a studio recording session. All concerts are on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as Atherton events frequently sell out before the performance date.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots at First Hawaiian Bank (Kapiʻolani branch) and the Pan Am Building. Please do not park in the Don Quijote parking lot. Click here for a map

Past Concerts

May 25 – Pacific Harp Project – Jazz
The Pacific Harp Project brings their unique sound back the Atherton, with new music and a new CD.

June 1 – DeShannon Higa – Jazz
This Hawai‘i-based jazz trumpeter celebrates his newest CD titled “Words Cannot Express.” Featuring original songs and covers, all done in an instrumental style.

June 8 – Peter Apo Band - Music of the Love Generation – Pop/Rock
Take a stroll down memory lane through the music and stories that defined an American generation in the 1960's and 70's.

June 15 – Constant as the Moon – Jazz/Folk/Pop
A collaboration between Wade Cambern (Hawaiian Style Band) and Tsun-Hui Hung. They blend the evocative sound of the erhu with guitar and voice, blossoming into a new sound fed by ancient roots.

June 22 – Patrick Galvin – Classical Violin
An intimate evening of violin music with InterMusic SF violinist Patrick Galvin.

June 29 – 2ality with Steve Grimes and Steve Stusser – Folk Rock/Americana
Maui-based guitar maker Steve Grimes and longtime musical partner Steve Stusser make their debut in the Atherton Studio.

July 6 The Chames Gang Blues
Featuring Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning guitarist Larry Dupio, The Chames Gang returns to town to play original songs from Larry’s album, “Lightning Strikes Hilo,” and showcase their classic rock and blues favorites. The “Gang” is comprised of Ian Chames on bass, Scott Shafer on drums, and Mo “Mofessor” McConnell on keyboards…The Chames Gang rides again! TICKETS

July 13 Wayne WilkinsonJazz Guitar
Colorado-based guitarist Wayne Wilkinson makes his return to the Atherton with a solo performance of jazz standards interpreted for the guitar. The last time he joined us in the studio, he played side-man to jazz pianist Leonore Raphael. This marks Wayne’s solo debut in the Atherton Studio. TICKETS

July 17 – Hawaiian Style Band - Talk Story 
This talk story event complements July 20's performance from Hawaiian Style Band. We'll hear from the musicians themselves about how the band was first conceived, their creative process, and the evolution of musical influences. Moderated by HPR's Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid), followed by Q&A with the audience. TICKETS

July 20 Hawaiian Style Band, UnpluggedContemporary Hawaiian
The Hawaiian Style Band makes its Atherton Studio debut featuring the original members of the band along with a few friends. They’ll be sharing all their original hits and well-loved songs in a stripped down and mostly acoustic style. SOLD OUT - see second show on July 21.

July 21 SECOND SHOW ADDED! Hawaiian Style Band, Unplugged – Contemporary Hawaiian
Due to popular demand, we've added a second show with The Hawaiian Style Band, this time in the afternoon. This show will feature the original members of the band along with a few friends, sharing their original hits and well-loved songs in a stripped down and mostly acoustic style. 

July 27 – The Elevations – Vintage Soul
The Elevations bring their vintage soul and funk sound to HPR’s Atherton Studio! We challenge everyone in the studio to stay in their seats while The Elevations play a mix of soul and funk classics from the likes of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, plus brand new smoking hot originals. Ya dig?

August 3 – Gypsy 808 – Gypsy Jazz
Gypsy 808 offers the unique sound of hot club gypsy jazz, inspired by the great Django Reinhardt. To that rich tradition they overlay blues and Hawaiian swing, with hints of classical music for good measure.

August 10 – Gordon Freitas – Folk/Rock
Folk singer/songwriter Gordon Freitas returns to the Atherton studio for his first solo performance with us.

August 17 – Stephen Inglis –  Hawaiian/Slack Key/Americana
Award-winning singer/songwriter Stephen Inglis returns to the Atherton studio for a solo concert featuring all that he does. Featuring traditional Hawaiian, slack key instrumentals, Americana and folk originals, slacking on the Dead, and much more!

August 24 - AguaDulce Salsa Band - Salsa
Come dance to the high energy grooves of the AguaDulce Salsa Band.  This group of talented friends offers exciting Caribbean and Latin American hip-shaking salsa, merengue, and bachata rhythms. Led by Carlos Betancourt, this ensemble showcases some of the best and most versatile Latin, jazz, and reggae musicians in the state.