Welcome to Classical Pacific for December 11, 2017. I’m your host. John Zak.
It was a wonderful weekend of music with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.....Amy Hanaiali’i on Saturday, and Jeff Peterson on Sunday with his brilliant composition for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra. Both concerts brought down the house. Ode to Joy is coming up later in the month....get your tickets quick!
In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, , we’ll hear music of Dvorak, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Percy Faith and his orchestra will regale us with “Brazilian Sleigh Bells,” a song you will not be able to forget....the Hawaii Symphony played it this weekend and I set about looking for it......Bingo...found it.
You may be hearing some on-air promos regarding HPR’s search for a program host for HPR 2 and here’s why: After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to step down from my duties as host of Classical to pursue some exciting opportunities in production and in voice-over work . These new projects will likely take me to the Mainland and overseas for periods of time. But, Hawaii is home and I am delighted to announce that I will also be continuing my happy relationship with HPR in the coming year, with involvement in special projects, which I think you’ll enjoy. HPR has become a deep and meaningful part of my life and I am very proud of the work that is done here every day.
I will be on-air with Classical Pacific until mid December, and then, right after Christmas, meetings and planning sessions begin for the new projects. So, I happily say to my fellow HPR aficionados, “Aloha. A hui hou!”