Welcome to Classical Pacific for December 4, 2017. I’m your host. John Zak. We’re sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call on Giving Tuesday to become members of HPR and an additional mahalo nui to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you and listen for your name on the air!
This past Saturday, violinist, Martin Beaver and pianist, Jonathan Korth performed at UH Mãnoa’s Orvis Auditorium, where they received several well-deserved standing ovations. In today’s Classical Pacific, we’ll hear Martin Beaver performing two Tchaikovsky works that will surely make you wish you had attended that concert!
In today’s broadcast, we’ll hear music of Dvorak, Haydn, Hanson, Chabrier, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Faure.
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. From my “kid time,” my mother always encouraged me to follow my dreams, and I am listening to that advice, which has held me in good stead. 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!”