Welcome to Classical Pacific for November 29th, 2017. I’m your host. John Zak. I am calling today, "Mahalo Wednesday." We at HPR are sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call to become members of HPR and to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you! Listen for your name on the air!
You will 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 Pacific 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 extended 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 me a hui hou!”
Now back to our programming! In today’e episode of Classical Pacific, we will hear music of Lutoslawski, Debussy, Liszt, and Dvorak, along with some Russian folk tunes and music of Jeff Peterson.