Evening Concert

Weekdays at 6 PM on HPR-2
  • Hosted by Craig DeSilva, John Kalani Zak

Transition your day into the night with Evening Concert, every weeknight from 6 to 8 p.m.

Like a constant companion, Evening Concert will accompany you in your car during your commute, at home during dinnertime, or on walks while listening to the live stream on your earbuds.

You’ll enjoy classic performances from the world’s leading musicians and ensembles, previews of concerts from local arts organizations, and Wine@7 for pau hana. Get the latest weather updates and find out what's up in our night sky with StarDate reports from the McDonald Observatory in Austin.

Evening Concert's theme song is the "Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan." The composer/arranger is the late Thomas Canning. The version we use features the Cincinnati Symphony conducted by Jesus Lopez Cobos on the Telarc CD "American Adagios."


Craig DeSilva (Monday-Wednesday)

John Kalani Zak (Thursday-Friday)

Sharene Keliʻipunilei Lum Taba (substitute)

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Evening Concert

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Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.


Joe Stepec on Evening Concert

Oct 15, 2019

Joseph Stepec, Director of the University of Hawaii Symphony and conductor/artistic director of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, talks story with Evening Concert host, John Zak, about several upcoming concerts, including a fundraiser for UH Mānoa's summer European tour.

HPR's Top 10 Classical Stars

Apr 3, 2019

Yo-Yo Ma, your #1 Classical Star! Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg/Sony Classical Edit | Remove

HYS 2019 Spring Concert

Mar 25, 2019

John Devlin, music director of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, stops in for a visit with Evening Concert host, John Zak, and shares information about HYS's Spring Concert, which is coming up on April 7th.

"Joseph Stepec, Director of Orchestras at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, talks with Evening Concert host, John Zak, about a May 2nd, 2018 performance of the University of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Stepec also shares thoughts about the future of classical music and muses on the universal elements that captivate and enthrall listeners and musical artists in equal measure.