atherton performing arts studio

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Sundays at 4pm on HPR-1, Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances as well as the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

Listen to past shows on the Mixcloud archive HERE

Atherton Winter 2019-2020 Concert Season

Oct 9, 2019

Schedule subject to change.

Ticket packages are currently available as thank you gifts for HPR members.

The Atherton Winter Concert Series is sponsored by The Rice Partnership.

December 7 - Paul Izak
Homegrown artist Paul Izak makes his Atherton Studio debut with an evening of folk, rock, and reggae songs inspired by the land and life in the islands. TICKETS

The Trailer Park Romeos pay tribute to the legendary blues artist Muddy Waters in this episode of Applause in a Small Room.

Hawaii's vintage soul band The Elevation share with us their music and their style in this live reocrding from HPR's Atherton Studio.  

Atherton Season – Winter 2018-2019

Sep 12, 2018

Welcome to HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio.

The Atherton Studio seats 60 to 75 people and is home to a magnificent Bösendorfer concert grand piano. The intimate performances are like sitting in on a private 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 are frequently sold-out before the performance date.

On today's show we're featuring a few of our favorite performances from Jazz artists in the past few years. We'll hear performances by Allison Adams Tucker, Jonathan Karrant, The Pacific Harp Project, Noel Okimoto, Thomas Mackay and Tommy James.

Rhythm Summit features Noel Okimoto playing Vibes, drumset, and pitched and un-pitched percussion, Bassist Dean Taba, and Taiko Master Kenny Endo. They joined us in the Atherton Studio for a concert featuring original compositions showcasing their unique sound and styles.

James Anshutz

Honolulu based singer, songwriter and storyteller James McCarthy shares songs and stories with a live audience in HPR's Atherton Studio.

Hot on the heels of her CD release tour Taimane Joins us in the studio for a live concert for her friends, her fans, and members of HPR. She shared with us songs from her latest CD Elemental alongside renditions and originals from past albums.

Elemental: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/elemental/1388632170

On the next Applause in a Small Room we'll be featuring one of Hawaii's best bluegrass and americana bands, the Saloon pilots.  They joined us n the studio and shared songs ranging from U2 and the Grateful dead to bluegrass favorites.. and all of it done in their usualy saloon pilots style.  This sunday at 4pm on HPR-1

On this show we feature the piano mastery of Tommy James from our series of Piano Jazz Masters Concerts.   Tommy will be sharing music from the cinema from composers such as Bronislau Kaper, Henry Mancini, Vince Guaraldi, and many more. 

We're in the middle of fundraising and today's show is all about sharing what we do on the show. We'll take a listen to a new recording with Blaine Asing and Alx Kawakami, two Hawaii based artists playing a show at the Blue Note Hawaii on April 12 and 13th 2018. In the second segment of the show we'll hear a couple of songs that have become favorites of mine.  The first from Ron Artis II and the second is from Introspektra. and we end the show with live performances from Take 6, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Eric Hutchinson. All recorded in Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Studio.

Atherton Season – Summer 2018

Mar 13, 2018

Welcome to HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio

The Atherton Studio seats 60 to 75 people and is home to a magnificent Bösendorfer concert grand piano. The intimate performances are like sitting in on a private studio recording session. All concerts are on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as the house is frequently sold out before the performance date.

Schedule subject to change.

Eric Hutchinson joined us in the Atherton studio to share his song "Dear Me." Eric is playing at the Blue Note in Waikiki August 31 thru September 2 2017.

 

Take 6 joined us in the studio ahead of their dates at the Blue Note Hawaii. They shared two songs with us. Stand By Me and Straighten Up and Fly Right.

Two of Hawaiiʻs favorite songwriters and performers, Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos joined us in the studio for a performance of the classic song, Nānākuli Blues.

The Rippingtons

Jul 28, 2017

The Rippingtons were in town for a few nights at the Blue Note Hawaii. they stopped by the HPR studios to share some tunes with us.

The songs featured in this performance are... in order:
Destiny
North Star

The Rippingtons are:
Russ Freeman, Guitar
Brandon Fields, Sax
Dave Karasony, Drums
Rico Belled, Bass
Bill Heller, Keys

Next week area music fans have an unusual chance at a brush with greatness: Regina Belle is looking for a singing partner to join her onstage August 3 - 5 at Blue Note Hawaii shows.

Mango Season

Jul 5, 2017

Mango Season is a Honolulu-based seven-piece band that serves up an intoxicating mix of vintage soul, jazz-infused harmonies, and booty-shaking funk. Their Atherton concert will also celebrate the release of their new CD.

Legendary vocal group The Manhattan Transfer are wrapping up a two-weekend run of dates at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki, celebrating 45 years in the music business. The multiple Grammy Award winners have a PBS special with Take 6, and a new record called The Junction, due this fall.

On todays show we're featuring a concert with Streetlight Cadence from August 8th, 2015.  The band features cellist Brian Webb, Violinist Jonathan Franklin, Guitarist Chaz Umamoto, and Accordionist and percussionist Jesse Shiroma.

https://www.streetlightcadence.com/

The New Mastersounds

Jun 7, 2017

The New Mastersounds visited us at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio during their visit to Hawaii while playing at the Blue Note Hawaii.   The New Mastersounds are:Eddie Roberts - GuitarSimon Allen - DrumsPete Shand - Bass guitarJoe Tatton - Piano Thanks to the Blue Note Hawaiihttp://bluenotehawaii.com/

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Hot Club of Hulaville

The ancient Greeks classified seven specific kinds of love. In honor of Valentine's Day, Willow Chang has curated an evening of songs she calls "The Seven Faces of Love." She will bring these beloved tunes from theater, pop, jazz, and beyond to HPR's Atherton Studio on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanying her will be Ernie Provencher (bass), Tom Chun (guitar), Thomas Mckay (vibraphone), and other surprise guests.
 

Jake Shimabukuro's latest release might be his most ambitious yet. Nashville Sessions finds the ukulele virtuoso in a power trio format, taking the traditional instrument into a realm of guitar-like distortion, freewheeling jams and introspective, highly electric passages.

Think Spot Sessions: Surfing

Jul 12, 2016
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Since its inception surfing has changed, boards change, breaks change.  This month's Think Spot Session looks at issues and perspectives on surfing today: Tuesday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. in HPR's Atherton Studio.  Call 955-8821 to reserve.  Always free, Think Spot Sessions are a partnership between the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and Hawai'i Public Radio.  

Think Spot Sessions Featured Speakers:

By popular demand, a second performance in HPR's Atherton Studio of chamber music written especially for guitar has been added on Sunday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. This final concert of the 2015-16 Atherton Winter Season features award-winning classical guitarist Luke Trimble and an ensemble of chamber players from the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The Atherton Studio is noted for its unique suitability to the timbres of guitar and strings. The highlight of the program is Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D major.

Hawaiʻi Public Radio presents an evening of chamber music written especially for guitar, featuring award-winning classical guitarist Luke Trimble and an ensemble of chamber players from the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place on March 5 and closes the 2015-16 Atherton Winter Season. The Atherton Studio is noted for its unique suitability to the timbres of guitar and strings. The highlight of the program is Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D major.

Vocalist Dana Land returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on February 27 with the songs of America’s favorite crooners, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, and Bobby Darin.  The evening is dubbed “Dana Does Frank, Tony, Dean, Mel, & Bobby!”  Land’s music director and accompanist on piano is the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s Tommy James. She is also accompanied by Rockford Holmes (saxophone, flute, clarinet), Alika Lyman (bass), and Von Baron (drums).

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