Symphony announcesBy Tim Ryan
Honolulu Symphony's 2000-2001 fall season will feature several debut performances, as well as return visits by audience favorites.
The Halekulani Classical MasterWorks season thunders into the Blaisdell Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 with violinist Pinchas Zukerman, recognized as an international musical phenomenon for nearly four decades. Honolulu Symphony music director Maestro Sam Wong will conduct the program, which includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, op. 60 and Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61.
Tickets for the gala are $25, $35, $50, $70 and $100. Ticket prices for preferred seating, with post-concert festivities, will be announced later.
Hawaii debut performances during the symphony's 101st season will be violinists Pip Clarke and Robert McDuffie, American tenor Jerry Hadley, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, and pianist Misha Dichter. Returning will be cellist Han Na Chang and pianist Vladimir Feltsman.
The symphony also will celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein and the 100th birthday of Aaron Copland, featuring a yet to be announced celebrity narrator in the "Lincoln Portrait."
Here's the Halekulani Classical MasterWorks schedule:
Sept. 24 and 26: English violinist Pip Clarke performs the Korngold Violin Concerto. Wong conducts.
Oct. 1 and 3: Copland's 100th Celebration featuring featuring Scott Anderson on clarinet; the "Lincoln portrait," Clarinet Concerts and Symphony No. 3.
Oct. 8 and 10: Violinist Robert McDuffie celebrates "The Music of Leonard Bernstein" with Tim Carney and the Oahu Choral Society featuring "On the Town," "Chichester Psalms," "Serenade" and the music of "West Side Story-Symphonic Dances." Wong conducts.
Nov. 19 and 21: Cellist "Han Na Chang Returns!" performing the Saint-Sans Cello Concerto. Wong conducts.
Nov. 26 and 28: "America's Leading Tenor: Jerry Hadley" performs excerpt from great operas. Wong conducts.
Dec. 10 and 12: "Schubert and Mahler 'Unfinished.' " Wong conducts; soloist to be announced.
Jan. 7 and 9, 2001: "Italian MasterWorks" featuring guest conductor Giuseppe Cataldo with pianist Frederick Chiu.
Jan. 14 and 16, 2001: "Liljefors Conducts Sibelius"; Mats Liljefors performs in an all orchestral program and a rare performance of Sibelius' Symphony No. 2.
March 11 and 13, 2001: "Violin Birds" features Honolulu Symphony violinist Ignace Jang performing Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending" and Ravel's "Tzigane."
March 25 and 27: "Mozart's Final Symphonies" conducted by Maestro Wong.
April 1 and 3: "Election 2000! By Popular Demand" with Stuart Chafetz conducting John Williams, Haydn and featuring Symphony bassoonist Paul Barrett.
April 8 and 10, 2001: Conductor/pianist "Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart."
May 13 and 15, 2001: Pianist Vladimir "Feltsman performs Prokofiev." Wong conducts in the Symphony's Russian Piano Festival.
May 27 and 29, 2001: Pianist "Misha Dichter Plays Tchaikovsky" performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concert No. 1. Wong conducts.
There will also be a Dec. 29 holiday benefit performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under the baton of Eiji Oue, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. Tickets are $22.50, $28.50, $36.50, $45 and $60.
Single tickets for Halekulani Classical MasterWorks concert are $16.50, $22.50, $28.50, $36.50 and $50. Inquire about seven-concert subscription prices.
For tickets, call 792-2000 or visit the symphony ticket office at 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 202, in the Castle and Cooke building of The Dole Cannery.
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