The Ahn Trio's concert with the Honolulu Symphony will be broadcast Feb. 15.
Symphony concerts to be broadcast on radio
Couldn't make it to the symphony this season? That doesn't mean you have to miss the music.
Wednesdays in February, Hawaii Public Radio will broadcast concerts from the current Honolulu Symphony Orchestra season.
The concerts will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on KHPR 88.1 in Honolulu, KKUA 90.7 in Wailuku and KANO 91.1 in Hilo.
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller will host a series of interviews during intermissions.
Wednesday: Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, with the symphony's principal cellist, Mark Votapek. Other works include Tan Dun's "Orchestral Theatre 'O'" and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. Guest conductor is Alexander Mickelthwate. Schiller's intermission interview will feature Votapek.
Feb. 8: Jongen's Symphonie Concertante, featuring Anthony Newman on a computerized concert organ donated by Mark Wong, who will be featured during intermission. Other works include Berlioz's "Roman Carnival" Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. Guest conductor is Toshiyuki Shimada.
Feb. 15: The Ahn Trio performs Kenji Bunch's "Hardware Concerto." Also: Berlioz's "King Lear" Overture, Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 and his "Slovanic Dance No. 8." Samuel Wong conducts. Composer Bunch is intermission guest.
Feb. 22: Ravel's "Alborado del Gracioso"; Lalo's "Symphony Espagnole"; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and "Polka Encore." Violinist Karen Gomyo is guest soloist and guest conductor is Jacques Lacombe. Schiller's intermission guest is Honolulu Symphony associate conductor Joan Landry.
Concert broadcasts will continue in June.