Catingub forming new orchestra
Matt Catingub, the Honolulu Symphony's Pops conductor, is forming a new orchestra, using some symphony musicians. The Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii will record an album in August, to be released this fall. Plans include music festivals, recordings and concerts beginning in 2007. Catingub says the spinoff group will not "lessen his commitment to the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra" and that he looks forward to continuing in that role "for many years to come."