HONOLULU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
'06-'07 CONCERT SEASON
COURTESY HONOLULU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Violinist Lara St. John performs Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Honolulu Symphony May 4 and 6.
Honolulu Symphony Season
Tickets may be purchased at the Honolulu Symphony box office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 792-2000. Or buy online at www.honolulusymphony.com
Halekulani Masterworks concerts are at 8 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 to $65:
Friday and Oct. 1: "Tchaikovsky Feast" with Jahja Ling, conductor, and Horacio Gutiérrez, piano, in an all-Tchaikovsky program: "Marche Slave (Slavonic March)," Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 4.
Oct.13 and Oct. 15: "Old World, New World" with JoAnn Falletta, conductor, and Elmar Oliveira, violin, performing pieces uniquely American and European: Tower's "Made in America," Brahms' Violin Concerto and Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier Suite."
Oct. 20 and Oct. 22: "Exhilarating Glory" with Christopher Seaman, conductor, and Jon Nakamatsu, piano, performing Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," Grieg's Piano Concerto and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, Reformation."
Nov. 3 and Nov. 5: "American Delights" with James Paul, conductor, and Ian Parker, piano, performing American classics: Bernstein's "On the Town," Gershwin's Piano Concerto, Bernstein's "On the Waterfront" and Gershwin's "American in Paris."
Nov. 9 and Nov. 12: "Explorations for Strings" with Julian Rachlin, conductor/violin/viola, and Janine Jansen, violin, performing Bach's Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, Bruch's Double Concerto for Violin and Viola and Piazolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires."
Nov. 17 and Nov. 19: "Straight from the Heart" with Rossen Milanov, conductor, and Fabio Bidini, piano, performing Debussy's "Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun," Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."
Jan. 5 and Jan. 7: "Emotion and Excitement" with Roberto Minczuk, conductor, and Colin Currie, percussion, performing the percussion-heavy pieces Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," MacMillan's "Veni, veni, Emmanuel" and Wagner's "Rienzi Overture."
March 16 and March 18: "Deservedly Classic" with Rossen Milanov, conductor, and Jennifer Koh, violin, performing Copland's "Appalachian Spring," Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Symphony No. 40.
March 23 and March 25: "A Date with the Devil" with Samuel Wong, conductor, and Samuel Ramey, bass-baritone, performing opera's great scoundrels: Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman," Berlioz's "Damnation of Faust" and Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress."
April 6 and April 7: "Larger Than Life" with Falleta, conductor, and William Wolfram, piano, performing Weber's "Oberon Overture," Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," Stravinsky's "The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento" and Tchaikovsky's "Francesca da Rimini."
April 13 and April 15: "Youthful Energy" with Henry Miyamura, conductor, Joan Landry, conductor, and Lilya Zilberstein, piano, performing side-by-side with the Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Russian Easter Overture," Foumai's "Dynasty: Concerto for Orchestra," Sibelius' "Finlandia," Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven's "Leonore Overture No. 3."
April 20 and April 22: "A Choral Treat" with Sir David Willcocks, conductor, and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, with Leon Williams, baritone, Karina Gauvin, soprano, and Keith Ikaia-Purdy, tenor, performing a Biblical oratorio: Mendelssohn's "Elijah."
May 4 and May 6: "Exotic Touch" with Andrea Quinn, conductor, and Lara St. John, violin, performing Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3," Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish," Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite, 1919" and Ravel's "Bolero."
May 11 May 13: "So Agreeable" with Samuel Wong, conductor, Mark Votapek, cello, and Ignace Jang, violin, performing Saint Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1, Vaughn-Williams' "The Lark Ascending," Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy" and Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
Pops concerts are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Blaisdell Concert Hall, conducted by Matt Catingub. Tickets are $12 to $75:
Oct. 6 and 7:
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with the world premiere of the "Queen of the Eighties."
Oct. 27 and 28:
"Give Our Regards to Broadway!," Matt Catingub's celebration of New York.
Nov. 24 and 25:
Jake Shimabukuro, the ukulele whiz, dares the orchestra to keep up.
Dec. 8 and 9:
Na Leo & the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, Christmas special.
Jan. 19 and 20:
March 30 and 31:
April 27 and 28:
"Tribute to the Beatles: The 40th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
As the symphony continues to search for a replacement for maestro Samuel Wong, a series of guest conductors will be featured this season:
COURTESY HONOLULU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The music director of the San Diego Symphony launches the Honolulu Symphony season this week with a program of Tchaikovsky
Music director of the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera in Umea, Sweden; music director for New York City Ballet
Music director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Orchestra; artistic adviser, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra
Music director of the Rochester Philharmonic, chief guest conductor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London
Violinist with the Vienna Conservatory, master of the Dubrovnik "Julian Rachlin and Friends" festival
Music director of the Oregon Coast Music Festival; artistic director of the Swanee Summer Music Festival; music director and conductor of the Oregon Festival of American Music
Music director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; artistic director of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro
Associate conductor of the Honolulu Symphony; assistant conductor of the North Carolina Symphony
Associate conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra; chief conductor, Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra; music director, New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria and Haddonfield Symphony, New Jersey