"Hepcat": with special guest "Homegrown," 8:15 p.m. April 5 at Nimitz Hall, 1130 N. Nimitz Highway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15.50. Tickets on sale at all Hungry Ear Records, Tower Records, Pearl Harbor Block Arena, ITT Outlet at Kaneohe MCBH, and Connection outlets. To charge by phone call 545-4000 or 1-800-333-3388. Service charges. Information at 536-3993.
Fellowship awards: The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts will accept applications for the 1997 Individual Artist Fellowships through March 21. The fellowships recognize artistic achievement and include $5,000 to further the artist's career.
Compositions in the following categories are considered: band, choral, contemporary Hawaiian/ethnic, contemporary/pop, musical theater, chamber music, jazz, opera and orchestra. Up to seven fellowships may be awarded.
Applications will be evaluated by two review panels, consisting of volunteers whom the SFCA recognizes as having proven expertise in music; the SFCA board will decide on the awards by the end of May. Forms are available at the SFCA office, 44 Merchant St. For more information, call Hinano Campton at 586-0306.
"Mozart and Haydn": The Oahu Choral Society with director Timothy Carney will perform several pieces including Bach's "Magnificat," Haydn's Mass in D minor, "Lord Nelson," and Mozart's overtures "Abduction from the Seraglio" and "Cosi fan tutte." Joe Moore of KHON Fox 2 will host and be the special guest conductor, 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 at the Hawaii Theatre. Tickets $28 to $40. Tickets at 528-0506 or 545-4000.
Song festival: BYU-Hawaii's student body perform songs of the Orient, Spain, India, Australia and Polynesia, 9:45 p.m. March 21, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Cannon Activities Center. Tickets: $2 general, and $1 students/faculty. Ticket office opens 8:45 p.m. Information at 293-3545.
"Schubert's Great Songs": Music workshop with Gary Hickling, 7 p.m. March 21, Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka. Listen to original German recordings of Schubert's best-known songs with English translations. Cost: $15 general, $12.50 Hawaii Public Radio members. Reservations at 955-8821.
Richard Thompson performs: Richard Thompson, songwriter, guitarist, singer, and recent Grammy nominee, 9:30 p.m. March 21 at Casanova's in Makawao, Maui. Cost: $15 advance sales; $18 at-the-door. Call 637-4475 (Oahu).
Also performing with slack-key virtuoso Ledward Kaapana, 9 p.m. March 22, Hawaiian Hut. Call 637-4475.
Hawaiian music: Chris Rego performs, 2 p.m. March 22, Borders-Waikele. Call 676-6699.
Balkans and the Near East: Instrumental music from Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia and Turkey, 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 29 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Performed by five mainland musicians: Souren Baronian, reeds and percussion; Haig Manoukian, oud; Polly Tapia Ferber, dumbek and tupan; George Chittenden, reeds and gaida; and Lise Liepman, santori and accordion. Cost: $12 general; $10 seniors and students.
Gospel music: Kevin and Yvonne Hopkins perform songs of their CD "Reflect Him," 4 p.m. March 23 at Borders-Waikele, music stage. Call 676-6699.
Keyboard recital: Randi Ozaki and Renate Tsuyako Rohlfing, 4 p.m. March 23, UH-Manoa, Orvis Music Auditorium. Tickets: $10 general, and $6 students. Reservations at 946-6151.
Symphony: Hawaii's Keith Ikaia-Purdy, a tenor soloist who toured with the Vienna State Opera, joins Eve Queler, guest conductor, March 23 and 25. Program includes arias by Puccini and Verdi and works by Wagner -- Prelude to Act II from "Lohengrin," Prelude and Liebesod from "Tristan und Isolde" and the Overture and Venusberg from "Tannhauser." Masterworks 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets $10 to $45. "Concert Conversations" with Ikaia-Purdy and Queler will be held an hour before each concert. Call 538-8863 or 545-4000.
Also performing in a pau hana concert March 26. "Happy hour" 4:45 p.m. and music 5:45 p.m. at the Hawaii Theatre. Tickets $20; includes beverage. Call 538-8863.
Honolulu & Hiroshima Friendship Concert: 7 p.m. March 28, First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku St. Featuring the Hiroshima Junior Chorus, Feminine Choir Hiroshima, Honolulu Boy Choir and Kenny Endo's Taiko Youth Group. Offering. Limited seating.
Magic of Gershwin: Peter Nero conducts the Honolulu Symphony, 7:30 p.m. March 28-29, Blaisdell Concert Hall. Enjoy "Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris" and other Gershwin favorites. Tickets: $15 to $45 at the Blaisdell Box Office or Connection outlets. Call 545-4000 or 538-8863.