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Both season and single tickets are on sale right now for the Honolulu Symphony's 2002-2003 concerts. The season starts Sept. 13 with a program featuring two violinists, Hawaii's Ignace Jang and Grammy nominee Hilary Hahn.

With conductor Samuel Wong, Hahn will perform Bach's Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, and Hahn and Jang will be paired on Bach's Concerto for 2 violins in D minor.

The concert will be at 8 p.m., repeating at 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

Highlights of the Halekulani MasterWorks schedule at the Blaisdell Concert Hall include:

>> Oct. 4 and 6 -- Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. The violinist returns to Hawaii after a 10-year absence to perform contemporary composer John Adams' hypnotic and jazzy work "Short ride in fast machine."

>> Nov. 1 and 3 -- In conjunction with the Hawai'i International Film Festival, "Cinematic Masterworks," a symphonic presentation of Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey's documentary "And Then There Were None" will be presented. The work traces the history of the Native Hawaiian people since contact, the film will be presented with Lindsey's live narration and set to classical music's most cinematic works.

>> Nov. 8 and 10 -- Taiko drum master Kenny Endo returns, with performances of Kudo's Taiko Drum Concerto and Takemitsu's November Steps.

>> Jan. 3 and 5, 2003 -- Celebrating a century of the Korean community in Hawaii, world-renowned cellist Han-Na Chang will perform in a concert with Korean folk instrumentalists.

>> Mar. 21 and 23 -- One of opera's biggest stars, mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade will perform aria highlights.

>> May 9 and 11 -- Chinese composer Tan Dun will conduct his own music, including the original score from the highly popular "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which will be video projected in the hall.

>> May 16 and 18 -- The season finale, "Dances Around the World," will feature Gould's Tap Dance Concerto with Chinese tap dancer Charles Teo and a new interpretation of Ravel's La Valse by Kapa Hula O Kauanoe O Wa'ahila, led by kumu hula Maelia Carter.

The Hawaiian Airlines Pops Series will be presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with Lou Rawls leading off the series Sept. 27 and 28. Other performers will include Michael Feinstein, Keola Beamer, Na Leo Pilimehana, Dave Koz with Daniel Ho, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Barry Flanagan, and Michael McDonald.

Special events include Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Nov. 6) and performances of Duruflé's Requiem (Nov. 23), Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Dec. 28) and Mozart's Mass in C minor (Mar. 29). For ticket information, call 792-2000 (after 5 p.m., call 524-0815, Ext. 245) or go to the symphony's website at

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