Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Ready to Delight Audiences with 2013 Masterworks Series

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The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) announced today that its fall Masterworks concert series will kick off on Saturday, October 19. Tickets are now on sale for what is expected to be an exciting series of concerts featuring soloists, guest conductors and programs designed for all those who love live performances of some of the world’s greatest, most enjoyable music.

HSO board member Vicky Cayetano said “our goal to bring great music not only to those who have always enjoyed live orchestral performances, but also to the many people, young and old, of every ethnic background in our state’s rich patchwork of cultures.”


JoAnn Falletta, HSO Artistic Advisor since its 2011-12 inaugural season, added, “I am very happy the HSO will once again present many of the world’s most sought after and accomplished artists to our Hawaii audience, including several of the fastest rising young conductors in the country. In addition, the repertoire on this season’s programs draw from the great symphonic works of orchestral literature through fascinating newer pieces, including a piece that celebrates our unique connection to the Pacific Rim as well as a banjo concerto written and performed by one of the most creative artists expanding his musical horizon to include symphonic work. I am very excited with this season and, based on the enthusiastic reception of our last season that brought concertgoers to their feet following every performance, I am confident live orchestral music in Hawaii is not only alive and well, but growing. Our collective goal and mission is to bring the joy of the world’s great music to the widest possible audience in Hawaii.”

HSO President Steven Monder also announced performance dates for the 2014 spring series, the second half of the 2013-2014 season: March 16; April 5, 6, 26, 27; May 11, 17, 18; and June 1.

Prices for the fall Masterworks season range from $80 to $230 for a three-concert package; and $140 to $400 for a six-concert package that includes the popular Beethoven Symphony No. 9 finale concert. Following is the fall schedule. All performances will take place at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, at 4 p.m.


Jahja Ling                   Conductor

Sarah Chang               Violin


Bernstein                      Overture to “Candide”

Bruch                            Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

Dvorak                          Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88


Sunday, November 3, at 4 p.m.


Tito Muñoz                  Conductor

Cecile Licad                Piano


Mendelssohn                The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)

Rachmaninoff               Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Brahms                         Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73


Saturday, November 16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, at 4 p.m.


JoAnn Falletta             Conductor

Sir James Galway        Flute

Ignace Jang                  Violin


Berlioz                           Roman Carnival Overture

Mozart                           Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314

Rimsky-Korsakov          Scheherazade, Op. 35


Sunday, November 24, at 4 p.m.


Jean-Marie Zeitouni     Conductor

Joyce Yang                   Piano


Glinka                            Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

Tchaikovsky                   Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Stravinsky                      Petrouchka (1947)


Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, at 4 p.m.


Michael Stern              Conductor

Béla Fleck                    Banjo


Stephen Hartke             Pacific Rim

Béla Fleck                      “The Impostor” Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra

Copland                         Symphony No. 3


Monday, December 23, at 8 p.m.


Andrew Litton                 Conductor

TBA                                  Soloists

Oahu Choral Society      Esther YooArtistic Director


Tchaikovsky                      Suite No. 4 in G Major, Op. 61 (Mozartiana)

Beethoven                        Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (The Choral Symphony)


The three-concert package is for the three Saturday concerts. The six-concert package is for the five Sunday concerts plus the one Monday performance.


Tickets can be purchased at the Hawaii Opera Plaza Box Office at 848 South Beretania Street #303. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (808) 593-2468.


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The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii’s orchestra, is composed of about 80 professional musicians who have won the enthusiastic praise of the nationally and internationally renowned soloists and guest conductors who have performed with it.

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