Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Back to the Big IslandMarch 21, 2016, 3:58 PM HST (Updated March 21, 2016, 3:58 PM)
It has been seven years since the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra has performed on the Big Island, but that will soon change when the Orchestra hits the Kahilu Theatre stage in less than a month.
On Friday, April 8, the group previously known as the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra will return to the Big Island after its near-decade hiatus.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the orchestra would perform at the Kahilu Theatre on a near-annual basis. Now, the renewed HSO has received State GIA funding to tour the neighbor islands once again.
HSO was founded in 1900 and is the second oldest in the nation that is west of the Rocky Mountains.
Artistic Advisor JoAnn Falletta will conduct the orchestra during the 7 p.m. show.
Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande by Fauré, the Czech Suite by Dvorák, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 2 are among the pieces in the concert order.
Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader.
The Washington Post has praised Falletta as having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.”
Falletta serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
The Kahilu Theatre doors open at 6 p.m. for this event and there will be food and beverages available for sale.
In addition to the show, the Art Off The Wall exhibit will be showing in the Kohala Gallery.