Kahilu Theatre Presents Master Pianist

October 25, 2016, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:19 PM
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Kahilu Theatre will present the second installment of the Kahilu Steinway Series with acclaimed Brazilian composer and pianist Jovino Santos Neto on Sunday, Oct. 30,  beginning at 4 p.m.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee  Neto is among the top Brazilian musicians working today.

His personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, and lyrical melodies inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music.

Jovino Santos Neto. Photo: Maria Camillo

Jovino Santos Neto. Photo: Maria Camillo

His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new, adventurous harmonic languages.


In his solo piano recitals, Neto explores all the possibilities of the instrument, combining the rhythmic and harmonic audacity of his mentor Hermeto Pascoal’s pieces with his own Brazilian tone poems, spanning the distance between lyrical and effervescent within a few measures.


He also pays tribute to some of the great Brazilian composers like Jobim, Pixinguinha and Ernesto Nazareth.

His commentaries on the music are enlightening and educating, providing the audience with a unique musical experience.

The Kahilu Theatre doors open at 3 p.m; there will be snacks and beverages available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar. The Kapa Kahilu exhibit will be on display in the in the Kohala Gallery.


The Steinway Series is a series of performances showcasing Kahilu Theatre’s Model D Steinway Concert Grand piano at accessible ticket prices.

Tickets are $28, $23, $18 and $8, available for purchase online, by calling (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Kamuela Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Steinway Series is made possible by generous sponsorship by Mike & Ruth Bernstone, Sharon Cornish-Martin, Karen Ferrara, Betty & Lee Meyerson, Dr. Marcia Wishnick & Mr. Stanley Wishnick and Other Friends of Kahilu.

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