Concert Pianist Mark Salman at Kahilu Theatre

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Concert pianist Mark Salman. Photo by Danny Waddell, courtesy of Kahilu Theatre.

Acclaimed concert pianist Mark Salman will perform the final installment of Kahilu Theatre’s Steinway Series on Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m.

The program for the evening will include Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 by Mendelssohn, Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor “Tempest” by Beethoven, 3 Mazurkas and Polonaise in F# minor, Op. 44 by Chopin, Valse Oubliee No. 1 and Ballade in B minor by Liszt.

Salman has been praised as a “heroic virtuoso” and “a dazzling performer” and has toured extensively through Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S.


His performances have been described as “astonishing, exacting and evocative” and he has been the subject of profiles by The New York Times and numerous radio and television broadcasts in the U.S., Europe and China. Salman is well-known for his expertise on Beethoven, in addition to his varied repertoire. 

Hailing from Connecticut, Salman is a Steinway artist and is also a faculty member at the Seattle Conservatory of Music. The Juilliard School graduate began his music studies at the age of eight and made his debut recital at age eleven. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years where he focused on chamber music and composition, studying with the noteworthy composer John Harbison.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the April 14 performance. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the Kahilu Theatre bar. The Kahilu Galleries will be open for viewing prior to the performance, featuring a Climate of Change Juried Exhibit in the Kohala Gallery, and Dance of the Bees – The Exhibit, in the Hamakua Gallery.


Tickets are $28, $23, $18, $8 and available for purchase online, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday from 9 to 1 p.m. Entry is free for ages 18 and under. 

The Kahilu Steinway Series showcases Kahilu Theatre’s Steinway Concert Grand piano at accessible ticket prices. The series is made possible by sponsorships from Mike and Ruth Bernstone, Sharon Cornish-Martin, Karen Ferrara, Betty and Lee Meyerson, Dr. Marcia Wishnick and Mr. Stanley Wishnick, and other friends of Kahilu Theatre.

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