Louise Keali'iloma King Lanzilotti

Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti comes from a multi-ethnic background that has informed many of her beliefs. Her experience covers artistic, educational and administrative areas of the arts. As a conductor, she has been the musical director for many musicals in the past thirty years. In 2010, she founded Kalikolehua – El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for children from underserved neighborhoods, focused on transforming lives through music. She was the Managing Director of Honolulu Theatre for Youth for ten years (2001-2011), guiding it to greater stability through creative solutions and extensive partnerships. She served as Curator of Education at the former Contemporary Museum for thirteen years (1988-2001). Lanzilotti taught for over twenty years in public, private and alternative schools K – 12, developing a method of writing music and plays with students, which solidified her understanding of the importance of arts engagement for all.

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Today I've chosen works written by composers whose names beginning with the letter P. Listen for music by Palestrina, Piston, Prokofiev, Portman, Purcell, Pärt, Monce, Piazzola, Paganini, Penderecki and Porter Aside from the letter P, their works could hardly be more diverse. Enjoy.

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Back to Music by the Letters. Today - the Letter M. I find that picking in this manner reminds me to choose beyond my normal preferences. I'm choosing from a large pile of CDs that includes the music of Menotti, Myaskovsky, Mozart, Messaien, Milhaud, Mendelssohn, Martinu, Mancini, Mercadante, MacDowell, Myerbeer, Maconchy, Moravich and Muhly. Let me know if you hear anything new and interesting.

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Today and tomorrow, a brief look at the movement that began in earnest in the 1950s to perform Early, Baroque and Classical period music with instruments that the composers would have been writing for at the time, and in the way that they might have interpreted the music then. Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Alice Hoffelner founded Concentus Musicus Wien in 1953, followed by other pioneers - Gustav Leonhardt, John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, and Ton Koopman, to name a few.

Today  I'm playing passionate music by Spanish composers Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina, Xavier Montsalvatge and an anonymous Baroque composer; French composers Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud and  Gabriel Fauré; and Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini and Nino Rota. There may be singing and dancing involved. Join me.

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  On this final day of playing new arrivals (for now), I've decided to focus on the Romantic period. Composers for the day include Robert Schumann, Anatoly Lyadov, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst, Franz Schubert, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 

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Today - new arrivals in the Music Library of works by three giants of the classical period -  Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - including two symphonies, a string quartet, a violin sonata, two piano concerti and a violin sonata. Even in this small volume of work, the great amount of change and development in classical music shines through. 

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If you're a regular listener, you know by now that I love finding new arrivals to the Music Library, so I'm continuing in that vein today, featuring music by Antonïn Dvorák, Leos Janácek, Georges Bizet, Georg Philip Telemann, Maurice Ravel, Mauro Giuliani, Louise Farrenc and Robert Schumann.

Some new arrivals drifted to the surface of our Music Library when we cleaned up the space before the last fundraiser. Some of these CDs are new releases; others are not, but are newly acquired. Join me for music by Brahms, Gertrude van den Bergh, Mozart, John Danyel, Bach, Fauré, Gabrieli and Haydn.

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After four days of orchestral music by orchestras from the Pacific Rim, it's time for some smaller ensembles. Today, solo and ensemble works by Haydn, Kodaly, Poulenc, Schubert, Brahms, Webern, Schumann, Miaskovsky and Bach. A lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon with you.

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This week I'm featuring some of the many Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. I've visited the San Francisco, Seattle and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. Today, it's back to the US and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, founded in 1919 by a copper baron, William Andrews Clark, Jr. The orchestra has developed a reputation for promoting new music and making bold, innovative choices in leadership and programming, including the hiring of its latest maestro, Gustavo Dudamel. Since we spent an entire day of the fund drive focusing on Dudamel, I won't be including any works conducted by him today.

This week I'm featuring some of the many Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. So far you've heard music from the San Francisco and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. Today, we travel south and West to hear music of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which had several early incarnations and became permanent in 1946. The orchestra is  a crown entity, owned by the government of New Zealand. It's home is in Wellington, and the orchestra regularly tours to Auckland, Christchurch and other sites within New Zealand.

This week I'm featuring Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. Yesterday the focus was the San Francisco Symphony. Today it's the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1903. Notable conductors have included Sir Thomas Beecham, Milton Katims, Gerard Schwartz, current director Ludovic Morlot and upcoming director Thomas Dausgaard. A work commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, Become Ocean, by John Luther Adams (not to be confused with John Adams) won the Pullitzer Prize for Music in 2014.  Join me to hear the collective voice of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

This week I'm focusing on orchestras of the Pacific Rim, beginning with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1911. Since 1935, its conductors have included Pierre Monteux, Enrique Jorda, Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstadt, and, since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas, or, as musicians and fans like to call him, MTT. I'll share performances with the orchestra by some of these maestros. Join me!

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So many conductors - so little time. Today I'm continuing to look at conductors who've made indelible marks on Classical music performance in the 20th and 21st centuries. Their conducting reflects the changes in style and in what constitutes Classical music over the past century. A German, an Englishman and an American woman will conduct the work of Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Adams, Sibelius, Milhaud, Tower, Barber, Johnson and O'Connor.

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JoAnn Falletta was chosen by you, the listeners, to be the Number 1 Magical Maestro of the fund drive. I begin today with some examples of her work, and follow with some other deserving conductors in the second and third hour today, and all of tomororow. Among them, they will conduct works by Nino Rota, Alfredo Catalani, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Joseph Kreutzer, Joaquin Rodrigo, Dmitri Shostakovich and Germaine Tailleferre.

  Today is the third day of a review of the Magical Maestros - conductors chosen by you, the listeners, to highlight during the Spring fund drive. I'm reviewing them through some of their outstanding recordings this week. Today, numbers 4 - Georg Solti, 3 - Seiji Ozawa, and 2 - Leonard Bernstein. I'll be playing more extended examples of their work than we had time for during the drive. 

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All week I'm reviewing the Magical Maestros chosen by you, the listeners of HPR, then adding a few others deserving of praise toward the end of the week. I'm not necessarily going in order. Enjoy the work of these amazing artists with me from 3-6pm today on HPR2.   

Call 944-8800 to donate from Ō’ahu, 888-970-8800 from the other islands, the mainland and Canada, or donate on the website or the HPR App. 

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  The Spring Membership Drive has ended on a very successful note. I want to thank all of the people who donated, volunteered, fed us, spoke on air in support of our mission and helped throughout the drive. I have a new respect for the entire HPR community, which spreads throughout Hawai‘i, the mainland and internationally. For most of this week I'll be reviewing the Magical Maestros that were chosen by you, the listeners. I may even have some time to play a few that didn't make the cut but are amazing in their own right.

  Only a few hours to go on the membership drive for Spring 2018, and we're doing very well. Mahalo to the many donors we've had for the past ten days. I don't know exactly what music I'll be playing today - if the drive ends before Classical Pacific, I'll be doing a full three hour program - but I have all the music lined up for the day, whether in pledge mode or full mode. 

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  Day nine of the Membership Drive We're almost there. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Smetana, Schubert, Bernstein, Beethoven Brahms, Handel and Bach.  

  At the beginning of the eighth day of the Membership Drive, we've raised over $500,000 towards our $865,000 goal. Mahalo nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Wagner, Bach, Dvorák, Offenbach, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Fauré and Tchaikovsky. Don't wait until the last day to donate!

  Today is day seven of the membership drive, and we've raised over $500,000 so far, with almost 500 new members joining as well. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We continue to receive donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Beethoven, Telemann, Bach, Brahms, Bizet, Ravel and Dvorák. 

We begin the second half of the Spring Membership Drive with less than $400,000 to go on a goal of about $880,000. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Bach, Mussorsky, Brahms, Turina, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Johann Strauss II. 

Fund Drive day two. Yesterday was an exciting first day for the fund drive. I won't know the totals for the day until I get to the station, but calls, online pledges and pledges on the HPR App were rolling in so fast that in the last two breaks on Classical Pacific we just read lots of thank yous on the air. The Magical Maestro for the day (#10) was Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra - keep listening to find out who the next one is.

Today is the first day of the Spring Fund Drive. If you love Classical Music, this is the only radio station that offers it to you - 24/7. 

I’ll be playing music of the Magical Maestro for the the day as well as classical works from every period throughout the drive. 

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Today I’ve decided to just play some of the CDs that have been sitting on my desk because I knew I wanted to play them sometime, and they have coalesced into an interesting program of mostly piano and chamber music, including works by Brahms, Surinach, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Bach.

I chose music for the day with varied colors and textures, leading up to the semi-annual fundraiser, which begins on Wednesday. Enjoy the colors of Handel, Mozart, Ponce, Robert Beaser, Donald Womack and Dave Brubeck.   

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  Johann Sebastian Bach was born 333 years ago tomorrow. I invite you to celebrate his amazing musical life with me. I can't even begin to do justice to the scope of his work, but I'm going to have a good time trying.

In the 5pm hour, I'll be visited by Kenneth Broberg, the Silver Medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

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This is the third and final day (for a while) for sharing new arrivals to our library. I am thoroughly enjoying becoming more familiar with the library in general and with our new additions. Today I'll be playing music of Borodin, Schubert, Telemann, Osvaldo Golijov, Schumann, Debussy, Turina, Patricia Van Ness, Satie, Haydn, Bach and Bernstein. Let me know how you're liking the selections and what else you'd like to hear.

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My goal each day is to give you a balanced sonic and emotional experience that includes some work that you may know and some that may be new to you.  Today and tomorrow I'm continuing to reach into the drawer of excellent new CDs in the HPR library. Join me to hear works by Antonio Vivaldi, Zoltán Kodály, Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber, Nicolo Paganini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Claude Debussy, Cuban Baroque composer Esteban Salas, and contemporary composers Dan Lyn, Chinary Ung and Padma Newsome. 

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