Atherton 2016 Summer Season

Mar 28, 2016

All concerts are on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as the house is frequently sold out before the performance date.

Tickets $25 for HPR members, $30 for non-members, $15 for students with current ID.
*Special pricing for HPR Premium Events.
Schedule subject to change.

Metered on-street parking, or paid lots at First Hawaiian Bank (Kapiʻolani branch) or the Pan Am Building.  Please do not park in the Don Quijote parking lot.  
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May 14 (3:00 PM) – HOT Opera Express presents The Magic Flute -  Hawaii Opera Theatre's touring production of The Magic Flute has been visiting schools statewide over the 2015/16 school year. Mozart's Magic Flute, adapted so it can be told by three talented singers and their just-as-talented pianist. You can expect much of the music that you know and love with some twists and turns that make it fun for younger audiences. Be sure to be warmed up because those in the live studio audience will be part of the action. Appropriate for ages 5 and up; free admission for youth (18 years old and under).

May 21 – Nancy Shoop-Wu on the Rainbow Road – Hawaiʻi Symphony violinist and singer/songwriter Nancy Shoop-Wu plays her original, island-inspired songs for violin, voice, slack key guitar, and piano to celebrate the release of her latest CD Rainbow Road. She will be joined by guitarist Zanuck Kapala Lindsey and pianist Aron Nelson.

May 28 – Thomas Rosenkranz -  Former UH Mānoa professor Thomas Rosenkranz enjoys a musical life as a soloist, professor, chamber musician, improviser, and festival organizer. He will present JS Bach’s enigmatic Goldberg Variations, at once a simply beautiful keyboard work, and a Rubik's Cube of invention and architecture.

June 8 (Wednesday) – John Hammond – HPR Premium Event. A Legend in the Atherton. Grammy Award-winner and multiple-time nominee, Hammond has been awarded many of the top Blues awards as well, and has shared stage and studio with the likes of Duane Allman, the Band, Charles Brown, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, G. Love, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, and Tom Waits, to mention just a few.  This is an HPR members-only event.

June 11 - Streetlight Cadence - This Hōkū-winning, alternative folk-pop group that got its start on the streets of Waikīkī returns to the Atherton Studio with songs from their new release Rarities. Long-time fans and new converts to this group's unconventional instrumentation, refreshing lyrics, and sweet vocals can also expect to hear some of the old favorites, as well as tales of the band's recent adventures in Los Angeles. The Atherton concert is part of their planned three-week tour across the islands.

June 18 – Ian O’Sullivan - Proclaimed by Classical Guitar as “thoughtful” and praised by The Honolulu Advertiser as “delightful,” Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from Oʻahu’s North Shore. He is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire. This concert coincides with the release of Ian’s new CD. 

July 15 and 16 – Troubadour: The Singers/Songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s. This revue will feature a diverse group of Honolulu musicians and singers performing imaginatively re-arranged and re-cast music of this great musical era. Sonny Silva and the Hulaville Cooperative give fresh treatments to the compositions of a diverse set of tune- and wordsmiths – the likes of James Taylor, Kenny Rankin, Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Donny Hathaway, Cat Stevens, Roberta Flack, and Stevie Wonder.

July 23 - Hoku Zuttermeister – His first CD, Aina Kapuna was released in 2007 and won six Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Hawaiian Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Hawaiian Language Performance, Most Promising New Artist, and Liner Notes. We at HPR are delighted and honored to present Hoku in performance, including selections from his brand new CD, his first in nine years. Purchase Tickets

July 30 – Tommy James & John Kolivas:  “Mostly Ellington” An evening featuring the lesser known pieces originally composed for solo piano by Duke Ellington and/or his writing partner Billy Strayhorn. Tommy James has performed or recorded with numerous artists including Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Roy Ayers, Lionel Hampton, Pattie LaBelle, Roberta Flack, Manu Dibango, Teddy Pendergrast, and the Stylistics. He has also served as music director for vocalists Marlena Shaw, Maureen McGovern, and Nell Carter. In 2010, he became the conductor and musical director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. John Kolivas is one of Hawaiʻi's leading bass players. He performs regularly with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and the Honolulu Symphony. Purchase Tickets

August 13 – Chris Vandercook Band - A Blues Retrospective.  Singer-Guitarist Chris Vandercook's 10th Atherton Concert (and live recording session) will be a retrospective of his more than thirty years of performing blues, jazz, and rhythm-and-blues in Hawaii, including original compositions along with music from B.B. King, Ray Charles, and other contemporary blues masters. Purchase Tickets

August 20- Double Bass Doubles Down - This performance will feature double bassist Ernie Provencher in a series of duets featuring classical pieces, jazz standards, and new compositions. The pairings will include Ernie and David Yamasaki (guitar), Rocky Holmes (sax and flute), Duane Padilla (violin), Joshua Kaye (piano), and a yet-to-be named vocalist. The evening will conclude with performances from the entire ensemble. Purchase Tickets

August 27 – A Musical Journey from Mexico to Argentina - Accomplished musician Daniel Dickey will present a wide variety of Pan-Latin American music in his debut in the Atherton. Señor Dickey is proficient on Spanish guitar, tiple, charango, and other Latin American instruments. He will be accompanied by HPR’s own Sandy Tsukiyama on harmonies and other instruments as they present a a wide-ranging program of songs from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba and more. Purchase Tickets

September 3 – Ruth Shiroma Foster & Friends - A passionate singer-songwriter, pianist and ukulele player, Ruth Shiroma Foster seeks to break the barriers between performer and listener. One of several ways she'll engage the listener is to lead group singing on selected popular songs. She invites attendees to bring their own ukulele. Purchase Tickets

September 10 – Sounds of Aloha: "A Cappella, Barbershop Style" - Four quartets from the Sounds of Aloha Chorus will individually and as an ensemble perform the music of your life in a wide variety of a cappella styles. This original American art form has evolved over the years and has come a long way from "Down by The Old Mill Stream.” You will hear diverse repertoire of barbershop standards, Broadway hits, jazz, pop, patriotic, “hapa-haole” favorites and more – all served up with a good dollop of humor. Purchase Tickets

The Atherton Concert Series is exclusively sponsored by Bonnie Rice and The Rice Partnership.