Welcome to HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio
The Atherton Studio seats 60 to 75 people and is home to a magnificent Bösendorfer concert grand piano. The intimate performances are like sitting in on a private studio recording session, and the shows themselves are taped for re-broadcast on our live music show Applause in a Small Room hosted by our sound engineer Jason Taglianetti.
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.
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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Announcing the 2017 Summer Atherton Concert Season!
(Download 2017 Atherton Summer Season Flyer - PDF)
June 24 – Foreseeable Futures and Beauty and the Beard: A Double Bill
Folk duo Foreseeable Futures starts the evening with their original songs and new twists on popular favorites to their first Atherton concert. Originally an acoustic duo, for this performance, they’ll be adding an electric guitar and cajón. Beauty and the Beard: performs in second half. Purchase tickets here
July 15 – Jamarek – African Rhythms and songs
Jamarek is Honolulu’s premier African dance band. They combine hypnotic Latin and African rhythms with lyrics sung in both English and a variety of African dialects. Their first studio album Fechal was released earlier this year. Its name means "Dance!" and you won’t be able to stop yourself from doing so! Purchase tickets here.
July 22 – Mango Season – Pop/rock/Hawaiian/jazz
Mango Season is a Honolulu-based seven-piece band that serves up an intoxicating mix of vintage soul, jazz-infused harmonies, and booty-shaking funk. Their Atherton concert will also celebrate the release of their new CD. Purchase tickets here.
July 29 - Keauhou – Hawaiian
“Keauhou” translates to the “new generation” which defines the young trio of Kahanuola Solatorio, and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum. Graduates of Kamehameha Schools, they are actively involved in the preservation of Hawaiian language and music. The band finds inspiration from Hawaiian music of the past, and strives to contribute to a renewed respect for and interest in this music and its traditions. Purchase tickets here.
August 12 – The Music of Arthur Lyman with Vibra Cubana – Instrumental Jazz
Vibraphonist Thomas Mackay and Vibra Cubana present an evening of Afro Cuban and Hawaiian Jazz, exploring the music of two legendary vibraphonists Cal Tjader and Arthur Lyman. The ensemble features and all-star lineup: pianist Tommy James, percussionist Bobo Butires, bassist Ian Sheridan, and drummer Scott Schafer. Come and enjoy classics, like “Yellowbird,” “Quiet Village,” “Dahil Sa Iyo,” “Black Orchid,” and more. Purchase tickets here.
August 19 – Maryanne Ito – Soul
Maryanne Ito combines a classic soulful-jazz style with a hint of R&B, hip hop, and reggae. Her sultry yet angelic vocals play against the raw emotion and wordplay of her original lyrics. Her return to the Atherton features a selection of songs from her “Waking Up” album in new arrangements, alongside jazz standards and soul classics. Purchase tickets here.
August 26 – Saloon Pilots – Bluegrass/Americana
The Saloon Pilots, Hawaiʻi’s premier bluegrass and American Roots Music band, presents a special evening of musical arrangements that draw from the earliest origins of traditional music to a broad spectrum of the most recent contemporary musical artists. Intricate vocal and instrumental renditions are hallmarks of this group, which always provides a high-energy concert experience. Purchase tickets here.
September 2 – Classical Chamber Music Concert Series – Classical
Come and enjoy timeless classical masterpieces, four nationally acclaimed classical musicians present an evening of classical music.
Hawaii based clarinetist Gunhwan Jung arranged this concert as classical chamber music series with outstanding musicians Baekyu Kim, Pianist from The Trio Klaritas in Boston, cellist Alex Youngjin Yun and violinist Sinmyung Min, resident artists at The Encino Chamber Music Society in California.
In the concert, various genres of music will be performed including classical and Latin music by Max Bruch, Edward Elgar, Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla, and more.
The combination of instruments is essential for this performance and it is a chamber music ensemble that consists of a clarinet, bowed string instruments and a piano, which represents very unique sounding and rich sonority. Purchase tickets here
The Atherton Concert Series is exclusively sponsored by Bonnie Rice and The Rice Partnership.
May 12, FRIDAY – Allison Adams Tucker – Vocal Jazz
Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to Honolulu with a musical postcard of stories and songs from her third album “WANDERlust.” The jazz-inspired arrangements span countries and genres in six languages, from Björk and Christina Perri to Astor Piazzolla, Pat Metheny and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Ennio Morricone, and even Japanese folk songs. This Honolulu performance will mark the 11th city on the map for the WANDERlust Tour. Accompanying Adams Tucker in the Atherton are Ethan Capone (piano), Los Angeles-based O’ahu native Abe Lagrimas Jr. (drums/ʻukulele), and Reggie Padilla (saxophone).
May 27 – Rachel Gonzales, Kathryn Schulmeister and Les Peetz – Pop/rock/jazz
Jazz vocalist Rachel Gonzales, Kathryn Schulmeister on bass, and Les Peetz on piano collaborate on an evening of jazz standards, 60’s pop, and twentieth-century classical works.
SUNDAY, May 28th (4pm) - Kevork Mourad with dj mr.nick
In collaboration with the Shangri La Museum, Hawaiʻi Public Radio presents a performance and discussion with Syrian visual artist Kevork Mourad. Mourad will paint live in collaboration with music mixed live by HPR’s dj mr.nick inside the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Through Mourad's live drawing and animation, audiences can witness the destruction of historic sites that have disappeared and of the mass exodus of people forced out of their homes. Mourad is a Shangri La artist in residence May 22-29.
June 10 – Good Foot Hawaii – Afro Funk Soul - SOLD OUT
Inspired by the creative spirit of Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Good Foot will be showcasing their original compositions. Good Foot is Capt. Ray Beatty on baritone sax, Jason Forester on bass, David Goldfarb on alto and tenor trombones, Babatunji Heath on drums, Mark Iseman on guitar, Lori Kimata on percussion, Rollin Wakely on guitar and tenor sax, and special guest vocalist Melody Heidel. The band loves when folks get up to dance to their music and for their debut in the Atherton Studio, we’ll be making that possible, too!