Atherton Season – Summer 2018

Mar 13, 2018

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.

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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Ticket packages are currently available as thank you gifts for membership donation.

The 2018 Summer Atherton Season

May 19 -  Riley Lee: BREATH-SIGHT

A rare opportunity to hear the solo repertoire of the shakuhachi in an intimate setting, performed by Hawaiʻi's own Riley Lee. The program includes classical “original pieces” or koten honkyoku which were created, transmitted, and performed within the Zen Buddhist practice known as suizen or “blowing meditation.” Riley will share the stories, meaning, and imagery behind each piece, as only a grand master of the shakuhachi can. Buy tickets here:


May 26 - Lucie and the Perfect Wave

Two of Hawaiʻi’s most innovative slack key musicians, Kamuela Kahoano and Michael Tanenbaum, team up with Lucie Lynch (“Money Talks: But What the Hell is it Saying”), Nick Gertsson (Masters of Oz) and Blake McMillen (Jai the Band, Roots Odyssey) for an evening of original soundscapes. Itʻs slack key like you’ve never heard it before. Buy tickets here:


June 2 - Trailer Park Romeos: MUDDY WATERS TRIBUTE

Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos, along with special guest vocalist Carl Golden, pay homage to the blues of Muddy Waters. The evening will look at his music from his early career in the Mississippi Delta to his move to Chicago, and his eventual influence on British rock bands in the mid Sixties. Buy tickets here: 


June 9 – THE RISING MELODY, A Singer/Songwriter Showcase

A special Atherton showcase of eight different Honolulu singer/songwriters, each contributing their best songs. The Rising Melody is curated by Bret “Biku” Shimabuku, who holds a regular monthly showcase at Downbeat Lounge in Honolulu’s Chinatown district. Buy tickets here:



Chinese violinist MingHuan Xu and Canadian pianist Winston Choi are compelling and versatile artists who perform in eclectic musical styles, ranging from the great standard works to the avant-garde. Their partnership is a fresh and powerful approach to music for violin and piano. The event is presented in partnership with Ebb and Flow Arts. Buy tickets here:


June 23 - Jeff Gere

A collection of the greatest hits and popular stories from one of Hawaiʻi’s most popular storytellers. Jeff blends his talents as a painter, puppeteer, and mime into a performance style that has electrified audiences of every age. His physical energy, inventive voices, elastic face, and clear characterizations make his performances unforgettable events. Buy tickere here:


June 30 - Classical Chamber Music Concert Series

An evening of classical chamber music performed by clarinetist Gunhwan Jung, violinist Rachel Saul of the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Yuka Yahagi from Punahou Music School. Featured are works by Edward Manukyan, Darius Milhaud, and Aram Khachaturian. Buy tickets here:


July 14 - Tavana

A one-man blues explosion, Tavana plays guitar and sings soulful, island-inspired rock while accompanying himself on a self-built pedal board and electronic drum triggers he plays with his feet. Buy tickets here:


July 21- Eli Duo 3.0

Hawaiʻi Symphony violinist Nancy Shoop-Wu and Hōkū award-winning violinist Duane Padilla team up with classical guitarist Ian O’Sullivan for an eclectic and inspiring evening of classical, jazz and contemporary Instrumental music. They take their name from their alma mater: Yale University. Buy tickets here:


July 28 - Lucia Kye and Jonathan Korth 

An evening of classical music selections for clarinet and piano. Luciaʻs on clarinet; Jonathan Korth on piano.
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August 4 -  Kūpaoa

Husband and wife duo Kellen Paik and Līhau Hannahs Paik embody the name they’ve chosen for their musical act: Kūpaoa. It means suffused with fragrance, or heady with scent. They infuse musical ability and charm into the blend of their two rich, sweet voices. Like a fine perfume their sound can be spicy, soothing, and alluring all at once.
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August 10 - Dae Han Ensemble

Drummer Dae Han leads a group of musicians that explore the breakbeats of instrumental hip-hop while incorporating jazz.  As a live band they reconstruct and explore some of the quintessential producers of hiphop, like J Dilla and Slum Village. Buy tickets here:


August 18 - Nick Kurosawa

This newcomer to the Honolulu music scene is turning heads with his unique style of free-flowing soul.  Watch for his debut with the Aloha Got Soul record label, but before then, catch him in the Atherton. Buy tickets here:


August 25 - Kailua Moon

Slack key guitarist Danny Carvalho, an Atherton favorite, has recently joined with vocalist/ʻukulele player Nani Edgar.  Together, they cover a wide range of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music, as well as their own original compositions. Buy tickets here:  


September 1 - Gypsy 808 

Let Gypsy 808 transport you back to the Parisian Swing Era with their gypsy jazz, inspired by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. And just for fun, theyʻll add a few old-time Hawaiian swing tunes to the evening’s mix.  Buy tickets here:


September 8 – Kaʻimi Hananoʻeau 

This Nā Hōkū finalist makes his Atherton debut with a unique mix of non-traditional Hawaiian, reggae, jazz, and rock.  Kaʻimi is trained in the Bel Canto vocal style, as well as the energetic lead member of the alternative, rock, and reggae band HiRiZ. Buy tickets here:


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

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