Classical Music Conversations

During his time in Hawaii, pianist Andre Watts joined HPR's Classical Pacific host John Zak and HSO's concert Master Iggy Jang in a discussion with a live studio audience.  

Guest Conductor Rick Benjamin talked with Gene Schiller about an upcoming performance celebrating the Clown Princes of silent films, Charlie Chaplain, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton, at the Orvis Auditorium, U.H. Manoa.

Sayaka Shoji and Ken Lam on Morning Cafe

May 9, 2017

Violinist Sayaka Shoji and conductor Ken Lam are in Honolulu for a pair of concerts May 13th and 14th with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. They joined HPR's Music Director, Gene Schiller to talk about their upcoming performances.
 

The Big Ears Music Club brings together young people, parents, and music educators across the state of Hawaiʻi.  In this segment, Host John Zak talks with music educator Louise King Lanzilotti about the benefits to young people of learning music.  And John shares an interview he did with high school cellist Abigail Austria. 

HSO Artistic Director JoAnn Falleta and Composer Anders Paulsson  were in the studio this morning to talk about their upcoming performance with the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra featuring a new work by Paulsson titled "Kumulipo Reflections."

March17, 2017: Organist Joey Fala

Mar 17, 2017
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For the past 12 years, the Hawaii chapter of the American Guild of Organists has chosen a rising star to present a special  concert at central union church in Honolulu.  This year they've chosen, Joey Fala, a graduate of Iolani  High who has been given that honor.  Gene Schiller talks with Joey about the concert and the honor of being selected.  

Frederica von Stade on Morning Cafe

Mar 16, 2017

 

Frederica von Stade makes her HOT debut as Madeline, in what the Houston Chronicle called, “the role of a lifetime" when she created it in 2008.  She spoke with HPR's Gene Schiller about her career and about her experience with HOT's production of "Three Decembers"  

Hawaii Opera Theatre will take this production throughout the islands and, with HPR, will be offering exclusive ticket packages including pre-show dinners.

Morning Cafe Host Gene Schiller talks with Joe Moore about his upcoming performance of "Salieri" with Chamber Music Hawaii.

HSO's Mark Votapek

Feb 1, 2017

Gene Schiller interviews HSO Cellist Mark Votapek for an upcoming concert featuring the Brahms Violin and Cello Concerto in A minor

Andre Previn's Opera A Streetcar Named Desire, based on the famous play of the same name is being performed on January 27, 29, and 31st, 2017 at the NBC Concert Hall By Hawaii Opera Theatre. HPR's Gene Schiller sat down with singers from the HOT performance to talk about the opera.