live music

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.

Eric Hutchinson joined us in the Atherton studio to share his song "Dear Me." Eric is playing at the Blue Note in Waikiki August 31 thru September 2 2017.


Take 6 joined us in the studio ahead of their dates at the Blue Note Hawaii. They shared two songs with us. Stand By Me and Straighten Up and Fly Right.

Two of Hawaiiʻs favorite songwriters and performers, Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos joined us in the studio for a performance of the classic song, Nānākuli Blues.

The Rippingtons

Jul 28, 2017

The Rippingtons were in town for a few nights at the Blue Note Hawaii. they stopped by the HPR studios to share some tunes with us.

The songs featured in this performance are... in order:
North Star

The Rippingtons are:
Russ Freeman, Guitar
Brandon Fields, Sax
Dave Karasony, Drums
Rico Belled, Bass
Bill Heller, Keys

Mango Season

Jul 5, 2017

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.

On todays show we're featuring a concert with Streetlight Cadence from August 8th, 2015.  The band features cellist Brian Webb, Violinist Jonathan Franklin, Guitarist Chaz Umamoto, and Accordionist and percussionist Jesse Shiroma.

The New Mastersounds

Jun 7, 2017

The New Mastersounds visited us at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio during their visit to Hawaii while playing at the Blue Note Hawaii.   The New Mastersounds are:Eddie Roberts - GuitarSimon Allen - DrumsPete Shand - Bass guitarJoe Tatton - Piano Thanks to the Blue Note Hawaii

Courtesy of Hawaii Opera Theatre
Courtesy of Hawaii Opera Theatre

Traditional grand opera is comically characterized by big violent scenes and jumping from great heights, but more recently especially, introspective, psychological operas are winning new audiences.  Hawai‘i Opera Theatre’s latest production, Three Decembers, could do just that.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the production will bring one of opera’s most beloved performers to four Hawaiian Islands.

Spark! Hiromi

Mar 15, 2017

Award winning pianist Hiromi Uehara has been playing since age six.  A chance meeting in Tokyo with jazz legend Chick Corea set her on a trajectory that took her to number one on the Billboard Jazz Album chart last year.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Hiromi will be at the Blue Note Waikiki this week, performing her unique combination of jazz, pop and classical music from that album, Spark.