Concert & Events Schedule 2011
Saturday, June 25 – Gala Opening Night Concert- Exotic Melodies 7:30 p.m. at Davies Chapel. A globetrotting tour of musical masterpieces evoking exotic ports of call as performed by HPAF Faculty Artists. Free to the public.
Sunday, June 26 – Concert Conversations with Gary Hickling, 2 p.m., Gates PAC on the HPA campus. Preview of HPAF’s 2011 concert season using recorded and live illustrations. Free to the public. Sponsored by Mrs. Louis Emery, in memory of Dwight Emery.
Monday, June 27 – Brown Bag Event, 12:15 p.m,. Davies Chapel. Free to the public
Friday, July 1 – Young Artists Showcase 12:15 p.m., A Brown Bag Event. Davies Chapel. Classic musical theater favorites, directed by Laurence Paxton, Chair of the UH-Manoa Music Department. Free to the public. Sponsored by Waimea Coffee Company
Friday, July 1 – Berlin in Lights 7:30 p.m., Davies Chapel or Gates. Music from Europe’s glittering salons, music halls, and opera stages. Free to the public. Sponsored by Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee and Carol and Clive Davies
Saturday, July 2 – Summer Enchantment (Sommer Verzauberung), 7:30 p.m., Davies Chapel at HPA. Masterpieces of German Lieder. Free to the public
Sunday, July 3 – Chee-Yun and Friends, 4 p.m,. Davies Chapel at HPA campus, featuring international violin star Chee-Yun and Iggy Jang, best known as concertmaster of the Honolulu Symphony. Sponsored by Robert and Barbara Sterne
Tuesday, July 5 – Brown Bag Event. 12:15 p.m., Davies Chapel. Free to the public
Wednesday, July 6 – Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, 7 p.m., Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Gala fundraiser. One of opera’s most entertaining comedies in a festive Italian evening at the Four Seasons. 1 act, 45 minutes. $39 includes dessert buffet. Antipasto bentos available for purchase, and cash bar. Sponsored by Rhoady Lee and Alan Gartenhaus
Friday, July 8 – Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi , Gates PAC, 7:30 p.m. This comic romp pits an obnoxious family lusting for wealth against a wily but lovable con artist. Teamed with favorite German opera scenes. Free to the public
Saturday, July 9 – Love Lost: Renee Tatum In Concert, 12:15 p.m. Davies Chapel, A Brown Bag Event. A stellar vocal concert by a rising young opera star. Ms.Tatum appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Free to the public
Saturday, July 9 – Master Class Day. (Public Voice Lesson) Davies Chapel. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Observe festival students in the training process with our renowned faculty. Free to the pubic
Saturday, July 9 – Ellis and Alyson, 7:30 p.m., Fairmont Orchid Ballroom. Brad Ellis, “Brad, The Pianist” from the hit TV show “Glee”, and his wife Eydie Alyson perform an entertaining evening of musical hits. Tickets $25.
Sunday, July 10 – HPAF Strings Present Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, 2 p.m. Waimea, Davies Chapel. One of music’s great masterpieces. Free to the public. Sponsored by Honolulu Watch Company
Monday, July 11 – Brown Bag Event. 12:15 p.m. Davies Chapel. Free to the public
Tuesday, July 12 – Brown Bag Event. 12:15 p.m. Davies Chapel. Free to the public
Tuesday, July 12 – HPAF Strings Present Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, 7 p.m., Palace Theatre, Hilo. One of classical music’s great masterpieces. Sponsored by Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee
Wednesday, July 13 – L’Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) 7 p.m., Kahilu Theater. Monteverdi’s Venetian masterpiece from 1642 traces the machinations of the beautiful and power-hungry Poppea to become "Queen of the World". With harpsichord and Baroque orchestra. Tickets $20.
Thursday, July 14 – Bastille Day Celebration, HPAF Strings, in conjunction with Arc of Kona. 7 p.m., Aloha Theater. Masterpieces of French chamber music. Tickets $20.
Thursday, July 14 – TropicGLEE II: The Golden Age of Broadway 7 p.m., Kahilu Theatre. Directed by Broadway actor and dancer Julio Monge, Musical Director, Brad Ellis, (“Brad, The Pianist” from the hit TV show “Glee”). Tickets $25.
What is a Brown Bag Event? An informal mid-day concert held on the HPA campus, free to the public. In our intensive 3-week festival, HPAF faculty and students are busy cooking up a number of musical delectables. Come for a surprise musical treat!
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org or call 808-333-7378