Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Waikiki Shell | Honolulu, Hawaii
Indulge in an evening of elegance and harmonic grandeur at the Waikiki Shell on Saturday, 12th of August. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra graces the stage with their concert, JoAnn Goes to the Opera. A communion of the most passionate virtuosos, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra insists on nothing but pure sonic brilliance. Multiple Grammy Award-winner JoAnn Falletta makes a fated return to the podium, donning her new mantle as esteemed Conductor Emeritus. Borrowing from the storied past of operatic canons, Falleta directs faithful yet daring excerpts from Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier: Suite” and Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” epics. The concert also features a powerful performance on cello by 2023 Nā Hōkū ‘Ōpio Young Stars champion, Celina Lim. The event will be hosted at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell, a historic open-air venue designed to elevate your opera experience. Book your seats now to watch the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra’s JoAnn Goes to the Opera on August 12, 2023 at the Waikiki Shell.
Plan your weekends now to see The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra on August 12, 2023 at the Waikiki Shell, Honolulu. Their upcoming concert, JoAnn Goes to the Opera, promises a Saturday teeming to the brim with soulful renditions from the music of some of history’s most celebrated composers.
The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is the present incarnation of the century-old Honolulu Symphony. Founded in 1900, the organization weathered through countless world-changing events, carrying their mission “to present the highest-quality performances of great music” up to this day.
“The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is one of the best symphonies around! The talent they have nurtured over the years is apparent in their seamless synchronization and stellar solos.”
“JoAnn Goes to the Opera” heralds the return of Grammy Award-winning Conductor Emeritus JoAnn Falletta on the stage of the Waikiki Shell. “One of the finest conductors of her generation” as per The New York Times, Falletta lends her mastery of the orchestral arts as she guides string and brass through the works of Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Live in the musical moment as resounding notes narrate tales of sprawling epics and dark comedies.
The orchestra also proudly presents Celina Lim, winner of the 2023 Nā Hōkū ‘Ōpio Young Stars competition. Listen to her song in brass, a commanding performance by a rising talent on cello.
See below for the complete details on the program:
Wagner, Richard - Excerpts from The Ring of the Nibelung: Wotan's Farewell (Die Walküre), Forest Murmurs (Siegfried), and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - Variations on a Rococo Theme: Theme, Variation I, Variation II, Variation III, and Variation VII
Strauss, Richard - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell is set to host the event, with a seating capacity of 2,400. This historic stage, surrounded by Honolulu’s natural charm, boasts a Diamond head design that relays pitch-perfect acoustics for the truest concert experience.
The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra welcomes all guests, whether lifelong opera aficionados, aspiring ones, or curious ears passing by. JoAnn Goes to the Opera will be played LIVE on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Book your tickets now!