John Kalani Zak

Co-Host of Evening Concert

John Kalani Zak, the son of an airline executive father and a journalist mother, was born in Washington D. C. He has lived in and traveled to many locations around the globe, and is delighted to call Hawaiʻi his home.

Hawaiian ways and traditions have captivated John for as long as he can remember. He had the joy of making several documentary films, including Hawaiian Healing and Pule Wailele, which screened at the HIFF and Maui film festivals in Hawaiʻi and overseas. Other projects include a book,Hawaiian Massage Lomilomi, Sacred Touch of Aloha.

In addition to duties as an on-­air host with Hawaiʻi Public Radio, John is a voice-­over actor, producing and narrating books for Audible.com, among other projects.

Past work includes producing and/or directing daytime serials, including The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. John has received 7 national Emmy nominations, an Emmy Award, and was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award. He is a member of the Hawaiian Historical Society and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club.

Zak is also an avid photographer. He loves all forms of music, from Hawaiian, to classical, to Brazilian jazz, to Bulgarian folksongs.

Ways to Connect

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John C. Zak

Here’s a quote from Kevin Kern, one of the artists whose work we’ll hear today:

Within each of us is a loving,
magical, powerful being...
a real self.

Music, friend that it is,
cocoons us from our worries,
enabling that hidden self
to emerge.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Leonard Bernstein, Respighi, Japanese composer and pianist, Yoshiki, Beethoven, Stenhammar, Dvorak, and Pleyel.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Massenet, Ravel, Schubert, Mozart, and Vivaldi. We’ll also hear the “Folksong Symphony” by Roy Harris.  

Be sure to scroll down on this page to listen to several interviews and episodes of our Big Ears Music Club segments.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Salieri, Mozart, Taneyev, Prokofiev and from our native sons, Jeff Peterson and Nathan Aweau.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Debussy, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Rautavaara, and Martinu.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Joaquin Rodrigo, Christian Sinding, Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, Fredric Chopin, David Diamond, and Antonin Dvorak.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Vaughn Williams, Elgar, Respighi, and Arthur Sullivan.
Classical Pacific airs Monday through Friday at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2, your home for classical music!

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Mendelssohn, Spohr, Boccherini, Tchaikovsky, Castelnuovo - Tedesco, and Rogers and Hammerstein.

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.
 

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Ben-Haim, Goosens, Bach, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Respighi, Gershwin, and Grieg........a Friday cornucopia!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s episode of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music Haydn, Copland, Elgar, Stamitz, Richard Strauss, and Debussy.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music.  I’m your host, John Zak.  Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music.  I’m your host, John Zak.  Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s  Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of  Glazunov, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Creston, Janacek,  Ravel, and Rossini.
Craig De Silva will join us with a preview of Evening Concert in the the 5:00 hour.

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music.  I’m your host, John Zak.  Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s  Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Virgil Thompson, Astor Piazzola, Ravel, Bruch, Rejcha, and Chabrier.

Craig De Silva will join us with a preview of Evening Concert in the the 5:00 hour.

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music.  I’m your host, John Zak.  Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s  Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music by Copland, Debussy, Mozart, Liszt, Rodrigo, and Chausson. Louise King Lanzalotti will join us with a preview of Evening Concert in the the 5:00 hour.

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of you who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines. We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2, your home for classical music in Hawaii. Thank you to each and every one of who who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines...We pledge to continue to give you the best programming available!

In today’s Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Dvorak, Lalo, Debussy, Gershwin and Nielsen. Join us!

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each and every one of who who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines...We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

In today’s Classical Pacific we’ll hear music of Brahms, Schubert, Debussy and Gershwin. Don’t miss it.

Classical Pacific begins at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on HPR - 2, your home for classical music. Thank you to each ad every one of who who pledged your support to Hawaii Public Radio, You are our heroes and heroines...We pledge to continue to give you the best programming possible!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

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John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana, I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Aloha pumehana,

I’m John Kalani Zak, host of Classical Pacific on HPR 2.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Tuesday, September 26,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today, we'll hear music by Richard Strauss, including Der Rosenkavalier, and Elektra. Well also hear a wonderful work by Paganini, and get ready to tango with selections from Bizet’s “Carmen.”
 

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Monday, September 25,  2017. Host: Louise King Lanzilotti. Today we’ll enjoy music by Glinka, Mozart, Gershwin, Von Suppé, Fibbich, Bach, Ponchielli, and Valdteufel.....it’s three hours of  varied musical marvelousness, starting at 3 PM only on HPR 2, your home for classical music.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Friday, September 22,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today we’ll enjoy music by Edvard Grieg, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Berwald, Giuseppe Verdi, Hector Berlioz, Marc-Olivier Dupin, and Nathan Aweau will play us home with Latitu and Akaka Falls.  Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music.

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