Classical Pacific August 3, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

Credit John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.  Today’s show is a perfect antidote for monkey chatter and alternative facts. Music heals the heart and the mind.....ready for some of that? I know I am.

Today,  we’ll hear two Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. We’ll also hear some wonderful music by Victor Herbert. Mozart weighs in with his Jupiter Symphony, and we'll hear excerpts of film scores by Ennio Morricone from The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. Edvard Grieg takes a turn on stage with some Symphonic Dances.

Prepare to relax and to breathe deeply. Don’t  let the monkey chatter around you get you down! Fine music is your secret weapon!

So, here’s a question and it’s not rhetorical one: What does music mean to you in your life?  How and when to you listen to music? And, most important, how does it make you feel? If you have some comments about this, please let me know. Send me an email through our HPR website. I might read some of the  comments on  the air and I would be quite interested to hear what you have to say!

As I mentioned some time ago, I am still looking for high-quality choral music from across Polynesia, particularly, Sāmoa and Tonga, and Maori music, as well. If you have access to that music and would be willing to share or to put me in contact with someone who might be able to assist in that regard, please let me know via e mail on this website or feel free to call the station (808) 955-8821 and leave me a message. And while we’re on the subject, what music from the Pacific region would you like to hear? Would you be interested in hearing more World Music, other classical artists? Any artists you especially love? Let me know.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Classical Pacific began in February, 2017, as a result of Hawaii Public Radio’s ongoing commitment to give listeners across Hawaii and around the world more of what they love, on two networks: HPR 1 and HPR 2. Airing five days a week at 3 P.M. Hawaii time, the series  features the finest of the world’s classical music, while also shining a spotlight on orchestras, artists, and composers of the Pacific region, including Polynesia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, The U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. We’ll also add spice with indigenous and World music that is creating new musical languages and collaborations worldwide.

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