Applause in a Small Room

Sunday at 4pm on HPR2

Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances as well as the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

Winter 2014 Show Schedule:

Oct. 26 – Applause from Kahilu #1
Recorded in Waimea's Kahilu theatre this concert features Hawaii Island performers, Ekolu Mea Nui with Sonny Lim, Kevin Kealoha and Kunia Gardeira, performance poet Michele Dalton from Puna, and a little bit of country from paniolos Willie-Joe Camarro and Damien de Mello.

Nov. 2 – Tribute to Stephane and Tyner
Hawaii's premiere jazz violinist Duane Padilla, pianist Tommy James and bassist Jon Hawes in a concert celebrating the unlikely, but wonderfully inspired, pairing of the old school swing Jazz of violinist Stephane Grappelli and postbop pianist McCoy Tyner.

Nov. 9 - Audrey Knuth and Larry Unger
Traditional American and Celtic Music Guitar and Banjo Player Larry Unger and Dance Fiddler Audrey Knuth bring their infectious, toe-tapping mix of traditional American and Celtic tunes along with swing, blues, classical music and original compositions to Honolulu for their debut performance in the Atherton Studio.

Nov. 16 - Folk Music Jam with Keith Haugen, Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas
Hawai`i’s Folk Singers Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas and Keith Haugen salute the rich sound of American folk music. The veteran musicians, each a well-known recording artist and singer/songwriter in his own right, have collaborated to create an unique evening of music that spans the folk music spectrum from folk favorites popularized by Burl Ives to original compositions to the popular folk rock music of the 60s and 70s.

Nov. 23 – Applause From Kahilu #2
A live showcase of Hawaiʻi Island Artists recorded in Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, this concert includes opera diva Amy Mills, The Magic Strings Quartet, and jazz by the Bill Noble Quintet.

Nov. 30 - Streetlight Cadence
The group derives its name from its origins on the streets of Waikiki, and has since earned a loyal following in the islands and beyond. A four-member acoustic ensemble comprised of Jonathon Franklin (violin and vocals), Brian Webb (cello and percussion), Jesse Shiroma (accordion), and Chaz Umamoto (guitar). The band draws inspiration from many genres, performing both original compositions and covers, ranging from pop to classical. They are often described as a synthesis between Mumford & Sons and The Killers.

Dec. 7 - Kawika Kahiapo and Keale
Hawaiian slack key artists and songwriters Kawika Kahiapo and Keale come together for their first joint concert in the intimacy of HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. The duo, both members of the Na Hoku award-winning band Kaukahi, in a program that includes traditional favorites, innovative arrangements, and original mele (songs).

Dec. 14 – Patrick Landeza and Ian O’Sullivan
Cousins Patrick Landeza and Ian O'Sullivan share an evening of acoustic guitar music and mele as they team up musically for the first time and debut their unique blend of classical and Hawaiian guitar. Accompanying Landeza and O’Sullivan, are special guests Fia Leoso, guitar and bassist Chris Lau.

Dec. 21 – Celtic winter solstice with Celtic Waves
Long before the Christian holiday of Christmas, the Celts celebrated the longest night and the shortest day of the year with music, family and friends. Enjoy traditional Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires and songs with Celtic Waves' 5th Winter Solstice Concert.

Dec. 28 – Applause from Kahilu #3
Recorded in Waimea's Kahilu theatre this concert features Hawaii Island artists, Kohala featuring Charles Michael Brotman, Rupert Tripp Jr. and Charlie Recaido. and Latin Gypsy funk group Leche De Tigre.