Applause in a Small Room

Sunday at 4pm on HPR2

Applause in a Small Room features solo and small ensemble performances recorded in the intimacy of HPR’s own Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

Show Schedule:

Oct. 5 – Pledge Drive Edition:
Featuring performances that have quickly become favorites, first we'll hear bluegrass singer and songwriter Peter Rowan.  We'll follow that with the island style music of John Cruz.  and then a preview of "Slack Key and Song" with Stephen Inglis and Keale.

Oct. 12 - “Slack, Story and Song” with Keale and Stephen Inglis
Two of Hawaii's brightest musician-songwriters team up for “Slack, Story and Song,” performing old favorites and new compositions. 

Oct. 19 - Carlos Barbosa-Lima
One of the world’s most respected acoustic guitarists in a solo performance.  Barbosa-Lima is famous for his transcriptions of Latin American music for guitar and his interpretation of a wide range of melodic music ranging from standards to jazz to pop.

Oct. 26 – Applause from Kahilu #1

Nov. 2 – Duane Padilla
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
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 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

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 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