Weekdays at 6 PM on HPR-2
- Hosted by Craig DeSilva, Judy Anderson
Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates, Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, and reports from the McDonald Observatory in Austin on what's up in our night sky.
The music used to open and close Evening Concert is the "Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan." The composer/arranger is the late Thomas Canning. The version we use features the Cincinnati Symphony conducted by Jesus Lopez Cobos on the Telarc CD, "American Adagios."
Craig DeSilva (Monday-Wednesday) is glad to be playing recorded music on the air instead of playing for a live audience on stage as did when he studied piano. He began piano lessons when he was a child and continued piano studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (where he majored in broadcast journalism and minored in music) under the late Peter Coraggio.
Craig got his start in radio as a news reporter and announcer on Hawaiʻi Public Radio and has filed stories for many national radio programs, including National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and Voice of America. Off the public radio airwaves, he’s written for Hawaii Business magazine and was assistant editor for Pacific Islands Report at the East-West Center.
Heʻs currently employed as a corporate writer at HMSA and writes for Island Scene magazine. Craig is a proud supporter of local arts and culture in Hawaiʻi. He serves on the volunteer board for Honolulu Chamber Music Series. And he enjoys sharing music on Evening Concert that highlights arts events in the Islands -- your requests are welcome.
Judy Anderson (Thursday and Friday) began college as a music performance major; favorite class: Opera Theater. Within ten years after graduation, however, she was channeling her penchant for performing into briefing Congressional leaders, senior military officers, and flight crews as a Navy Intelligence Officer. Musical efforts had been relegated to volunteer activities such as directing church choirs.
It was with great delight that after her retirement from active duty with the U.S. Navy, she began volunteer work for HPR and returned to her classical music passions. Delving into the stories behind the music pieces featured on Evening Concert is an educational joy.
Judy is passionate about a variety of musical styles — she dances and teaches hula, and has trained in dance styles as varied as ballet, jazz, and a folk version of flamenco — but classical music remains at the core.