big ears club

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for December 5,  2017. I’m your host. John Zak.  We’re sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call on Giving Tuesday to become members of HPR and an additional mahalo nui  to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you and listen for your name on the air!

In today’s broadcast, we’ll hear music of Bruckner, Still, Anthony Hopkins (the award winning actor), Johann Strauss, Rodrigo, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. We’ll close with two beautiful works by Kevin Kern.  

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for December 4,  2017. I’m your host. John Zak.  We’re sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call on Giving Tuesday to become members of HPR and an additional mahalo nui  to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you and listen for your name on the air!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for December 1,  2017. I’m your host. John Zak.  We’re sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call on Giving Tuesday to become members of HPR and an additional mahalo nui  to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you and listen for your name on the air!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for November 30th,  2017. I’m your host. John Zak.  We’re sending our sincere thanks to each of you who heard the clarion call on Giving Tuesday to become members of HPR and we send an additional mahalo nui  to those of you who increased your gift to keep HPR going strong. We really appreciate you. Listen for your name on the air!

In today’s broadcast we will hear music of Delius, Coates, O’Sullivan, Barber, Gershwin, Brahms, and Yoshiki.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for November 28th, 2017. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I’m your host John Zak. Today we really rack up the “Musical” frequent flyer miles on Classical Pacific. We’ll hear music of Arthur Sullivan, Maurice Ravel, Georg Telemann, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Morten Lauridsen, Ottorino Respighi, and Aaron Copland? And, well head right back to Maui with a work by Jeff Peterson. How’s that for a “three-hour tour??”

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for November 27th, 2017. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I’m your host John Zak. Part of my Thanksgiving Day was spent right here at HPR and it was a pleasure to share music with you for your holiday enjoyment. Today, we will hear music of Dvorak, Shoenfield, Rossini, Antheil, Britten, and Scarlatti/Tommasini.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for November 24th, 2017.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thanksgiving Day,  2017.  I’m your host, John Zak. The holidays are here and pumpkin pies kept popping up  in the HPR kitchen all week... Christmas goodies will soon follow! As you enjoy your holiday, we will serenade you with  music of Bruch, Copland, Elgar, Haydn, Chabrier, Chopin, and Prokifiev....a cornucopia of beautiful music, for which we are all very thankful...I'll also  share some highly quotable quotes on gratitude.
 

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Wednesday, November 22,  2017. The holidays are looming large and pumpkin pies are already appearing  in the HPR kitchen (but not for long)......and Christmas goodies will soon follow! As you go about your preparations for Thanksgiving Day,
we will serenade you with  music of Massenet, Rachmaninov,  Krommer, Torroba, Franck, and a beautiful selection from Lux Aeterna, by Lauridsen.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Tuesday, November 21st,  2017. The holidays are looming large and pumpkin pies are already appearing  in the HPR kitchen (but not for long)......and Christmas goodies will soon follow!
Today, we have music of Mozart, Finzi, Gounod, Bizet, Chopin, Szymanowski, Prokofiev, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Monday, November 20th, 2017. The holidays are looming large and pumpkin pies are already appearing  in the HPR kitchen (but not for long)......and Christmas goodies will soon follow!
Today, we have music by Glazunov, Barber, Jeff Peterson, Offenbach, Gershwin (with an arrangement by Bennett) and Fauré.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Friday, November 17th, 2017. The holidays are looming large and pumpkin pies are already appearing  in the HPR kitchen (but not for long.)  Christmas goodies will soon follow!
Today, we have music by Khachaturian, Joseph Haydn, E.J. Moeran, and the Love theme from "Romeo and Juliet," and the theme from "Zorba," performed brilliantly by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and  we'll also hear a piece by “Duplessy and the Violins of the World.”

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thursday, November 16, 2017. I’m your host, John Kalani Zak. Today we’ll hear music of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Liszt, Dvorak, and Saint-Saens. I am also delighted to feature two pieces by a fascinating World Music group known as “Duplessy and the Violins of the World” - “Le Lac Dans La Brume” and “Pavane Pour in Infante Defunte.”

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 and the finest music 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. 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 and the finest music possible!

In today’s “Aloha Friday”  journey  of Classical Pacific, we’ll hear music of Grieg, Richard and Siegfried Wagner, De Bréville, Rota, Mozart, Milhaud, and Stravinsky.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

 

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.
 - Kevin Kern




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 and the finest music possible!

John C. Zak
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.

Big Ears Club - 11/03/17

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode of the Big Ears Music Club, Louise King Lanzilotti and John Zak explore the world of stringed instruments.  

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

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.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thursday, September 21,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today we’ll hear “Fairy Tale” by  Josef Suk. We’ll also hear “Summer Evening” by Zoltan Kodaly as well as music by Mozart, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.
Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Wednesday, September 20,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today, we have a very entertaining and eclectic show. We’ll hear “Symphonie Espagnole” by Edouard Lalo and “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms, as well as  enjoying a folk melody from rural China, “Splendor Night Vision.” But wait....there’s more:

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Tuesday, September 19,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today we’ll hear the Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still. We’ll also hear Symphony 99 by Joseph Haydn. In addition, we’ll hear from Maurice Ravel, Morton Gould, Eugene Goosens, and Jerome Kern. And, don't forget that HPR's Fall Pledge Drive i coming up next week....Donate early and often to keep Classical music on the air in Hawaii!

 Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for  Thursday, September 14,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today, we’ll hear a beautiful guitar concerto by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. We’ll also hear music by Debussy, Berlioz (Harold en Italie) , Lalo, and Korngold. You’ll have a chance to guess the name of a theme from a major motion picture, so brush up on your movie trivia! And, Judy Anderson will be here to give us a preview of tonight’s Evening Concert.

Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music.

Big Ears Club - 8/25/17

Sep 13, 2017

John Zak and music educator, Louise King Lanzilotti, talk story with a talented young clarinetist from Punahou School. Louise also discuss why participating in musical theatre is a great way for young people to explore their creative side.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Yippiedoodles, it’s Friday! (I learned that expression in Canada two weeks ago. ) Welcome to Classical Pacific for Friday, September 1, 2017, on HPR 2. Today we explore music of Brahms, Turina, Mozart, two Bachs and Jeff Peterson.

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Friday, August 11th, 2017, on HPR 2. Your host for today is Louise King Lanzilotti.

Today’s episode will feature works by Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Morton Gould, Dukas, and Ferrer. Louise will offer interesting insights about the music and you are sure to be entertained and refreshed by the wonderful music. Join us at 3 PM for another episode.

I will be back on air on August 22nd with some special episodes about the Seattle Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the historic music label, Naxos!

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Wednesday, August 9th on HPR 2. Prepare for a musical journey into the stratosphere. Lang Lang will perform a piece by Chopin. We’ll hear the mastery of two Brahms works under the direction of Otto Klemperer. Jeff Peterson will take us up Mauka.

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