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By popular demand, a second performance in HPR's Atherton Studio of chamber music written especially for guitar has been added on Sunday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. This final concert of the 2015-16 Atherton Winter Season features award-winning classical guitarist Luke Trimble and an ensemble of chamber players from the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The Atherton Studio is noted for its unique suitability to the timbres of guitar and strings. The highlight of the program is Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D major.

Hawaiʻi Public Radio presents an evening of chamber music written especially for guitar, featuring award-winning classical guitarist Luke Trimble and an ensemble of chamber players from the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place on March 5 and closes the 2015-16 Atherton Winter Season. The Atherton Studio is noted for its unique suitability to the timbres of guitar and strings. The highlight of the program is Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D major.

Vocalist Dana Land returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on February 27 with the songs of America’s favorite crooners, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, and Bobby Darin.  The evening is dubbed “Dana Does Frank, Tony, Dean, Mel, & Bobby!”  Land’s music director and accompanist on piano is the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s Tommy James. She is also accompanied by Rockford Holmes (saxophone, flute, clarinet), Alika Lyman (bass), and Von Baron (drums).

$5 Friday Exceeds Membership Goal

Feb 5, 2016

HPR's held its second "$5 Friday" campaign to encourage Sustaining Membership at the $5-a-month level on Friday, February 5. Its goal to garner 55 first-time members for the station was exceeded at 6:00 p.m. with a final online gift. A total of 56 members joined on $5 Friday at various giving levels.

HPR extends a warm welcome to these new members and its appreciation to those who shared the news of this campaign.

Partners in Time returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on February 20 for a concert of music from the Balkans and the Near/Middle East, spiced with original tunes and jazz fusion. The band will be joined by nationally touring, Armenian-American musician and composer Souren Baronian, a master instrumentalist of both Middle/Near Eastern music and jazz.
 

Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Michael Titterton announced today his plan to bring to a conclusion his role as the station’s president and general manager on June 30, 2016.

Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that HPR has earned this top distinction.
 
“Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.
 

Hawaiʻi Public Radio successfully concluded its fall fund drive "Celebration 2015" on October 24 at 1:05 p.m. The award-winning nonprofit raised a total of $980,449, exceeding its goal by $2,449. Approximately $174,000 of that amount was raised before the drive went on the air on October 13, while the final $21,000 was raised through a steady stream of phone calls in the final hour.