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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 3, 2002

2002-2003 Honolulu Symphony schedule

The Honolulu Symphony's 2002-2003 Halekulani MasterWorks season:

• Sept. 13 and 15 — Brahms' First and Bach's Double. Featuring a performance of the Bach Double Violin Concerto, with American violinist Hilary Hahn and Honolulu Symphony concertmaster Ignace Young also on violin; Samuel Wong conducts.

• Sept. 20 and 22 — "Peer Gynt — Complete and Narrated." The Honolulu premiere of Edvard Grieg's musical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's dramatic classic. With guest narrator, guest vocalists and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. Wong conducts.

• Oct. 4 and 6 — Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. The return of one of the world's pre-eminent violinists, performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 65. With guest conductor Naoto Otomo.

• Oct. 11 and 13 — "Opera Night." Featuring stars of the opera stage, yet to be named, in a program sponsored in part by the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, featuring selected arias. Harvey Felder conducts.

• Oct. 25 and 27 — Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Pianist Norman Krieger performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271, "Jeaunehomme," and the orchestra plays Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Wong conducts.

• Nov. 1 and 3 — "MasterWorks: Film Style." In conjunction with the Hawai'i International Film Festival, the orchestra presents classical themes from famous cinematic works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings, recognized as the theme from "Platoon." With video projections. Jeffrey Biegel is guest pianist; Wong conducts.

• Nov. 8 and 10 — "Kenny Endo Returns." Taiko master Kenny Endo joins the orchestra in a synthesis of traditional drumming techniques, Western jazz percussion styles and symphonic orchestra. Wong conducts.

• Nov. 22 and 24 — Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Vivaldi's classic will be featured with Schumann's Symphony No. 2, op. 61, with guest violinist Adele Anthony. JoAnn Falletta conducts.

• Jan. 3 and 5 — Dvorak's Cello Concerto. The symphony celebrates 100 years of Korean immigration to Hawai'i with a program featuring traditional Korean folk instruments and guest artist Han-Na Chang, the Korean cellist. Wong conducts.

• March 21 and 23 — "Mozart, Mozart & Mozart." An all-Mozart bill features the debut here of Stanislav Ioudenitch, Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; the program includes Mozart' Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C minor and Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague." Wong conducts.

• March 28 and 30 — "Iggy Shines, Local Style." Symphony concertmaster-violinist Ignace "Iggy" Jang performs Don Womack's Violin Concerto (Womack is a University of Hawai'i composer and teacher). Wong conducts.

• April 4 and 6 — "A Narrated Midsummer Night's Dream." Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 61," features a narrator and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. Wong conducts.

• May 9 and 11 — "An Evening With Tan Dun." Grammy nominee Tan Dun conducts his own compositions, including his original music from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." With video projections.

• May 16 and 18 — "Dances Around the World." Music and dance from around the world, including Hawai'i, featuring tap dancer Charles Teo from China and hula to Ravel's "La Valse" by Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Wa'ahila," with kumu hula Maelia Carter. Wong conducts.