In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Celebrate Pacific-Islanders in classical music at the ANA Honolulu Music Week

ANA Honolulu Music Week runs November 15-17

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A very special concert is set to take stage during the ANA Honolulu Music Week. The show’s producer Aaron Salā joined HI Now host Jobeth Devera on set to talk about Leo Pasifika – Voices of the Pacific. The concert is being held Saturday, November 16, at Kawaiaha’o Church. You won’t want to miss this heavenly evening of music that features the finest Pacific-Islander vocalists of our generation. Accompanied by conductor and répétiteur, Benjamin Makino, the concert will feature Quinn Kelsey, Honolulu’s internationally recognized baritone opera star; Pene Pati, Auckland’s acclaimed tenor and part of the Sole-Mio trio; Blythe Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; and soprano Mālia Ka’ai Barrett.

About ANA Honolulu Music Week:
The ANA Honolulu Music Week is a three-day music festival in Honolulu from November 15-17. The inaugural ANA Honolulu Music Week is a one-of-a-kind gathering where world-class musicians, composers, artists, residents and visitors will come together in harmony to celebrate the common thread that joins us — music. The event will feature local musicians like Robert Cazimero, Kalapana, and Eden Kai, as well as international stars like Engelbert Humperdinck, Ryoko Moriyama, violinist Ryu Goto, baritone Quinn Kelsey, and tenor Pene Pati.

From classical, jazz, and pop to Hawaiian and contemporary island music, attendees will be able to enjoy music at venues across town. There will be a variety of free concerts at Royal Hawaiian Center, International Marketplace, the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park Bandstand, and the Hawaiian Mission Houses, and Bishop Square.

Kawaiahaʻo Church will host two very special concerts on Saturday, Nov 16. Ryu Goto will perform with the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival and ʻIolani School at 2:00 pm. The other is concert is Leo Pasifika – Voices of the Pacific and will feature Quinn Kelsey, Honolulu’s internationally recognized baritone opera star; Pene Pati, Auckland’s acclaimed tenor and part of the Sole-Mio trio; Blythe Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; and soprano Mālia Ka’ai Barrett.

Blaisdell Concert Hall and will feature the Opening Gala on Friday, November 15, with a who’s who list of artists ranging from Robert Cazimero to Japanese folk singer Ryoko Moriyama – all accompanied by our very own Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.

A full schedule of events and links to ticket information visit hnlmusicweek.org.

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Honolulu Music Week: hnlmusicweek.org
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