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Hawaii Symphony Orchestra finishes year strong with big plans

HI Now host Rachel Pacarro sits down with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to see how they navigated the pandemic and learn what’s coming up!

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During the pandemic, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra were forced to pivot. They put on shows with no audience, performed virtual concerts, and got involved in the production side of music entertainment. Once Hawaii began to open, they took their show to the Waikiki Shell and performed for 8 weeks in front of thousands of people safely outdoors.

After a year of isolation, devastation, and loss, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra took the time to look at their values and goals as an organization. On November 6 and 7, they will be launching their masterwork series at the Hawaii Theatre Center. “It’s this theme of new perspectives, so we open with Stravinsky’s Fire Bird, a program of ballet music,” says Executive Director Dave Moss.

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra also performs video game and film music! On Thanksgiving weekend, they will be performing music from one of the best-selling video games in the past 30 years, Final Fantasy 7! It’s an audio-visual experience you won’t want to miss! They also plan to start ticket sales for Star Wars in January.

So if you’re interested in attending a Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concert, or want more information, please visit myhso.org!