Honolulu Symphony musicians offer “thank-you” concert

Posted on: December 16, 2009

Tuesday’s (12/15) Honolulu Advertiser reports, “The musicians of the Honolulu Symphony announced today that they will present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony this month at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, as previously scheduled. Citing mounting debts and lackluster revenues, symphony officials last month announced plans to cancel all scheduled performances through this month and made no guarantees that the rest of the 2009-10 season would go on. The free matinee concert, set for 4 p.m. Dec. 27, will feature members of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the Oahu Choral Society, led by Maestra JoAnn Falletta. Donations, which will benefit the Honolulu Symphony Musicians’ Fund, will be accepted by Live Music Awareness. … The concert is being produced by the musicians of the symphony and all performers are donating their services for this event. … ‘The musicians … want to present this concert as a thank-you to the community who has supported us for so many years,’ said Steve Dinion, a symphony musician representative in a news release issued today.”

Posted December 16, 2009