Hawai’i Symphony’s first pop-up concert, in former industrial area

Posted on: January 3, 2018

“The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra presented its first-ever Pop-Up Symphony at the new mixed-use retail complex ‘Salt in Our Kaka’ako’ near Ala Moana Boulevard and Coral, Saturday night,” writes Anton Anderssen in Monday’s (1/1) eTurboNews (Haleiwa, HI). “This area … once an industrial area … is swiftly becoming re-imagined…. The Symphony performed beneath a covered loading dock known as ‘The Barn.’ JoAnn Falletta conducted the free concert, which was a smash hit…. Even standing areas were packed to capacity…. The Symphony opened with Magnificent Seven, a well-known theme from one of the classic Westerns. Elmer Bernstein composed this score…. Radetzky March, Op. 228, composed by Johann Strauss Sr. was the encore for the pop-up concert…. The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra was magnificent performing this work, and the patrons unequivocally ecstatic. The Symphony received thunderous applause for this march.” Also on the program were works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet, and Brahms; selections from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; the theme from Hawaii Five-O; selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; John Williams’s “Hedwig’s Flight” from Harry Potter’s Wondrous World; and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Posted January 3, 2018