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2017-2018 SEASON SHOWS AT KAHILU

NA LEO

Saturday, September 22  7:00 pm

Na Leo, which in Hawaiian means the "voices blending together in warmth", is the most popular, most award-winning and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the world.  These three Hawaiian women run their own record label; compose, record and perform music.  They are real women with real lives sticking close to their ideals and putting their friendship first.


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Audrey Hepburn Classic Film Series - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Tuesday, September 25  10:00 am

Often described as Hepburn’s most iconic and memorable role, this two-time Academy Award-winning film has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Hepburn stars alongside George Peppard in this classic romantic comedy as she portrays that daring darling Holly Golightly.


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Zodiac Trio

Sunday, September 30  4:00 pm

The Zodiac Trio (Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano) enjoys an international concert schedule that consistently spans three continents and is recognized by many to be the foremost clarinet- violin-piano ensembles performing today.


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Audrey Hepburn Classic Film Series - THE UNFORGIVEN

Tuesday, October 2  10:00 am

Legendary director John Huston directs Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in this powerful and exciting tale of forbidden love set against America’s most rugged and ruthless frontier.


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Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra - "A Hawaii Homecoming"

Sunday, October 7  4:00 pm

The Kamuela Philharmonic season opener celebrates acclaimed cellist Anthony Arnone's concert return to Hawai‘i. Mr. Arnone will perform one of Antonín Dvorák's most famous works—Cello Concerto in B minor with the Orchestra. Other orchestral masterpieces include Bartók's Rumanian Folk Dances and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major.

Program

- Dvorák – Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104

- Bartók – Rumanian Folk Dances

- Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60


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Audrey Hepburn Classic Film Series - THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Tuesday, October 9  10:00 am

Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner in “one of the most finely wrought dramas in the history of the screen” (Motion Picture Herald) Hepburn and Maclaine star as two college classmates who open a school for girls, where one particularly manipulative student begins to spread lies that have the potential to ruin both of their lives.


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Audrey Hepburn Classic Film Series - MY FAIR LADY

Tuesday, October 16  10:00 am

Following the story of Professor Henry Higgins, played by Rex Harrison, Higgins boasts a wager he can teach anyone to speak “proper” English, believing that a persons accent determines their social standing. Audrey Hepburn stars as a poor Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle who becomes the subject wager. Under the harsh tutelage of Higgins, Eliza is able to pass as a lady of the upper-class. Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film also has an unforgettable score by Lerner and Lowe.


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Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio

Saturday, October 20  7:00 pm

Harold López-Nussa’s music reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation and interaction.


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Mark Salman

Sunday, October 21  4:00 pm

Mark Salman’s performance in the Kahilu Steinway Series was a highpoint of the 2016/17 Season. The Seattle-based master artist will return to play our beautiful Model D concert grand for another outstanding solo piano event.


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Artist2Artist Series : HENRY KAPONO & JERRY SANTOS

Saturday, October 27  7:00 pm

Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts sharing the stage with some of his legendary contemporaries, with songs and stories about music that has been part of our lives for a long time.  The artists will play individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam.  Per Henry, "Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy."


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Churchill

Sunday, October 28  4 pm

Long before the film The Darkest Hour, actor Ron Keaton created a brilliant one-man show offering a glimpse into the character of this important world leader. Keaton’s Churchill ran for six months at New World Stages and enjoyed multiple extensions at the Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago.


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Pink Martini

Wednesday & Thursday, October 31 & November 1  7:00 pm

Pink Martini is a Portland-based group, rolicking their musical chops on yet another round-the-world adventure.  An enduring favorite of Kahilu audiences, we are pleased to bring them back for what promises to be another sold-out spectacular event.


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Iggy Jang - Tango Extravaganza 2018!

Sunday, November 4  4:00 pm

Iggy Jang, concertmaster for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by other world class musicians and Agentenian tango dancers for this concert.


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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Kanikapila

Thursday, November 15   7:00 pm

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Kaapana, Nathan Awaeau, Mike Kaawa and more.  A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers


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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Ho'olaulea

Friday November 16   7:00 pm

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Kaapana, Nathan Awaeau, Mike Kaawa and more. A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers


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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Hana Hou

Saturday, November 17   4:00 pm

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Kaapana, Nathan Awaeau, Mike Kaawa and more. A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers


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Niall de Burca

Sunday, November 18  4:00 pm

Niall de Burca is one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers. Recognized for the diversity of his tales and talents, he has a fine ability to reach all ages. His “Storytelling As A Tool Of Education” workshops are highly recommended by educators to help students find their voices.


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Artist2Artist Series : HENRY KAPONO & KEOLA BEAMER

Saturday, November 24  7:00 pm

Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts sharing the stage with some of his legendary contemporaries, with songs and stories about music that has been a part of our lives for a long time. The artists will play individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam. Per Henry, “Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy.”


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ON STAGE - A "Smart" Affair

Sunday, December 2, 5:00 pm

An Evening to Benefit Kahilu Theatre


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Waimea Community Chorus - Christmas Concert

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 (7:00 pm) & December 9 (4:00 pm)

The Waimea Community Chorus will be performing The International Carol Suites, I - V arranged by Mark Hayes.  The New York Premier of this work was in November 2017 at Carnegie Hall.  Each suite festures carols from a different part of the world.  Suite I - Western Europe, Suite II - Eastern Europe, Suite III - The British Isles, Suite IV - Central & South America and Suite V - North America.  The Internation Carol Suite will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.  The concert will end with an audience sing-a-long!


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Alsarah & the Nubatones

Friday, December 14  7:00 pm

Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a somewhat reluctant ethnomusicologist.  Born in Khartoum, Sudan, she relocated to Yemen with her family before abruptly moving to the USA; finally feeling most at home in Brooklyn, NY where she has been residing since 2004.  She is a self-proclaimed practitoner of East-African Retro pop music.  Working on various projects, she has toured both nationally and internationally.


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Kalani Pe'a Christmas Show

Saturday, December 15  7:00 pm

After last year’s Kahilu Theatre premiere and sold-out performance, Kalani Pe’a returns with a new and festive Christmas Show steeped in Hawaiian tradition. His Christmas song, Kanakaloka, was just nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Hawaiian Single of the Year.


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Straight No Chaser - One Shot Tour

Saturday, January 5  7:00 pm

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch.  Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. 


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Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll sings Judy Garland

Saturday, January 12  7:00 pm & Sunday, January 13  4:00 pm

Award winning artist Angela Ingersoll presents a tribute to the great Judy Garland. “Ingersoll conducts a veritable master class with her acting, and vocally her performance is equally as astounding. She dives into each of the songs with an intoxicating blend of mesmerizing vocal prowess and raw emotion, just as Garland herself was able to do.”


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Artist2Artist Series : HENRY KAPONO & MALANI BILYEU

Saturday, January 19  7:00 pm

Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts sharing the stage with some of his legendary contemporaries, with songs and stories about music that has been a part of our lives for a long time. The artists will play individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam. Per Henry, “Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy.”


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Giordano Dance Chicago

Wednesday, January 23  7:00 pm

Giordano Dance Chicago is America's original jazz dance company, captivating audiences worldwide with dynamic performances and the diversity and wide appeal of its repertoire.


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KAHILU GOLD - Storm Large

Saturday, January 26 : Doors Open - 5pm + Performance - 6pm

Art transforms the mundane into magic through the energy of creative expression.  Kahilu Gold concerts reach out to build awareness and new audiences. These special events are at exclusive venues on the famed Kohala Coast.


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Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra - "En Pointe Brilliance"

Sunday, January 27  4:00pm

The Philharmonic's winter concert features the winners of its annual youth concerto competition—always a crowd favorite—highlighting three of Hawai‘i's young incredibly talented musicians. En Pointe Brilliance also includes Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours.

Program - Competition Winners

- Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Suite, op. 20A

- Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours


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John Sebastian

Tuesday, January 29  7:00 pm

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-60’s rock revolution. You know the songs by heart: Do You Believe in Magic?, You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Summer In The City, and John Sebastian brings his iconic song catalog to Kahilu Theatre January 29th.


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Derek Gripper

Friday, February 1  7:00 pm

Derek Gripper is a solo classical guitarist from Cape Town, South Africa.  Specializing in the kora music of Mali, is talent transports us to another and distant culture with no separation of time and space.


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Moore & Maroudas 2

Sunday, February 3  4:00 pm

The duo behind one of our most popular concerts last season return for an evening on two pianos. Cheryl “Quack” Moore and Anthony Maroudas will perform a concert featuring Shostakovich, Mozart, Cui, Debussy-Ravel, Guastavino, and a big blockbuster finale: the Rachmaninoff 2nd Suite for two pianos, Op. 17


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Tomas Kubinek - Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible

Wednesday, February 6  7:00 pm

Tomas Kubinek is a collision of theatre and classic music-hall performance art. His exuberant one-man show is in equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm.


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KAHILU GOLD - Blayne Asing

Thursday, February 14 : Doors Open - 5pm + Performance  - 6pm

Art transforms the mundane into magic through the energy of creative expression. Kahilu Gold concerts reach out to build awareness and new audiences. These special events are at exclusive venues on the famed Kohala Coast.

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Chunhajeil Tal Gongjakso

Friday, February 15  7:00 pm

Chunhajeil Tai Gongjakso (aka The Greatest Masque)  was founded in 2006 by young emerging traditional Korean mask dancers.  The company's work is rooted in the traditional mask dance - Talchum.  Chunhajeil Tai Gongjakso has received numerous awards for their traditional performing arts works as well as their contemporary performances that intergrate and experiment with traditional Korean mask-drama.


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Jacob Jonas The Company

Tuesday, February 26  7:00 pm

Led by 25-year old namesake, Jacob Jonas The Company is gaining an international profile for its honest storytelling, visceral performances, and visual content creation.  A mix of contemporary ballet and acrobatic movement guaranteed to honor and celebrate the art of dance.


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Brother Noland & Special Guest

Saturday, March 9  7:00 pm

Brother Noland is an impact player. Before his first smash hit, Coconut Girl, the term Hawaiian music didn’t really exist. But like true innovators, Noland refuses to be easily defined. He excels in traditional Hawaiian music, slack key and Hawaiian swing because music makes him feel good, and good music, no matter what the flavor, makes us feel a whole lot better.


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Daniel Hsu - Cliburn Winner

Sunday, March 10  4:00 pm

20-year-old American pianist Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017. He is increasingly recognized for his easy virtuosity and bold musicianship, and we are proud and pleased to bring him to the Kahilu Theatre stage.


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L.A. Dance Project

Wednesday, March 20  7:00 pm

L.A. Dance Project is a platform for the development, creation, support and presentation of world-class dance in Los Angeles.  This show is pure comtemporary, California style.


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Ana Vidovic

Thursday, March 21  7:00 pm

A major force in the classical guitar world, Ana Vidovic has a finely honed technique and a remarkable stylistic sensitivity that allows her to communicate eloquently. A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at the age of five in Croatia, inspired by her brother Viktor. Ana began performing at the age of eight and has never looked back.


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Zakir Hussain

Friday, March 22  7:00 pm

A master percussionist and classical Indian tabla virtuoso of the highest order, Zakir Hussain's consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, but have also earned him worldwide fame.


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Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra - "Of History and Nature"

Sunday, March 24  4:00 pm

During its season finale, the Kamuela Philharmonic will premiere principal cellist—and accomplished composer of Hawaiian opera—Herb Mahelona's newly composed symphonic suite that depicts The Battle of Kuamo‘o. Also featured during the concert are Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major and Verdi's Overture to Nabucco.

Program

- Verdi – Overture to Nabucco

- Mahelona – Symphonic Suite from The Battle of Kuamo╩╗o *World Premiere

- Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73


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Laurence Hobgood Trio

Sunday, April 7  4:00 pm

Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood is a contemporary jazz piano virtuoso, composer, arranger, producer, lyrycist and educator.  Perhaps best known for his twenty-year collaboration with vocalist Kurt Elling, Hobgood has had a varied and dynamic career.


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Taimane - Elemental -

Saturday, April 13  7:00 pm

Taimane Gardner has been blowing away audiences for most of her 26 years. A prodigy with a contagious zest for performing, she honed her showmanship and stagecraft at age 13 with mentor and legendary crooner Don Ho. Under the tutelage of modern ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, she added flamenco to a style palette that already included classical and rock.


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Robert Cazimero

Saturday, May 11, 2019  7:00pm

In the 1970’s Robert Cazimero and his family were the driving force behind the Hawaiian renaissance of arts and culture. That resurgence launched his career in which, now, thirty years later, is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula; his work in each of these areas is known throughout the world. No Kahilu Season would not be complete without hosting the man whose voice in story or song makes us take flight.


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Waimea Community Chorus - Spring Concert - WCC Rocks the 70s

Saturday, May 25  7:00 pm

Waimea Community Chorus presents music recorded by Queen, ABBA, Jim Croce, Three Dog Night, Led Zeppelin, Carole King and more.  Songs from musicals Evita, A Chorus Line, The Wiz and the Phantom of the Opera will round out the sounds of the 1970s.


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West Side Story - Kahilu Youth Troupe Musical

Friday, June 21  7:00 pm & Saturday, June 22  7:00 pm & Sunday, June 23  4:00 pm

A collaboration between Waimea’s own Beth Dunnington and Angel Prince, West Side Story will showcase our Kahilu Theatre Youth Troupe. This production will extend our students singing, acting and dancing horizons in this brilliant and relevant musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


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