In the classical concerto repertoire, there are countless masterworks and memorable melodies. However, there may be no other concerto whose opening notes are as recognizable as that of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. From its powerful opening, you know you are about to embark on a memorable journey through one of the most iconic piano concertos of all time.
Our guest soloist for the season opener at Kahilu Theatre is the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning pianist Thomas Yee (Honolulu), whose musicality and prowess will be on full display with Tchaikovsky’s concerto.
Dr. Yee is the Professor of Music at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa, and also teaches a wide range of young up and coming pianists on O‘ahu. He is a strong supporter of KPO’s Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition.
Also included in the Yee & Tchaikovsky program is the Sibelius Symphony No. 2. Bold and powerful are two words that come to mind when you hear the music. In a time of lush, romanticized writing, Sibelius begins this amazing work with bits and pieces and combines them in magical ways that take us on an astounding aural journey that culminates in one of the most majestic and soaring finales ever written.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor, Op. 23
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Section A: $54
Section B: $44
Section C: $32
Section D: $20
*All ticket prices include the Kahilu Theatre Box Office Fee
The Kahilu Theatre is located in the green rolling hills of Waimea (aka Kamuela), at 2700 ft elevation in the South Kohala district of Hawai`i Island. The theatre was founded in 1980 by Richard Smart—heir to the Parker Ranch and accomplished Broadway actor—and has a 484-seat concert hall, a Black Box performance venue, as well as two gallery spaces.
Kahilu Theatre presents dynamic performers from all over the world and around the state to Hawai’i Island residents and visitors, and it is home to the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra during our 2019-2020 Concert Season. For more information visit the Kahilu Theatre website.
67-1186 Lindsey Rd.
Kamuela, HI. 96743