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Virtuosity:
The Cliburn

 

Every four years, a group of the finest young pianists takes the stage at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The pressure on these artists is overwhelming, because the stakes are so high: prize money, concert bookings, a recording contract, a career. At the heart of this story is the courage it takes for a 20-year-old to go onstage alone before 2,000 people, and hundreds of thousands more online, and play a unique interpretation of one of the most difficult pieces ever written for the piano. The competition requires not only a transcendent musical ability, but a mental toughness that must sustain the soloist through three straight weeks of performance. The Cliburn becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground.

 

Straight No Chaser and Midtown Men Tickets – Just in Time for the Holidays!

If you know anyone who’s a fan of 60s music, a cappella, Glee, or Jersey Boys, we have a couple of special concert ticket offers for PBS Hawai‘i viewers that will make great holiday gifts: Straight No Chaser and The Midtown Men.

 

 

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser is a 10-piece a cappella group, best known for their Christmas music and covers of popular songs, past and present. The group is performing at the Hawaii Theatre on January 2, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on January 3. With your tax-deductible $150 gift to PBS Hawai‘i, we’ll hook you up with a pair of tickets to the show of your choice, as well as a pair of meet-and-greet passes.

>> Donate/View Straight No Chaser pledge gifts

 

 

The Midtown Men

The Midtown Men are coming to Honolulu’s Hawaii Theatre in March 2016! The four Midtown Men are former cast members of the original Broadway production of Jersey Boys. With your tax-deductible $150 gift to PBS Hawai‘i, you’ll get a pair of tickets to their March 20 show at the Hawaii Theatre, as well as a pair of meet-and-greet passes.

>> Donate/View Midtown Men pledge gifts

 

Friends of Jimmy Borges establish UH music scholarship in his name

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HONOLULU, HI – Friends of local jazz vocalist Jimmy Borges have raised more than $300,000 for a vocal music scholarship fund bearing his name at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The needs-based scholarship will benefit Hawaii high school graduates.

 

Borges, 80, is battling cancer.

 

Friends of Jimmy Borges establish UH music scholarship in his name

 

Borges is thrilled with this legacy fund and wants the vocal music scholarship to encourage Hawaii teens to pursue their dreams, just as he has done during his successful 60-year music career. “There’s no such thing as a stop sign,” Borges said. “Just speed bumps.”

 

A team of the entertainer’s friends raised the scholarship money in less than a month:

 

• Robert Clarke, a cancer survivor and retired chief of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI)
• Walter A. Dods Jr., Matson Chairman and retired First Hawaiian Bank CEO and Chairman
• Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawaii President and CEO

 

Contributions are still being accepted by Malia Peters at the UH Foundation: malia.peters@uhfoundation.org

 

About 50 scholarship donors were treated to a special concert by Borges last week at PBS Hawaii. The singer candidly explained his situation: a recurrence of cancer has migrated from his liver to his lungs. He does not expect to survive.

 

The footage will be used in an upcoming TV presentation, Jimmy Borges: Faced It All, scheduled to premiere at 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 21 on PBS Hawaii.

 

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Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1383

 

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NA MELE
Art of Solo Ukulele

NA MELE Art of Solo Ukulele

 

PBS Hawaii is proud to present an encore of a special vintage NA MELE from 2000, featuring ukulele maestros Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark, Blane Kanno and Jake Shimabukuro.

 

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES PRESENTS:
NA MELE – Tony Conjugacion

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES PRESENTS: NA MELE Tony Conjugacion

 

Tony Conjugacion pays tribute to his musical influences in this special. This kanikapila is a historic occasion captured by the cameras in the PBS Hawaii studio.

 

Joe Bonamassa:
Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks


Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in a concert celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. The setlist is primarily sourced from the catalogs of Howlin’ Wolf, one of the most influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, and Muddy Waters, considered the “father of modern Chicago blues” and a major inspiration for the British blues explosion of the 1960s. Bonamassa grew up with that genre which influences his own music to this day. Bonamassa also performs songs from his own extensive catalog.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015

 

The Vienna Philharmonic performs their annual open-air summer concert from the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Zubin Mehta conducts, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist in works by Grieg, Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss II.

 

Yanni:
World Without Borders

 

More than two years in the making, this concert special is a unique behind-the-scenes look at Yanni and his orchestra as they perform throughout the world. Songs performed include “Deliverance,” “Santorini” and “Nostalgia.”

 

Celtic Woman Fan Favorites

 

Celtic Woman celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a festival of fan favorites. Highlights include: “Shenandoah,” “May It Be,” “Danny Boy,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Orinoco Flow” and “Ave Maria.”

 

The Lincoln Awards:
A Concert for Veterans & The Military Family

 

Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. Among those scheduled to appear are Nick Jonas, Jerry Lewis, Arturo Sandoval and Brian Williams.

 

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