28 October 2019

For the Birds

Enjoy a night at the Honolulu Symphony while learning about endangered native birds

For the Birds

Join in the avian excitement as the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra performs the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds, an original set of works produced by Hawai‘i’s composers, artists, biologists, and educators! Melissa Price of CTAHR’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management is a creator of the concert project, bringing to it her perspective on conservation and wildlife management. It’s all happening November 5 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall!

Symphony conductor Jeffrey Boeckman and MC Aaron Salā will be your guides for an evening of music, art, animation, hula, and science. Created in 2018 through a collaboration between the University of Hawai‘i, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Bishop Museum, and many other community partners, this concert features original compositions, animations, artworks, and a hula. It has already been performed for over 10,000 students on O‘ahu, and this is just the second time it will be presented to the general public.

The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., but come early for the “Instrument Petting Zoo” 6:20–6:50 p.m. in the Blaisdell lobby. Friendly “zookeepers”—HSO musicians—will be on hand to help guests figure out how to make some noise! You can learn more about the different types of instruments, how each one creates a unique sound, and how they are played.

Tickets are $5 per person, sold only at the door. Bring your ‘ohana and friends!

Learn more at the Symphony website and Facebook page.

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