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Kapepeʻekauila, played by senior Daylan Kalaʻi, gazes upon Hina and prepares to kidnap her to broker a peace for Hāʻupu.

KSH students to be featured on national radio broadcast

Oct. 31, 2016

Hawaiʻi Public Radio is bringing the nationally syndicated show, NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, back to Hawaiʻi in November. Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi will host the first of two live recordings on November 30, taking place at KS Hawaiʻi’s William Charles Lunalilo Center. The show was last hosted at KS Hawaiʻi in 2010.

This time around, KS Hawaiʻi students will be featured on the broadcast, performing selections from the Hawaiian opera “Hāʻupu”. These talented students were recently featured at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where they performed the first Hawaiian language production in the history of the nearly seven decade old festival.

From the Top is the preeminent showcase for young musicians, celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. The show can be heard weekly on Hawaiʻi Public Radio featuring musicians from Hawai’i and beyond. This marks From the Top’s fifth visit to Hawai’i, having recorded seven shows over the past twelve years on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi island.

The November show will also feature performances by Hawai’i musicians 12-year-old Jairus Rhoades from Mililani (the second prizewinner of the 2016 Aloha Piano Competition) and 17-year-old cellist William Suh from Honolulu (winner of the 2016 Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition. 17-year-old violinist Maria Sanderson from Morgantown, Indiana (the 2016 Junior Division Sphinx Competition winner) will also perform.  Tickets and VIP packages (which include preferred seating and admission to a pre-show reception) for the Hawaiʻi island taping are available for purchase here.

Another performance will take place on December 2 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu.

From the Top may be heard locally on HPR-1 on Saturdays at 10:00am. These episodes will air nationally in January 2017.

The 2016 Hawaiʻi tour of From the Top is made possible through the generous support of The Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Hawaii Youth Symphony, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Grand Naniloa Hotel and Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra.



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