World premiere of a three-part Ukulele Concerto

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro joined us in studio to discuss his upcoming concert, which is the first of its kind. The concert, entitled “Season Finale with JoAnn & Jake,” will take place Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 at 4 p.m. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Artistic Advisor JoAnn Falletta will return to lead the orchestra in this exciting program, which begins with the three-part Concerto for ‘Ukulele and Orchestra, Campanella – a world premiere composed by Dr. Byron Yasui. The piece was commissioned by the HSO with support from the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA). Dr. Yasui, professor emeritus at the University of Hawai’i at M?noa, wrote the concerto specifically with his former student Shimabukuro in mind, giving it the nickname “Concerto for Jake.”

Event Details:

Date/Time- Saturday, June 6 at 8pm and Sunday, June 7 at 4pm

Location- Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall

Tickets- Tickets start at $32

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