Kamuela Philharmonic 2019-20 MasterWorks Season and Subscription Program


The Kamuela Philharmonic’s 2019-20 MasterWorks season, Brian Dollinger’s fourth as Artistic Director and Conductor, will feature the broadest spectrum of the symphonic repertoire. The Kahilu Theatre, in Waimea (Kamuela), will once again be home to some of the most anticipated symphonic works performed by the Orchestra to date. The season consists of three Sunday matinee performances: October 6, 2019, January 26, 2020, and March 22, 2020.

Brian Dollinger stated: “The 2019-20 MasterWorks season of the Kamuela Philharmonic is going to be a season that brings all of Hawai‘i together for great symphonic music. The upcoming season features Hawaiian guest artists, young virtuosos, the most famous of piano concertos, the most iconic Russian concert suite, and some of the most famous pieces inspired by literary works. There will be music for every listener, every experience level, and every age.”

Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger

Board President Kevin Fenner said: “This season, all our MasterWorks concerts will begin at 2 PM instead of 4 PM. We feel this change to the schedule will provide attendees with more enjoyable driving conditions—for those traveling from afar—as well as the fantastic opportunity to patronize some of our island’s fine local dining establishments, either before or after the performances. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience around our concerts, and we feel this is a change will do that.”


“Yee & Tchaikovsky”
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2 PM
In the season opener, critically acclaimed virtuoso pianist Dr. Thomas Yee of Honolulu joins the KPO as a guest soloist for Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No.1. Also included in the program is the bold and magnificent Sibelius Symphony No. 2.

“Innocent Beginnings”
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2 PM
The winter concert “Innocent Beginnings” showcases the talented winners of KPO’s 9th annual “Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition” as they perform their winning concertos with the Orchestra. This concert also features Beethoven’s Overture to “Fidelio”—Beethoven’s first and only opera, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1.

“Literature Comes to Life”
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2 PM
During the season finale, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to a grand and unique experience with a program that features symphonic works inspired by literary greats! This concert combines contemporary music with movie music, and folklore with Shakespeare. Think “The Firebird,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and more.

More information on the season concerts available at kamuelaphil.org/event-grid.


Season subscriptions are available for the 2019-20 MasterWorks season at Kahilu Theatre. Season subscribers receive discounts on tickets, early access to reserve their preferred seats for every concert in the season, and a free subscription to the KPO e-newsletter.

Become a VIP Season Subscriber by purchasing seats in Section A and receive—in addition to all benefits listed above—15% off tickets for the season, subscription priority for next season, first priority for tickets to all non-subscription KPO events, and special invitations to exclusive KPO events.

Season Subscriptions are on sale through Saturday, October 5, 2019. Full price individual concert tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Subscription packages are available for purchase online at kamuelaphil.orgkahilutheatre.org, by calling the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at (808) 885-6868, or by visiting the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, M–F 12 PM to 5 PM.

More information on season subscriptions available at kamuelaphil.org/season-subscriptions.

Photos: Steve Roby


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