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A Letter from the President of the HCS

Aloha Friends,  

Welcome to the 56th season of fine music, presented by the Hawai`i Concert Society. Seven performances are scheduled,* all at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and all beginning at 7:30 pm. As usual, our season features exceptional artists from around the world. By ordering your tickets now, you will guarantee that you and yours will be in attendance at your choice of events, and at substantial savings over concert night and ticket outlet prices.

We are especially thrilled that the season will open with 'Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri' narrated by popular KHON news anchorman, Joe Moore (a Mozart aficionado) and featuring an octet of musicians from Chamber Music Hawai`i. As piano soloists, we will have in concert truly one of the finest pianists of our age,

Stephen Hough, as well as a long-time favorite of our audience, Joyce Yang. Also back by popular demand will be the sensational and engaging violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Amy Yang, in a concert of solo and duo pieces. For additional chamber music, we will have concerts by Trio Rafale (from Switzerland), Cuarteto Latinoamericano (from Mexico), and Baltimore's Peabody Consort performing medieval Christian, Jewish, and Arabic music (both vocal and instrumental), during a period when all three religions and cultures peacefully coexisted in Spain.

Season tickets are great bargains at a 20% discount off box office prices. If you do not wish to attend, or cannot attend all of the concerts, you may custom-design your own mini-series of at least four of them, at a 10%

savings. You may also add extra tickets at these prices to your order. Or you may order tickets for fewer than four concerts at box office prices. Orders are accepted at any time. Our tickets make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc. Order now to be sure that you do not miss what will be a most memorable 2017-2018 season.

Sincerely, Thomas R. Geballe, President

* We regret that Stars of American Ballet, which we had planned to present this season, as reported in our April newsletter, has cancelled its Hawai`i tour. We hope to have them in next season's lineup.

Thomas R. Geballe, President

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