Dress rehearsal with host Christopher OʻRiley. Photo courtesy of KHPR
Wednesday, November 30, the traveling cast members of Hāʻupu were featured as part of the nationally syndicated radio show “From the Top” which was taped live at the William Charles Lunalilo Center on the KSH campus. 16 members of the cast were present along with four young instrumentalists from across the country. The students performed excerpts from Hāʻupu. Senior Daylan Kalaʻi and junior Leiana Clarke were also interviewed by host Christopher OʻRiley. Mr. Mahelona was also interviewed, but his interview will only be heard on the From the Top podcast.
Selected students also participated in an Arts Leadership Outreach on Tuesday, and a follow-up seminar on Thursday.
From Hilo, the production team will travel to Honolulu to tape their final episode of 2016.
With an audience of more than 3 million, From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Their signature radio program, NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, is the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio, heard by nearly half a million listeners on more than 200 stations nationwide.
The show featuring the KSH students will air on KHPR-1 (89.1 in East Hawaiʻi) on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10am.