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Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) - Explore HPR's Classical Music Conversations
HPR-2 is your companion for classical music
Kealiʻiloma (left) and John Zak (right), hosts of Classical Pacific
Our classical music programming adds variety and vibrancy to HPR’s listening schedule. Much of HPR-2’s programming is hosted and produced locally by our own team.
Our hosts not only expertly curate music from centuries past to present, but they also enrich your music knowledge with classical musical conversations.
Listen on demand to exclusive interviews with special guests, visiting artists, and renowned music figures who share their insight and expertise. Recent conversations include:
•Music Director JoAnn Falletta on Morning Café
•Concert organist Alcée Chriss III on Morning Café
•Helen Chao-Casano of Honolulu Chamber Music Series on Evening Concert
•Local composer Leilehua Lanzilotti on Classical Pacific
•Music Director Joseph Stepec on Classical Pacific
•Musicologist Dr. Lynne Johnson on Classical Pacific
Find More Classical Music Conversations
Make a moment for classical music. Find a way to listen that works for you:
•At home or work, ask your smart speaker to "play KIPO."
•Visit the HPR website and look for the red player module up top. Click "All Streams" to select HPR-2.
•Tap the free HPR mobile app to stream HPR-1 and HPR-2
•Listen through your TV on Spectrum channel 865 and on Hawaiian Telcom channel 662.
•And of course, you can tune in on your radio dial.
Morning Café's Gene Schiller (left) and The Early Muse's Ian Capps (right)
Evening Concert host Craig DeSilva (left) with guest Helen Chao-Casano (right)
Evening Concert's Sharene Taba
In a time when other cities and regions have shuttered their classical music stations due to dwindling support, community backing for HPR-2's classical music programming remains stronger than ever. Becoming an HPR monthly donor is an easy way to support your local classical music station.
Support HPR's Classical Music
About Hawaii Public Radio
HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. In 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive highest, four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
HPR's mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawaiâ€˜i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on Oâ€˜ahu and Kauaâ€˜i (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Molokaâ€˜i, Lanaâ€˜i, and West Hawaiâ€˜i (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawaiâ€˜i (KANO 91.1 FM (Hilo) and 94.7 FM (Waimea)). HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Molokaâ€˜i, Lanaâ€˜i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawaiâ€˜i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); Oâ€˜ahu and Kauaâ€˜i (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM).
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