Special Event: Wine, Woman and Song

Peabody Southwell

Saturday, November 1, 6 p.m. & Sunday, November 2, 2 p.m.

Each summer Hawaii Performing Arts Festival brings together an outstanding faculty of internationally recognized performers, directors and teachers with a select group of aspiring music students from all over the world for an intense study and performance program.

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Set in the unique and inspiring location of Hawaii’s Big Island, students are closely coached as they prepare to participate in Hawaii Performing Art Festival’s series of Masterclasses, concerts, recitals, and staged productions.

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival changed my life. I have become a better singer, actor, dancer, and person thanks to the faculty I’ve worked with here. This festival showed me that I could do what I love and make a career out of it, as well as preparing me for my career. I owe the festival so much for teaching me how to be a performer.

Becca E. Barrett


If you live in Hawaii, or happen to be visiting in July, put us on your calendar! Every July HPAF presents a series of exciting live performances, including recitals, concerts and staged productions, as well as Master classes, where audience members can observe the teaching/coaching process. Concerts feature noted guest artists, our fine artist faculty members and our professionally aspiring students.

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HPAF gratefully thanks our many generous supporters

Carol & Clive Davies
Barbara Schaefer
Masaki School of Music
Andrew & Diana Bonnici
Dr. Robert Shapiro and Young Kim
Kathy Sato
Robert & Barbara Sterne
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Sharon & Tony Barrett
Andrew Czajkowski & David Perbix
Marcia & Stanley Wishnick
Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt
Ann & Tim Bennett
Marilyn & Carl Bernhardt
Nancy Stephenson
Carol Brown
Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee
Gary Hickling and Dennis Moore
Stephanie Yoshida
Josh Gerbert
Dianne Jordan
May Lyn and David Powell
Jan-Gee McCollam
Jan Gilman and Michael Tonjum
Kelly Sandulli
Deb Sims
Greg Wittman
Minja & Yong-Ho Choe
Bonnie Cherni
Janet & Ian Cooke
Trish & Michael O’Neill
Barbara & Robert Sterne
West Hawaii Today
The Lematta Foundation
Mariah Kosters
Kent-Meschke Ohana
Kamuela Inn
Steve Kaplan
Olivia & Hien Tran
Lisa Chu-Thielbar
Merry & John Barton
Dr. Peter In
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Dr. Dana and Ross Lee
St James Church
Palace Theater
Murabayashi Foundation
Julie & Craig Feied
Carolyne Riley and Terry White
Lynne Johnson & Randy Moore
Baki & Bailey Wharton
Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Hotel
Peoples Theatre
Deviants from the Norm
Kathleen & Peter Thoene
Susan & Peter Denman
Zoe & Scott Johnson
Lois & Peter Gregg
Norman Piianaia
Balbi Brooks
Susan Spangler
Robert Donigan
Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Shoshana & Regan Matsumura
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Kahilu Theatre
Alexis & John Russell
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Waimea Coffee Company
Ilene Grossman
Jane & Howard Mayo
Lawrence & Sonia Scadden
Patricia Dilworth
Barb & Bob Sterne
Natalie Mahoney
Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn
Marie Fellenstein Hale
Elaine & Sherm Warner
Hapuna Beach Hotel
Nancy Lematta
Dr. Kumiko Naiki & Paul Lemcke
Bruce & Carol Whitaker Paul Dahlquist
Anjalisa & Luke Aitken
Sherry & David Pettus
Kelly & Greg Barrick
Christian Veillet

Congrats to Morgan Balfour, this year’s winner of the HPAF 2015 scholarship prize in the Bel Canto Award! pic.twitter.com/qvrUvOTjlC

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