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

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

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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