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It’s a Hawaii Thing – Sarah Hicks – World Renowned Orchestral Conductor
October 26, 2020
Join Brook Lee and Lanai Tabura as they interview local celebrities, artists, community leaders and more on this fun, new weekly program dedicated to anything and everything unique to life in Hawaii.
Episode #16 – Featuring Sarah Hicks – World Renowned Orchestral Conductor
Born in Tokyo and raised in Honolulu, HI, Sarah Hicks trained on both the piano and the viola, becoming a prizewinning pianist by her early teens. Sarah Hicks's versatile and vibrant musicianship has secured her place as an in-demand conductor across an array of genres. She is also an educator, arranger, producer, writer, and speaker committed to creating connections through music. Her career has seen collaborations with diverse artists, from Hilary Hahn and Dmitiri Hvorostovsky to Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson; during the summer of 2011 she toured with Sting as conductor of his Symphonicities Tour. Her passion for cross-genre partnerships led to a 2019 album with rap artist Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra, with whom she holds a titled position. She has premiered “Pixar in Concert” and Disney-Pixar’s “Coco”; her live concert recordings can be seen on Disney+ and heard on broadcast for ABC. A highly sought-after guest conductor, Ms. Hicks has worked extensively both in the States and abroad amongst notable ensembles such as Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, and Tokyo Philharmonic, to name a few.
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Social media personality and “foodie” content creator Lanai Tabura adds, “This new channel allows me to apply experience from appearing on the Food Network and producing Cooking Hawaiian Style to encompassing all the many quirky, unique things about Island life. We want to keep the environment loose and spontaneous, ensuring the show is entertaining for both Kama’aina and fans of Hawaii from around the world.”
New “It’s a Hawaii Thing” episodes release on Mondays.
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