The Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra performs at the Waikīkī Shell.

In Friday’s (6/23) Hawaii Public Radio, an unsigned report states, “Residents can sit under the stars while listening to various live music performances in Waikīkī this summer. The Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra will be hosting the Sheraton Starlight Festival, a series of four performances throughout two months. It will feature rock performances, symphonic dances, and opera. It will also have a season mixtape that will open up the local orchestra’s new musical season. CEO Dave Moss said he’s excited to work with Dane Lam, the orchestra’s new music director. ‘There has been a lot of hype and interest with Dane joining the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra as its first music director,’ Moss said. Lam was born in Australia and attended prestigious institutions such as the Julliard School and the Royal Northern College of Music. He is a principal conductor and artistic director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra and will be taking his role as designate director of HSO starting July…. The festival will kick off July 15 …. All four performances will take place at the Waikīkī Shell.”