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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: An ukulele challenge

Jake Shimabukuro Courtesy of the artist

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra asked Byron Yasui to write a concerto for ukulele. He wasn't quite sure that he could balance the quiet ukulele with the power of an orchestra, but he accepted the challenge. On this weekend's Performance Today, we'll hear the world premiere of Yasui's concerto in Honolulu.

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