Announcing Changes to Hawaii Pops 2016
Performance Schedule


Hawaii Pops’ three 2016 spring concerts are moving to new dates this summer, with specific dates and venues to be announced shortly. The new concerts span the gamut of popular styles and will be presented in the Hawaii Pops’ unique, high-energy, big band setting. Artistic Director and Founder, Matt Catingub takes center stage as always, along with a great line up of special guest artists.

These changes are owing to multiple reasons including guest artist scheduling conflicts and artistic considerations. We’re very excited to announce this re-envisioned second-half to our 2016 season and know that music fans will truly love these one-of-a-kind concert events.

Current ticket holders will be contacted by Hawaii Pops management in the next several weeks with information on how to exchange their tickets for these new events or to receive a refund. We do apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause, and hope we will see you, ready to rock, at our rescheduled events. Updated information will also be posted here on

Summer 2016 Shows

Latin Pop Revolution

The Hawaii Pops’ Latin Pop Revolution, originally scheduled for March 19th. This unforgettable night of music will feature songs by the greatest artists of Latin popular music including Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Jon Secada, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, and so many more. Hawaii’s own Latin and Pop super-singer Christina Souza will join Matt and the Pops for a magical evening of dancing and great music.

Hawaii Pops Swing Dance Party – with the Local Divas

Building on the huge success of our sold-out Jimmy Borges event – that featured the music of Frank Sinatra in honor his 100th birthday – the Pops will celebrate Hawaii’s beloved wahine songstresses. So put on your swing shoes for the Hawaii Pops Swing Dance Party – with the Local Divas. Special guests for this summer show include Melveen Leed, Raiatea Helm and Rocky Brown.

Celebrating Glenn Frey & The Eagles.

Closing the 2016 season will be an unforgettable evening Celebrating Glenn Frey & The Eagles. The music of the Eagles is classic and timeless. The Hawaii Pops is thrilled to perform, and share, some of the best songs by The Eagles and Glenn Frey, in a salute to arguably one of the greatest American Rock & Roll bands, as well as to honor one of its founding members.

New Season Ticket Information

Season tickets and single tickets are available beginning June 15th!
In order to meet the needs of our audience, we are offering 4 different season ticket packages. Buy your season tickets early to get the best seating.


Choose 6 – 15% Discount

Purchase a full season of all 6 concerts
and receive 15% off.

Choose 5 – 10% Discount

Select any 5 concerts and receive 10% off.
Must be selected at time of purchase.


Choose 4 – 5% Discount

Select any 4 concerts and receive 5% off.
Must be selected at time of purchase.


Choose 3

Select any 3 concerts. No discount.
Must be selected at time of purchase.


Extra 5% Off!



About Hawaii Pops

Established in 2013 as an independent pops organization, Hawaii Pops is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring music and music education to residents and visitors of Hawaii.

Under the artistic direction of Conductor, Performer, and Host, Matt Catingub, Hawaii Pops launched its first season in September of 2013 with Jo Dee Messina and continued through June of 2014 at the Hawaii Convention Center, and featured the talents of artists such as Sheena Easton, Al Jarreau, and Keali`i Reichel.

Hawaii Pops Concert Series

Hawaii Pops “Concert Series”

Hawaii Theater

Contemporary Popular Music In A Time-Honored Atmosphere

"Maestro Matt Catingub, with the support and energy of Executive Director, Donna Bebber, are making the new Hawaii POPS Orchestra the prototype for POPS orchestras around the country. When Artists like JoDee Messina , Sheena Easton, and Amy Hanaiali`i perform, they’ll be looking out upon a full house of music-lovers who have just dined at their concert seats , with some of them having danced on a side-section to the music of the Hawaii POPS rhythm section."

Jimmy Borges Hawaii’s Premiere Jazz Singer

Hawaii Pops “Nightclub Series”

Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom

Music, Food, Drinks, & Dancing. It’s Not Just A Concert, It’s An Event
Hawaii Pops Nightclub Series

The Founders

Matt Catingub Photo

Matt Catingub

Artistic Director, Founder

Multi-talented Conductor/Performer/Host Matt Catingub is generating excitement for his unique and exciting programs for Pops orchestras. Matt has recently created both the Hawaii Pops in Honolulu, and the Macon Pops in Georgia. With both these orchestras Matt has helped to reinvent the Pops format with enhanced production, audience dancing, and a broad spectrum of hits that appeal to all generations of music fans.

Matt, the son of the late jazz vocalist Mavis Rivers, made his solo singing debut at Carnegie Hall, has recorded numerous projects for the Concord Records label, and wrote and performed the music for the George Clooney film Goodnight, and Good Luck, which won won a Grammy.

Donna Bebber Photo

Donna Bebber

Executive Director, Founder

Donna Bebber is well known in Hawaii’s fundraising community, having been involved or directly responsible for raising more than $100 million for nonprofit organizations throughout her career. From 1996 to 2003, she served as the Vice President of Development for the Honolulu Symphony Society and was also part of the Symphony’s senior management team, where she worked closely on all activities related fundraising and worked closely with the operations and concert production teams.

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Support Hawaii Pops


Gifts of time and talent are important to Hawaii Pops. We have volunteer opportunities available at concerts and for special events. Contact us at 808-523-7677 if you are interested in learning about how you can get involved.


In order to keep our ticket prices affordable, we must count on sponsorships and donations. In the past, many nonprofit corporations have counted on one or two angel donors to provide donated funding for the organization. Of course, we welcome large gifts, but we feel that it is important to build a solid base of donors who will contribute on an annual basis. Every gift is important to helping us build this base.

Sponsorship & Gifts

There are many corporate or individual sponsorship opportunities available. Check out the levels and benefits on this page. Please contact Donna Bebber at 808-523-7677 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

More Information on Donor Levels   |  See Full List of Donors

Memorial Gift

If you would like to remember a friend or loved one, you can make a donation in that persons name.  We will list all Memorial Gifts in the Concert Program.  If you provide us with the family’s contact information, we will send a letter to the family acknowledging your gift (amount of the gift will not be included in the letter to the family).

Honorary Gift

What do you give the person who has everything?  Make a gift in honor of that special person to recognize a birthday, anniversary, award or other significant life event.  The recipient will be listed in the concert program and will receive a letter (without donation amount) acknowledging your gift.

Matching Gift

Many companies will match the donations given by their employees to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.  Check with your human resources department to see if your company participates.  If they do, they will give you the necessary paperwork to send us with your donation.  We will complete the forms and you will double your gift.


Mail Donations to:
P.O. Box 25037
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Hawaii Pops Board of Directors

Donna Bebber
Executive Director
Hawaii Pops

Philana Bouvier
Executive Vice President, General Manager
Young Market Company

Matt Catingub
Artistic Director
Hawaii Pops

Dennis Christianson
Anthology Marketing Group, Inc.

Chuck Cotton
Vice President & General Manager
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment

Jim George
Print Editor
Pacific Business News

Terry Gillingham
Regional Vice President & General Manager
Ohana Broadcast Company

Virginia Hinshaw
Chancellor Emeritus/Professor

Mark Hurt
Senior Vice President
Nanoventions Holdings, LLC

Andrew Jackson
Executive Vice President / COO
Anthology Marketing Group

Henry Kapono

James Merriman
Executive Vice President
HUB International Insurance Services

Jim Nabors, Honorary Member

Blake Oshiro

Jeffrey S. Portnoy
Cades Schutte Law Firm

Jerry Rauckhorst
President & CEO
Catholic Charities Hawaii

Peter Shaindlin
Chief Operating Officer
Halekulani Corporation

Richard Turbin
Senior Partner
Turbin Chu Heidt, a law corporation

Nancy Evans Tudor

David G. Watumull
President & CEO

Carolyn Berry Wilson

Shelley Wilson
President and CEO
Wilson Home Care

Caroline Witherspoon
Becker Communications

Wendell Wo
C.S. Wo & Sons

Alan Yamamoto
National Sales Manager/Event Planner

Randy Yeager
Honolulu Cookie Company

Jon Yoshimura
Director of Policy and Electricity Markets

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Saturday, November 1st, 2014


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