Lam has worked with orchestras and opera companies all over the world. Upcoming seasons include performances with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, and Scottish Opera

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Past performances

June 16, 17, 18 2024
Raise Hawaiki
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

The 23-24 Halekulani Masterworks season finale concludes with Dane Lam conducting Michael-Thomas Foumai’s (HSO Composer-in Residence) epic Hōkūleʻa oratorio, Raise Hawaiki. Setting the words of Nainoa Thompson, Eddie Aikau, and Mau Pialug, Foumai’s sweeping choral symphony voyages through decades of Polynesian wayfinding. Journey through the trials and triumphs of the awakening Hawaiian consciousness, the 1976 maiden voyage to Tahiti, the Mālama Honua worldwide voyage, and the dream to “Raise Hawaiki from the sea.” (Eddie Aikau).

May 19 2024
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Bonds, Margaret - The Montgomery Variations
Price - Piano Concerto
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

May 18 2024
HapaSymphony: Jake Shimabukuro
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


For over two decades, Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible and amazed the world with his high-energy ukulele interpretations of everything from Hawaiian instrumentals to the Beatles to Bach. Shimabukuro reunites with the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra to present a truly unique night of contemporary symphonic music.

26 & 28 April 2024
La bohème
Hawai'i Opera Theatre

An audience favorite for over a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love is guaranteed to touch your heart. Puccini’s lush, romantic score perfectly captures the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of the idealistic young. Their camaraderie, conviction, and passions, masterfully conveyed by an iconic score, make La Bohème easy to love—and impossible to forget.

HOT’s production features an all-Asian principal cast that celebrates the diversity of talent the opera world has to offer. 

April 21 2024
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Beethoven - Overture to Fidelio
Beethoven - Piano Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

April 20 2024
HapaSymphony: Robert Cazimero
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Robert Cazimero is back by popular demand with your Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra! Grammy-nominated and 25x Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner, Robert Cazimero reunites with your HSO to perform some of his greatest hits and new tunes. Join us for an evening of Hawaiian Symphonic mele with one of Hawai’i’s most iconic voices.

March 10 2024
Dane Conducts Don Giovanni
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Fallen brothers cross paths in the multiverse of operatic masterworks. Music Director Dane Lam shares his deep love of opera with a guided tour of Mozart’s seminal opera, Don Giovanni, interspersed with Britten’s breathtaking Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

Singers TBA

March 9 2024
HapaSymphony: Paula Fuga
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Acclaimed for her originality in song composition and spellbinding, soulful vocals, Paula Fuga is one of Hawaiʻiʻs top female musicians in generations. A poet at heart and an accomplished ukulele player, Paula has intertwined her passions into award-winning songwriting. Paula Fuga and your Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra unite to present an enchanting evening of music.

11 February 2023
Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger: Year of the Dragon
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Huang Ruo - Tipping Point (co-commission, Pacific premiere)
Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger Concerto
Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

Mark Votapek, cello

12-31 January 2024
Orpheus and Eurydice
Opera Australia

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice

Yaron Lifschitz, director
Christoph Dumaux, Orpheus
Cathy Di-Zhang, Eurydice

3 December 2023
Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Schwertsik - Shrunken Symphony
Hovhannes - Symphony No. 15 "Silver Pilgrimage"
Fein - Trumpet Concerto
Mozart - Jupiter Symphony

Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet

2 December 2023
HapaSymphony: Na Leo Pilmehana
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

23 times Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Na Leo Pilimehana has been sharing their gift of music with Hawai'i for over three decades with hits like “Local Boys”, “I Miss You My Hawaii” and their popular 2007 album “Hawaiian Holidays: Christmas with Na Leo”. Kick off the holiday festivities  with your HSO and merry melody makers, Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales for a Christmas concert unlike any other.

5 November 2023
Earth Cry - Tchaikovsky and Sibelius
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

28 October 2023
Dane Lam conducts The Rite of Spring
Xi'an Symphony Orchestra


R. Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 1, K. 207
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

Akiko Suwanai, violin

8 October 2023
The Dawn of Dane
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Jennifer Koh, violin

7 October 2023
Beyond Hapa
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Your HSO launches the 23/24 HapaSymphony Series with BeyondHapa. BeyondHapa is an evening of music that celebrates diversity, and authenticity and features an abundance of Hawai’i-born artists. Mesmerizing songstress Lea Almanza, jazzy Starr Kalahiki, incomparable pianist Lady Laritza La Bouche, the riveting Maddison Westwood , and the legendary Brandy Lee will join your favorite orchestra to bring you a spine-tingling symphonic experience. Renowned Hawai’i performer Cocoa Chandelier will be our host for the evening and we’ll even have a special appearance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu.

5 August 2023
Dane's Ultimate Season Mix Tape
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra


Dane Lam makes his official debut on the podium as Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra’s first Music Director in its 12-year history. You’ll hear a mash-up of the upcoming 23-24 Masterworks season; including movements from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more.

This concert will feature a performance by a winner of our 2023 Nā Hōkū ‘Ōpio Young Stars music competition.

12 May - 16 June 2023
Bizet, Carmen
Scottish Opera

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Eden Court, Inverness
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

John Fulljames, Director

Justina Grinfyte, Carmen
Philip Rhodes, Escamillo
Hye-Young Lee, Micaëla


March 23 & 24 2023
Fire and Shadow
Canberra Symphony Orchestra


Stravinsky - Le baiser de la fée, divertimento
Grandage - Dances with Devils: Percussion Concerto
Beethoven - Excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus

Claire Edwardes, percussion

24 & 25 February, 2023
Bizet, Carmen
West Australian Opera

WACA Ground

Stuart Maunder, director
Ashlyn Tymms, Carmen
Paul O'Neill, Don José
Philip Rhodes, Escamillo

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

8 & 9 October 2022
Dvorak New World Symphony
Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Moanalua Performing Arts Centre

Program to include:
Michael Daugherty, Timpani Concerto "Raise the Roof"
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Brad Davis, timpani

24 September 2022
Disco Wonderland
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Brisbane Riverstage

Queensland Premiere

Join our disco inferno with Australian award winning pop diva PAULINI and star of stage and screen Ben Mingay, live on stage with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dane Lam. This is your chance to celebrate the electrifying music from artists like Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, through to Sister Sledge’s We are Family and Gloria Gaynor’s I will Survive plus much more.

18 September 2022
Voices in Vic Park
Opera Queensland and Camerata

Voices of Vic Park will feature a free concert by Opera Queensland’s most talented singers, including Tania Ferris and Carlos Barcenas, with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra,

4 September 2022
Requiem: Dane Lam conducts Verdi & Likhuta
University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QPAC Concert Hall

Likhuta, Through Healer's Eyes (world premiere)
Verdi, Requiem

14–23 July 2022
La Traviata
Opera Queensland
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Lorina Gore, Violetta
Kang Wang, Alfredo
José Carbo, Germont
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

13 July 2022
East Meets West: Orchestral Music of China
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire to include:
Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Yellow River Concerto

Tony Lee, piano
Anna da Silva Chen, violin
Sharon Zhai, soprano
Victoria Lambourn, mezzo soprano
Angie Liu, guzheng



10 June 2022
Opera Gala
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QPAC Concert Hall
Natalie Aroyan, Soprano
Deborah Humble, Mezzo Soprano
José Carbó, Baritone
Brisbane Chorale

18–27 May 2022
Festival of Outback Opera
Opera Queensland
Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, & Windorah
Greta Bradman, Soprano
Kanen Breen, tenor
Camerata: Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

8 May 2022
Music and Country
University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra

UQ Centre, St Lucia, Queensland

Bračanin, Dance Gundah
Barton/Serret, Bush(fire) Requiem (world première)
Dvorák, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

William Barton, didgeridoo
Véronique Serret, Violin/vocals

29 April - 5 June 2022
The Australian Ballet

Sydney Opera House, April 29 - May 15
Opera Australia Orchestra

Arts Centre Melbourne, May 3 - 8
Orchestra Victoria

19–20 March 2022
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Hawaii Theatre Centre

Mahler, Blumine
Grenfell, Clockwerk
Popper, Hungarian Rhapsody
Brahms, Symphony No. 2

25–26 February 2022
West Australian Opera

WACA Ground

31 December 2021
New Year's Opera Gala
Xi'an Symphony Orchestra

Xi'an Concert Hall

28 November 2021
Music on Sundays: Song to Symphony
Queensland Symphony Orchestra


12–13 November 2021
"Last Night of the Proms: Classical Spectacular"
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall

4–5 November 2021
"Landscape and Wonder"
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall

21–25 October 2021
La Rondine
National Opera, Canberra

Gale Edwards AM, Director
Canberra Symphony Orchestra

26 September 2021
"Songs of Love and War"
Opera Queensland, UQ Symphony Orchestra

Urban Arts Project, Brisbane

19 September 2021
Gianni Schicchi
University of Queensland Opera, UQ Symphony Orchestra

2pm at UQ Centre, Australia

3–4 September 2021
Queensland’s Finest - A Trio of Talent
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

With Jayson Gillham, piano

6 August 2021
The New Babylon
Orchestra Victoria and Star Cinema

Orchestra Victoria and Star Cinema present an exclusive screening of The New Babylon – the 1929 Russian silent film that has become an arthouse classic

5–31 July 2021
The Marriage of Figaro
Opera Queensland

Patrick Nolan, Director
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Opera Queensland Chorus

23 May 2020
Dane Lam Conducts Beethoven 9
The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra (UQSO)

10–17 April 2021
La clemenza di Tito
National Opera, Canberra

25–26 February 2021
Dane Lam conducts Saint-Säens

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

12–13 February 2021
Joyous Reminiscences

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

6 February 2021
QSO Favourites

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

29 January 2021
The Faun and the Firebird

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

5 December 2020
Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Brisbane City Gospel Choir, Voices of Birralee – Youth Choir, Vocal Manoeuvres Carols Choir and the Carols Dancers

28 November 2020
Opera Queensland Under the Stars

Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Opera Queensland Chorus

23–24 October 2020
Encore: Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

27 September 2020
Reel Classics

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

24–25 September 2020
Symphony Under the Stars

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

19 September 2020
Natsuko Plays Beethoven

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra