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Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra to perform free Spring Concert

By Staff | May 1, 2014

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs its 2013 Spring Concert under the direction of Lance Jo. PHOTO BY LOIS WHITNEY.

WAILUKU – The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the H.P. Baldwin High School Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public; families and children are welcome to attend.

The concert will feature more than 29 student musicians in grades 2-12 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

These students represent 11 public schools, three private schools and one homeschool family.

Joining the orchestra will be two adult violin students and guest artists Richard Tadaki, Sue Nakama, Stephen Rodrigues, Tami Saito, Julius Galanto and Cody Sarmiento.

The Beginning Violin Class, under the direction of Rona Landrigan, will perform “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variation,” “French Folk Song,” “Mozart Serenade,” Beethoven’s “Folk Dance” and “Ode to Joy,” as well as “Frere Jacques” and “Can Can.”

The String Ensemble, also under the direction of Landrigan, will perform Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” “Divertimento,” “Minuetto from Twelve Duets” by Mozart, “Valse Serenade,” “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music” and the Beatles’ “Penny Lane.”

The Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Lance Jo, will perform “Farandole” by Bizet, Verdi’s “Overture to Nabucco,” Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “American Folk Rhapsody No. 1,” “My Fair Lady,” and “A Salute to Richard Rodgers.”

Additionally, violin soloist WenLu Duffy will perform the “Concerto in G Minor” composed by Max Bruch.

Auditions for the philharmonic orchestra for the 2014-15 season will be announced on the orchestra’s website in June; no audition is needed for the beginning violin class.

For information, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org.

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (MYPO) is designed to expand and enhance music education on Maui by providing opportunities for students of all skill levels to develop their musicianship.