Youth get spotlight at annual Spring Concert on May 4

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestras will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 4 in the Baldwin High School auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public; families and children are welcome to attend.

The concert will feature at least 30 student musicians in grades 2-12 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

The students represent 11 public schools, three private schools and one home-school 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