Youth orchestra to perform Winter Concert

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the H.P. Baldwin Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public; families and children are welcome to attend. A fundraiser at the event will include homemade crafts and goodies-to-go for sale, and tax-deductible donations will be accepted to help offset costs.

The concert will feature more than 20 student musicians on string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Students representing eight schools will be joined by guest artists Richard Tadaki, Sue Nakama, Stephen Rodrigues, Tami Saito, Julius Galanto and WenLu Duffy.

The orchestra, under the direction of Lance Jo, will perform Radetzky March, Op 228, by Johann Strauss Sr.; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, by Johann Sebastian Bach; New World Symphony, First Movement, by Antonin Dvorak; Sleeping Beauty, by Peter I. Tschaikowsky; Dance of the Tumblers, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; NYC: Here’s to the Big Apple, arranged by Jack Bullock; White Christmas, by Irving Berlin; and A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org.