Youth orchestra to perform concert

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. April 22 in the Baldwin High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature more than 40 student musicians in grades 2-12 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The students represent four private schools, 11 public schools and one home-school family.

Two levels of violin classes under the direction of Rona Landrigan and MYPO’s first Beginning Cello class under the direction of Keani Kahuhu will perform pieces as individual classes, and then all combined as a large ensemble.

Senior soloist Brianna Kenar, flautist from Baldwin High School under the direction of Stephen Rodrigues and private student of Peggy Schecter, will perform “La Plaisier” and “Air L’Italien” from George Telemann’s Suite for Flute and Orchestra in A minor. Adding to the diversity of the program will be senior soloist Stacie Saito performing “Summer” from A. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons for violin and string ensemble.

The Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Iolani Yamashiro-Rahimi, will perform works by Holst, Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Verdi and selections from the movie “Moana.”

The Philharmonic Orchestra will resume in the fall of 2018 and is currently admitting students by teacher recommendation. All those interested in attending the violin or cello classes next fall are free to enroll at the beginning of August. Violin classes are limited to 12 students per class; cello classes to 10.

For further information, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org, email mypomaui@gmail.com or text 283-6723.

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