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MYPO Winter Concert

December 8, 2011
The Maui News
Wailuku – EXPERIENCE THE SOUNDS OF THE NEXT GENERATION. The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta, a nonprofit that fosters music education on Maui by providing opportunities for students to develop their musicianship, will present their annual Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Baldwin High School Auditorium. A second concert will be performed at Grand Wailea Resort on Thursday, Dec. 22. The free concerts will feature 40 student musicians ages 9-17 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, as well as guest artists Sue Nakama on French horn, and Richard Tadaki and Stephen Rodrigues on trombone. The student musicians represent 15 elementary, intermediate and high schools on Maui, as well as home-school families. The Philharmonic Orchestra, comprising advanced student musicians, will perform the following selections: “Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 8, Movements II, III, and V;” the first movement of Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25. K. 183;” “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1;” “In the Fading Light of Autumn;” “There’s Christmas in the Air” and “A Christmas Festival.” The intermediate-level Sinfonietta Orchestra will perform Handel’s “La Rejouissance”; “Ashokan Farewell”; “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Eden Ridge.” Both orchestras will be conducted by Lance Jo. For more information, visit
Lace Jo conducting the Maui Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; photo by Lois Whitney Bisquera.


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