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Youth orchestra will present Winter Concert

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. The community is invited to an afternoon of music performed by Maui’s youths playing orchestral instruments. Admission is free.

The Cello Ensemble, under the direction of Keani Kahuhu, will join the Rona Landrigan’s Violin Ensemble for familiar Christmas selections. The Philharmonic Orchestra will close the afternoon concert with “Carol of the Bells” (A Ukrainian Christmas), “All Is Calm,” (featuring Peggy Schecter’s flutists Lauren Kenar and Jensine Pedersen and pianist Alexis Asato), the second movement of the “Surprise Symphony” by F. J. Haydn, Scott Joplin’s “Entertainer” featuring Anica Ancheta on piano, and a medley of well-known Christmas tunes in “The Wonderful World of Christmas.”

The Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Iolani Yamashiro-Rahimi. Schools represented in MYPO include Hawaii Technology Academy, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Baldwin High School, Iao Intermediate School, Maui High School, Kihei Charter School, Lahainaluna School, Seabury Hall, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Maui Christian Academy, home school students, Waihe’e Elementary School, Haleakala Waldorf and others.