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UH-Hilo Jazz Orchestra to Perform in Honoka’a

February 25, 2016, 8:39 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:53 PM
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Honoka'a People's Theatre. Department of Land and Natural Resources photo.

Honoka’a People’s Theatre. Department of Land and Natural Resources photo.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend one of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Jazz Orchestra’s semester-end concerts, a rare February performance is slated for this Saturday.

The Honoka’a community will host the orchestra for a special one-night-only performance of the orchestra’s popular Frank Zappa show.

“Last year, we were invited to perform at the Honoka`a Peoples Theater for the first time. We had a great time playing the show and the Honoka`a audience gave us such an incredible welcome.  We are beyond thrilled to have been invited back this year,” said Musical Director Trever Veilleux.

The performance will focus on Zappa’s bestselling albums from the 1970’s, which include Joe’s Garage, Apostrophe’, and One Size Fits All.

“Zappa’s music can be very difficult to play and students in the band rise to the challenge, putting in countless practice hours in order to play this stuff correctly,” Veilleux said. “I think someone coming to see one of our concerts for the first time will notice that we put a lot of effort into putting on a fun and entertaining show.  What you will see is more akin to a rock concert then a typical university jazz band recital.”

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General admission tickets are $15 and the event will be open seating. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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For information, contact the Honoka’a People’s Theater at 776-0000

or e-mail [email protected]

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