‘Youth Symphony I’ Concert on Feb. 20

February 13, 2017, 8:50 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:01 PM
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One of Hawaiʻi’s top youth orchestras, “Youth Symphony I,” is giving a free community concert on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at the William Charles Lunalilo Center at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus. No tickets are needed to attend.

The orchestra will perform orchestral favorites by Paul Hindemith, Giuseppe Verdi, Neil McKay, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and John Philips Sousa.

The concert is part of the part of the MusicAlive Community Service Tour which showcases the unique musical talents of local youth. These service-oriented concerts have been offered to the community since the early 1980s, providing an opportunity for students to give back through music.

Youth Symphony I is a full orchestra made up of 98 high school student musicians from schools on Oahu and Maui. They were selected through a highly competitive audition process last May. The young orchestra, including students grades 9 – 12, has performed with well-known classical musicians and local entertainers alike, including Midori, Conrad Tao, Robert Cazimero, Makana, Jimmy Borges, and Kalapana.

Maestro Henry Miyamura, who has taught local musicians for over 53 years, leads Youth Symphony I. Earlier this year, the orchestra was featured on National Public Radio’s program “From the Top,” taped in Honolulu and broadcast nationwide.


For more information, contact Randy Wong, Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony executive director via email at [email protected] or by calling (808) 941-9706.


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