Lahaina Gets Classical at the Maui Invitational Music Festival
By Kristin Hashimoto
This year, Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina will host a free open-air classical music concert featuring professional musicians, and the keiki of Suzuki-Maui’s Talent Education Ability Development, on May 21. The Maui Cello Quartet, harpist Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste, and the Maui Brass Ensemble will entertain the public from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Here’s the lineup:
Maui Cello Quartet 3:30 p.m.
Suzuki-Maui Talent Edu. Ability Development 4:15 p.m.
Harpist Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste 4:50 p.m.
Maui Brass Ensemble 5:30 p.m.
The music will be diverse and range from the opulent Baroque period to modern-day compositions. Pieces by Handel, Debussy, Gliere, Donizetti, Bach, Pezel and Tchaikovsky will also be performed. The Maui Brass Ensemble will also cover two Japanese folk songs, “Sakura,” and “Kimigayo.”
Baldwin Home Museum is located at 120 Dickenson Street. Paid parking is available behind the Baldwin home. Proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of historic sites in Lahaina. The Baldwin Home Museum benefited from the careful re-creation of its rich history. This home was built with hand-hewn timber in 1835 and owned by Reverend, physician, and teacher, Dwight Baldwin, who influenced the legal and educational system on Maui. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation restored the home, which was deeded to the foundation in 1967, and held in public domain in perpetuity. Visit www.lahainarestoration.org for more information.
This annual music concert is presented by the non-profit Arts Education for Children Group. Call 283-3576 for further details.