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Hawai‘i Youth Symphony to Present ‘MusicAlive!’ at The MACC

Hawaii Youth Symphony. Courtesy photo. [1]

Hawaii Youth Symphony. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Some of Hawai‘i’s finest young musicians will be sharing their extraordinary talents in Kahului on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16 and 17, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

The Hawai‘i Youth Symphony will present “MusicAlive!,” a free music event for the public that showcases local youth talent while giving back to the community through music.

The Feb. 16 concert will begin at 4 p.m. and will be brought to life by 101 high school student musicians ages 14 to 18 from O‘ahu and Maui. The students will perform exciting classical works and show tunes led by Maestro and veteran music teacher Henry Miyamura. Special guest performances will include violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang, concertmaster of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in Honolulu.

Two “Listen and Learn” concerts will be presented the following day on Feb. 17, at 9 and 10 a.m. at The MACC, which are intended to introduce school children to all aspects of classical orchestras.

The events are open to the public, but reservations can be made by calling The MACC at (808) 242-2787.

The concerts are sponsored by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Bill Healy Foundation, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, and the George Mason Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

For more information, contact Randy Wong, executive director of Hawai‘i Youth Symphony at (808) 941-9706, or [email protected] [2]

Hawai‘i Youth Symphony is the only statewide youth music education program and was established in 1964. Each year, it serves over 600 children ages 7 to 18 from 100 schools statewide.

Download a PDF of the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony Maui tour flyer [3].