WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii– The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta will present their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Baldwin High School auditorium.
The free concert will feature intermediate and advanced student musicians ages 9-17 on strings and woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Both orchestras will be conducted by Mr. Lance Jo.
The Philharmonic Orchestra, comprised of advanced student musicians, will perform the following selections: Mozart’s Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D Minor,” “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore, “Poem for Orchstra,” the second movement of “Concerto No. 2 for Marimba,” “Blue Tango,” and “Symphonic Reflections of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” Featured soloists are seniors Sharon Nakama in the “Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D Minor,” and Skyler Mendoza in the “Concerto No. 2 for Marimba.”
The intermediate-level Sinfonietta Orchestra will perform “Engines of Resistance,” Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony” (from Symphony #6), “Folk Songs of the British Isles,” and “Rock Around the Clock.”
The Philharmonic Orchestra will be also performing as part of the Parade of Bands in the the Maui District High School Band Festival on Friday, April 29 at the Maui High School Gym. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. The Festival continues on Saturday with guest conductors of the Honor Band and Massed Band starting at 7:00 p.m.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (MYPO) is designed to expand and enhance music education on Maui by providing opportunities for students of all skill levels to develop their musicianship. For more information, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org.