Pianist, flutist perform Friday

The Mokihana Club will host pianist Lora Deahl in concert with flutist Lisa Santa on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Lihue United Church Parish Hall.

Complimentary refreshments will be served following the performance.

Deahl, who is the daughter of Koon Ye Ching and the late Phoebe Ching, of Kaua‘i, was the winner of the first music scholarship awarded by the Mokihana Club.

She has become an inspiring role model for many of Kaua‘i’s talented young musicians who have benefited from the Mokihaha Performing Arts Scholarship program.

Deahl is now an award-winning professor of music at Texas Tech University and was named Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers Association in 1995.

Deahl has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the United States, in Hawai‘i and Puerto Rico.

Lisa Santa is also a professor at Texas Tech University, where she is a private teacher, soloist and an advocate of chamber music, with a career that rivals that of Deahl.

In 2004, she and Deahl released a CD “From Noon to Starry Night,” a compilation of chamber works for flute and piano. Lisa performed at Carnegie Hall in 2000.

To experience an evening of Kauai’s own incredible talent, and to support future music and nursing scholarships for Kaua‘i youths, the Mokihana Club invites the public to attend on Friday at 7 p.m.

For tickets, call 332-0651.


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