Hawai‘i Youth Symphony returns

  • Courtesy Hawai‘i Youth Symphony

    The Hawai‘i Youth Symphony will be at Kaua‘i Community College on Monday, Feb. 17, for a free concert.

  • Courtesy Hawai‘i Youth Symphony

    Special guest Casey Tamanaha will be joining the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony at Kaua‘i Community College on Monday, Feb. 17 for a concert, free to the public.

PUHI — The Hawai‘i Youth Symphony is coming to the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center for a free President’s Day concert, Monday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., conducted by maestro Joseph Stepec.

Featuring the Youth Symphony I Orchestra, the concert brings to the stage special guest trumpeter Casey Tamanaha on the “Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto.”

Tamanaha has been a guest musician with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Hawai‘i Opera Theater and the Royal Hawaiian Band. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the Juilliard School and his master’s from the Manhattan School of Music. In high school, Tamanaha was a member of HYS.

“We are so excited to bring Hawai‘i Youth Symphony back to Kaua‘i for this special concert at KCC,” said HYS President Randy Wong. “Kaua‘i has an incredible history and reputation for classical music. Many Kaua‘i students have participated in HYS in years past, and I hope this performance will inspire more students to join us in the future.”

Youth Symphony I is the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony’s most advanced orchestra, and is made up of 100 students ages 14 to 18 from over 25 schools.

Students will also present Tchaikovsky’s “Overture to 1812” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.” The concert is free to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.


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