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Hawaii Youth Symphony

HYS To Perform at Kauai Community College

Performed by youth for youth – Youth Symphony I

What: Celebrate President’s Day with free admission to Hawaii Youth Symphony’s (HYS) Kauai concert. Students of theYouth Symphony I (YSI) orchestra, conducted by maestro Joseph Stepec, will be performing at Kauai Community College on Monday, February 17. Youth Symphony I is Hawaii Youth Symphony’s most advanced orchestra, and is made up of 100 students, ages 14-18, from over 25 schools. In addition to presenting Tchaikovsky’s masterful “Overture to 1812,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” HYS’ most advanced orchestra will accompany special guest trumpeter—Casey Tamanaha—on the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto.

Locally, Tamanaha has been a guest musician with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Hawaii 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, Casey was a member of HYS.

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

When:            President’s Day, Monday, February 17, 2020

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:           Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center

3-1901 Kaumuali’i Highway

Puhi, Kauai, HI


Admission: Free to the public; no tickets or reservations are required for entry.