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Mele Kalikimaka from HYS!

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Mele Kalikimaka from HYS!

December 22, 2020 - December 24, 2020

Celebrating the spirit of the season, Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS) has recorded a special rendition of R. Alex Anderson’s holiday classic, “Mele Kalikimaka.” Arranged by HYS alumnus Michael-Thomas Foumai, the music is performed by HYS students in the Symphony+ online learning program—all playing in sync from their homes. A video of the virtual performance can be enjoyed via Hawaii Youth Symphony’s social media sites @HiYouthSymphony, and at the following link beginning Tuesday, December 22:

“We know this year has been challenging, and we hope to make spirits a little brighter as we head into the holidays and a hopeful 2021,” said Randy Wong, HYS president. “This beloved song, together with the inspiring talents of our students, offers a joyful way to share the healing power of music and the magic of the season.”

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About Hawaii Youth Symphony

Established as a non-profit organization in 1964, the Hawaii Youth Symphony promotes and celebrates the importance of music study on academic achievement and social-emotional development, through its mission to develop youth to their fullest potential through orchestral music. Its programs service youth through orchestral music education, performances and community engagement. Each year, the organization serves more than 700 students ages 7 through 18 from over 100 schools statewide. For more information, call (808) 941-9706 or visit


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Event Details

Date: December 22, 2020 - December 24, 2020
Time: -
Venue: Online
Organizer Name: Hawaii Youth Symphony