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Listen & Learn

listen and learn concerts 2022

Each year, our symphony students perform in Listen & Learn community concerts that are free for schools on Oʻahu. 

🎵 What makes orchestral music great? 

🎵 What do you listen for in a concert? 

🎵 How do the instruments make their sounds? 

Watch our Listen & Learn community concert on Olelo53:

  • March 27, 2022 at 6pm
  • March 28, 2022 at 5pm
  • March 29, 2022 at 8am
  • March 30, 2022 at 1:30pm

Or, check out the videos below!

To stay up to date on students performances, join Hawaii Youth Symphony’s mailing list!

Why Listen & Learn?

In 2019, we launched our vision of making music a right, not a privilege. In our islands, very few schools have robust instrumental music programs, and in many areas, public schools do not have music programs at all. 

The goal of our nonprofit organization is to partner with schools and community organizations across the islands, bringing music education to areas where it is needed. Music education is crucial to success in school and joy in life, and we believe that it should not only be available in privileged areas in Hawaiʻi.

Listen & Learn community concerts are an opportunity for our students to hone their performance skills, as well as to share their passion for playing their instrument. Our students travel to schools teaching younger students about orchestral music and inspiring them to get involved with HYS or in an instrumental music program available to them.

This year, since we are not able to travel, our virtual Listen & Learn concerts will be spread through a variety of media platforms, such as social media and local TV. Please enjoy, watch, share, and help us achieve our mission of helping youth develop to their fullest potential through orchestral music in the setting of our Islands’ unique culture.

Mahalo to all of our partner schools across the state!

Abraham Lincoln Elementary

ʻAiea Intermediate

Aikahi Elementary

Aliamanu Middle

Alvah Scott Elementary

Castle High

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle

Colburn Music Academy

Farrington High

Hahaʻione Elementary

Hawaii Baptist Academy

Hawaii Technology Academy

Hōkūlani Elementary

Home Schools (multiple)

Hongwanji Mission

Huakailani Elementary

ʻIolani

Island Pacific Academy

Jefferson Elementary

Jarett Middle

Ka Waihona o Ka Naʻauao Public Charter

Kahala Elementary

Kaʻelepulu Elementary

Kailua Elementary

Kailua Intermediate

Kaimuki Christian

Kaimukī Middle

Kaiser High

Kalani High

Kamehameha Schools

Kāneʻohe Elementary

Kapolei Charter

Kapolei High

Kauaʻi High

Kaunakakai Elementary

Kawānanakoa Middle

Keaʻau Elementary

King Kekaulike High

Koko Head Elementary

La Pietra

Le Jardin Academy

Liholiho Elementary

Maʻemaʻe Elementary

Mānoa Elementary

Maryknoll

McKinley High

Mid-Pacific Institute

Mililani High

Mililani Middle

Moanalua Elementary

Moanalua High

Moanalua Middle

Molokaiʻi Middle

Momilani Elementary

Myron B. Thompson

Nānāikapono Elementary

Niu Valley Middle

Nuʻuanu Elementary

Pacific Gateway Center

Pearl City Elementary

Pearl City High

Punahou

Pūʻōhala Elementary

Puʻu Kukui Elementary

Queen Kaʻahumanu Elementary

Roosevelt High

Sacred Hearts Academy

San Domenico

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College

Saint Louis

Salt Lake Elementary

SEEQS Public Charter

St. Anthony

St. Mark Lutheran

Star of the Sea

Stevenson Middle

Waiʻkele Elementary

Waikīkī Elementary

Wilson Elementary

Windward Nazarene Academy

University Laboratory Public Charter

Utah Online

Variety School of Hawaiʻi

Voyager Public Charter

Waiākea High

Waiākea Intermediate

Waiākea Waena Elementary