The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Society
P.O. Box 6682, Kamuela, HI 96743

Kaori Mitani, 808-896-2153 kaorim@aloha.net


Aloha and Happy New Year!

A perennial favorite and a world premiere performance will be featured at the Kamuela Philharmonic’s Winter Concert on Sunday, January 6, 2008 in the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea at 4:00 p.m. The orchestra, under the direction of music director Madeline Schatz, will perform Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and the world premiere of Paul Csige’s “Voyages.”

Antonin Dvorak, a nationalistic composer from Czechoslovakia, was lured to New York in 1892 to the newly founded National Conservatory of Music. He was enthralled by what he saw as our nationalistic music. He infused the nature of Negro spirituals with the spirit of Native American Indian tunes into his work. His Symphony #9 “From the New World” was composed during his first year in America and has become one of the most popular orchestral pieces in the classical

Paul Csige, an alumnus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, is a director, composer, video editor, sound engineer, writer, and cinematographer. He has ten years of classical music training and two degrees in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and trained at the New York Film Academy in directing and cinematography. He is an experienced editor and sound engineer, writer of short stories, poetry, novels, and screenplays, as well as a graphics artist. The world premier of “Voyages”, according to Csige, is a programmatic piece about the first Hawaiians leaving the South Pacific and taking the long voyage into the unknown. The work will be accompanied by visual projections of seventy images from the artwork of Herb Kane, Hawaii’s most well-known contemporary artist.

It is recommended that you arrive early to ensure a seat. Due to fire code regulations, anyone arriving after the auditorium is full will not be admitted.

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