Fundraising Recital at the Fairmont Orchid, March 28

 

 

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

2. March 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kamuela Philharmonic Announces Fundraising Recital at the Fairmont Orchid, March 28

Fans of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will have another opportunity to support their favorite group on Sunday, March 28, 2010, when internationally known violinist Rosalie Macmillan, the soloist for the orchestra’s March 21 concert at Kahilu Theater in Waimea, will present a fundraising recital at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel. The fundraiser, hosted by KPOS and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, will begin at 4:00 pm in the Hotel’s 160 seat Amphitheatre. Solo recital pieces will include “Partita No. 2 in D Minor: Chaconne” by Bach, “Tango Etudes” for violin solo by Piazzolla and “Sonata No 3 -Ballade” by Ysaye. Kamuela Philharmonic musical director, Dr. Madeline Schatz, will join her former student on violin for “Duo Concertante” by de Beriot. Suggested donation for the performance is $40.00 per person. A no-host bar featuring wine, beer and soft drinks will be available.

To reserve seats for this recital, please call The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii at (808) 887-7111. Since KPOS is a 501 (c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible.

“One of the greatest joys of teaching music to young people is watching them grow up and take flight as great artists. An additional joy for me will be when I stand on the stage with Rosalie and we make music together here on the Big Island,” said Dr. Schatz when asked to comment on their upcoming performances. This is certainly true of Macmillan, who made her solo orchestral debut at age 13 with the Utah Symphony, and has performed regularly with that group since. Macmillan’s first place finishes at national and international violin competitions led her to a career as a concert violinist, giving recital tours in South America, Europe, South Africa, Canada and throughout the United States. On tour with the BYU Chamber Orchestra to Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Russia, she had the opportunity to perform at the famous Cairo Opera House and the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Appearances as a featured soloist in ballet, ballroom dance, theater and film productions, as well as jazz, rock and pop concerts, allowed her to share her talent and interest in classical music with new audiences. Macmillan’s solo repertoire for violin includes works by more than 30 composers, and she has an extensive repertoire for solo violin and orchestra as well. In addition, she has been on the faculty of the Violin Making School of America since 1998 and of the Utah Valley University since 2007. Macmillan remains close to Dr. Schatz and willingly volunteered to perform with her mentor during a “vacation” in Hawaii.

Dr. Madeline Schatz, who founded the Kamuela Philharmonic, “retired” to the Big Island after long and successful careers as a professional violinist/violist, university music professor and conductor, playing with and conducting orchestras all over the world. She has studied with some of the best violin, viola and conducting teachers in the world and is passing that knowledge on to private music students and in the instrumental music program she developed at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, as well as to her colleagues in the all-volunteer Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra. Those who know her well consider being able to hear her play the violin a very special treat.

With generous sponsors like The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, which has offered the perfect venue and other assistance for this event, and talented performers like Rosalie Macmillan who selflessly donate their services to promote the Kamuela Philharmonic, Dr. Schatz looks forward to creating more great classical music performances for local audiences in the future. She and the orchestra are also striving to promote local music education and introduce their music to diverse audiences. For more information about the group and upcoming events, please visit our website: kamuelaphil.com.

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