Evening of Classical Music at the Fairmont Orchid, August 13.

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

14. July 2010

West Hawaii Community Health Center and Kamuela Philharmonic Announce Evening of Classical Music at the Fairmont Orchid, August 13.

Supporters of the West Hawaii Community Health Center and fans of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will soon have an opportunity to spend an enjoyable evening at an event benefiting both of these worthwhile organizations. The two groups will join forces to host an evening of classical music, accompanied by outstanding pupus and desserts at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on Friday, August 13, 2010, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Tickets for the event are $100.00 per person. Complimentary parking and a no-host bar will be available.

A reception featuring quartet music by the Magic Strings will begin the program. Members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, including conductor Dr. Madeline Schatz on violin, will then perform chamber music works by Baroque, Classical and Romantic composers in various string and woodwind ensembles, as pupus and desserts are served. Dr. Schatz, who founded the Kamuela Philharmonic, “retired’ to the Big Island after successful careers as a professional violinist/violist, university music professor and conductor. She has studied with some of the best violin, viola and conducting teachers in the world, as well as playing in and conducting concerts worldwide, and loves to share her musical knowledge and skills. The orchestra, which has grown from 14 string players at their first concert in 2004 to as many as 65 members with woodwinds, brass, percussion and keyboards, has always strived to promote local music education and introduce its music to more diverse audiences, so all its regular concerts are free of charge.

The West Hawaii Community Health Center (WHCHC) is a non-profit, community directed facility located in a high-need area. WHCHC is open to all West Hawaii residents, accepts most public and private insurance plans, and provides discounts for people without insurance coverage. Patients not only receive comprehensive primary care and other health services, but also referrals that may help them access that care. Since patients served by WHCHC receive regular chronic illness care and health screenings, the need for costly emergency, hospital and specialty care is reduced, saving an estimated $24 billion nationally each year. This event is part of National Health Center Week which runs from August 8-14, 2010, and is a celebration of the work Community Centers have done nationwide over the last 45 years, helping medically vulnerable and under-served people access affordable, high-quality and cost effective healthcare.

With the aid of sponsors like The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, which has offered the perfect venue and other assistance for this event, and your donations, the goals of both of these groups can become a reality. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) entities, so your contributions may be tax deductible. Checks can be made out to either Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Society (KPOS) or West Hawaii Community Health Center (WHCHC). Please call KPOS representative Pete Hoffmann at 883-8547 or 895-0834 or WHCHC representative Joan Gannon at 328-8040 or 896-6712 for tickets or more information.

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