Plans for the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra’s exciting new season are moving forward, and fans of the orchestra who want to maximize the effects of their financial help to the group can do so through their participation in this year’s Give Aloha Program. Although the continuing generosity of benefactors such as the Dorrance Family Foundation, Kahilu Theater and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, as well as many local small businesses, has made it possible for the orchestra survive and grow, more contributions to this effort are always needed.
If you would like to help the orchestra, and really make your donation count, your participation in Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts program would be a great way to accomplish this. “Give Aloha,” which honors Foodland Super Market, Ltd. founder Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, continues his legacy of giving back to the community. Partnering with the Western Union Foundation, Foodland matches all donations up to a total of $325,000.00 each year for all participating non-profit organizations, directing their charitable giving efforts towards the programs their customers consider most important. Like other worthy local 501(c)(3) organizations, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra has signed up to take part in this event, which runs from September 1-30, 2013. When you shop at Foodland or Sack N Save during the month of September, you simply show your Maka’i Card and ask to make a donation to the orchestra (up to $249.00 per person). Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will then match your donation to our organization.
The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will start its 2013-2014 season by expanding programs to East Hawaii audiences, collaborating on a holiday concert in Hilo with the UH Hilo music department. The concert program will include Haydn “Symphony No. 26 (Christmas Symphony)”, Laland “Christmas Symphony”, Manfredini “Christmas Symphony” and selected choral works .
Since January 26, 2014 marks the orchestra’s 10th anniversary, their January 19, 2014 concert will be a “Blast From the Past”, reprising favorite works from previous concert seasons. The program at Kahilu Theater in Waimea will include Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (featuring violin soloists from the orchestra) and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings”.
The orchestra’s Third Annual Concerto Competition will be held on February 1 & 2, 2014, and the three winning young string players will perform their solos, with orchestra accompaniment, at the orchestra’s spring concert, scheduled March 30, 2014 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Tennis Pavilion. Also on the program for that concert is Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”, another “Blast From the Past”.
Please help the orchestra continue its mission of providing low cost admission to concerts of quality orchestral music, and furthering the musical knowledge of local young people. Give Aloha today!