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Special Guest Artists Keola and Moanalani Beamer

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A Message from the President of the Board of Directors Aloha!


n behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to tonight’s gala. The Gift of Music is one that’s lifelong. Making music is a right that every child should have. Its study improves grades, teaches empathy, builds personal character, and develops well-rounded citizens. Tonight we honor Maestro Henry Miyamura, who has inspired thousands of HYS students. HYS is what it is today, because of Maestro MIyamura’s commitment to musical excellence. To honor Henry, the Board of Directors has begun the Maestro Henry Miyamura Fund, to service the areas of greatest need for HYS. Please join me in congratulating Maestro Miyamura on his 33 years of service to HYS, and to every student here tonight, for each of them will carry on Miyamura’s legacy through their music and lives. Finally, a very special mahalo to ALTRES, Inc. for their continued support as Title Sponsor!

Richard K. Ing President, Board of Directors

Event Schedule 4:30 pm

He Makana O Na Mele: The Gift of Music begins! Registration, Silent Auction, & “Shoot for the Stars” Entertainment by the Alumni Jazz Combo: Jeremy Lawi, Derek Fujio, Ryan Howe, Travis Oh, Ian Sheridan

5:15 pm

Doors Open

5:30 pm

Invocation and Dinner

6:45 pm

Silent Auction closes

7:00 pm

Concert with YSI & Keola Beamer!

8:15 pm

Help HYS “Hit the High Notes” for a YSI Finale

8:30 pm

Auction check-out; event pau! Mahalo!

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A Message from the Executive Director Welcome! Dear Friends, usic plays a special role in all of our lives. Whether you’ve attended a fun concert, have a favorite band or album, or just sing in your car, you have acquired a taste for music. The students who will perform for you tonight have done more than acquire a taste for music: they’ve taken a deep-dive into learning its nuances and developing their skills. Music is a special discipline: through it, students become better, more well-rounded people. They improve their listening comprehension, their empathic intelligence, their cognitive and linguistic skills and so much more. These are lifelong skills that blossom as they mature. In addition to tonight’s orchestra, nearly 600 other students also make music through HYS programs. And across the state, more than 10,000 children benefit from the music our students create. For many students, HYS is their only opportunity to make music and meet friends who enjoy doing so also. So on behalf of all of us at HYS, thank you very much for coming tonight to support these students. Music plays an important role in their lives—and tonight, you will play a very special role in theirs. Thank you, and aloha!


Randy Wong Executive Director

About Hawaii Youth Symphony


awaii Youth Symphony (HYS) directly serves over 600 students annually, ages 7 through 18 years old, from over 100 schools statewide. Our mission is to advance the critical and positive links between music study, academic achievement, and social-emotional development, with programs that service youth through orchestral music education, performance opportunities, and community engagement. HYS envisions a Hawaii where every young person can embrace the timeless value of music, learn to play a musical instrument, or otherwise embrace a lifelong appreciation for musical learning. HYS was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1964 and is currently in its 53rd season. In total, HYS serves an estimated 20,000 people through more than 20 concerts each season. Travel assistance for neighbor island participants and financial aid are available to ensure that any interested student—regardless of economics—can participate in our programs. Less than 30% of our operating budget is covered by tuition and registration fees; the rest is made up through contributions, grants, and sponsorships.

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Governor’s Message

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Guest Artists Keola Beamer


eolamaikalani Breckenridge Beamer was raised on Hawai‘i Island, born into one of Hawai‘i’s most illustrious and beloved musical families. He established himself early as the family’s youngest standard-bearer. A child of the rock & roll era, he was at the vanguard of Hawaiian contemporary sound. Yet he also helped drive what became the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance, recording many songs written by his ancestors, including his legendary great-grandmother Helen Desha Beamer and his mother Nona Beamer. Keola studied classical guitar, and went on to publish a slack key method book using a 16th-century lute tablature system as his starting point. He has been an influential figure in the recognition of kī hō‘alu as one of the world‘s great guitar traditions. He was one of Hawai‘i’s first recording artists to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments, like the tiny gourd whistle and nose flute, into contemporary forms of music. Keola has recorded and produced more than a dozen albums, has won numerous Na Hoku Awards (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”), including one for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, and

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appeared on Sesame Street and NBC’s “Today Show.” He was nominated for a Grammy Award in Hawaiian Music in 2011 and in Regional Roots music in 2013, as well as the Soundtrack nomination for The Descendants. Keola Beamer was awarded the prestigious 2014 NACF Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation. Says Willie Nelson, “There’s no better slack key player than Beamer.”

Moanalani Beamer


oanalani Beamer began her hula training at the early age of four with Kumu Hula Johnny Hokoana, and continued training extensively with several different hula masters; she herself became a “Kumu Hula” in 2011, following a rigorous process of study and graduation (“‘uniki”). Her performing career included starring in several hula revues on Maui. In performance with Keola, she dances, chants, sings background vocals, and plays several ancient Hawaiian percussive instruments, including ‘ili‘ili (river stone “castanets”), ka‘eke‘eke (cut bamboo) and Ipu (gourd drum). She also teaches, sharing her hula knowledge with students on Maui as well as in workshops across the U.S. and Europe.

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About Maestro Joseph Stepec


oseph Stepec has recently been featured as music director for various collaborations with the Indiana University Opera-Ballet program and Cinema. He recently gave the North American premiere of Neil Brand’s score to Hitchcock’s silent film, Blackmail, to great acclaim. As a ballet conductor he has collaborated with Michael Vernon and Constance Dinapoli in productions featuring the work of Balanchine and Paul Taylor. Mr. Stepec has worked with the Rochester Philharmonic and has served as assistant to the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia and the Indiana University Philharmonic. In 2011, he was chosen as music director of the Euclid Symphony Orchestra and oversaw successful collaborations with the Lakeshore Ballet and various soloists throughout his tenure. As a violinist, Mr. Stepec has participated in festivals in Maine, Texas, Vermont, and North Carolina. He has performed recitals in Cleveland, Nashville, Cincinnati, and abroad in Slovenia. He was the featured soloist for a celebration of Slovenian Independence in 2013 in Cleveland’s City Hall and has extensive experience as a freelance musician in that city. He has worked with and assisted Arthur Fagen, David Effron, Carl St. Clair, Andrea Quinn, and Daniel Boico. Mr. Stepec studied violin with Gregory Fulkerson at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and conducting at the Eastman School of Music with master teacher, Neil Varon. He studied additionally with Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and pursued doctoral studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Master of Ceremonies Howard Dicus


oward Dicus was a radio network newscaster in Washington, D.C. before starting life anew in Hawaii as a business reporter on TV. But music has always been his first love, and during 13 years with United Press International he was, apart from all his other duties, the wire service’s reviewer of classical CDs, and wrote a column called Clef’s Notes.

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Youth Symphony I Roster Violin I Nadine Alcantara Ian Chang Chelsea Cline, Concertmaster Megan Ganeku Mika Ishii Kurumi Kawata Alex Kobayashi Yudai Leonzon Evan Liu Lauren Llantero Darius Soo Hoo Kylee Takanishi Ryder Tanaka Jinny Wang Stephanie Yoshida Charles Yung Violin II Alizah Chao Kenneth Chee Marianne Garcia Stella Hung Leilani Ikeda Brooke Kumasaka Lauren Kwee Kenny Kwock Allyson Kwong Lilian Lu Josiah Matsuda Sabine Mejia Erin Nishi, Principal Justin Okumura Eunice Park Ryan Park Kauai Paule Lauryn Takanishi Alex Tam Nicolas Tanaka Viola Sophia Ellis Brandon Hong Queenie Huang Yukiko Hughes Preston Ku Sean Kwon, Principal Austin Lau Dane Mizuno Michael Murakami Sewon Park Fiona Sievert Frank Sun Nashya Yoshimoto Charles Zhang

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Cello Abigail Austria Ryan Fielding Mira Hu Shawn Jun Christopher Kwock Chloe McCreery Dylan Merkel Dong-Woo Seo, Principal Eugene Son Uriel Sung Alexa Wong Gradon Wong

Bassoon Everett Amemiya Chanelle Junio, Principal Mark Ushiroda Austin Young

Bass Sage Guo, Principal Elliott Hee Maysa Segovia Peter Wiggett

Trumpet Micah Nishimoto, Principal Davan Sagara Isaiah Takahashi

Flute Kiana Kawahara Margaret Nakayama Sherry Tanaka Hana Yoon, Principal Piccolo Margaret Nakayama Oboe Tabitha Hiyane Daniel Huang, Principal Erin Matsushita Koko Tamai Clarinet Kento Francisco Kassi Hatakenaka Maxwell Miyasato Tani Takushi, Principal

Horn Kai Abergas, Principal Kamuela Akeo Kai Le Chang Fuma Fujiki Grace Kim Kyle Maki

Trombone Nicole Fontanilla Cody Lee, Principal Jungwoo Park Rachael Yamamoto Baritone Cuyler Murata Tuba Ryoma Sears Lucas Toor, Principal Percussion Daniel Kam Kiva Nguyen Tevin Takata Shayn Toothman, Principal Aiden Woodard Harp Marcy Tokunaga

Bass Clarinet Kento Francisco

About Youth Symphony I

Youth Symphony I (YSI) is the most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras, and is one of the finest youth symphonies in the country. In its history, YSI has performed with renowned guest artists, and was a Finalist in the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Last season, the orchestra had the special honor of performing on From The Top, a nationally-broadcast radio show. For the 2017–2018 season, Youth Symphony I is composed of 105 students, grades 9–12, from 23 public, home, and independent schools across Oahu and Maui. They will rehearse more than 130 hours and perform 10 concerts on Oahu and Hawaii islands. A recent collaboration with the professional Hawaii Symphony Orchestra put Youth Symphony I side-by-side with many of their teachers and role models. Chelsea Cline, a senior from Punahou School, is this season’s concertmaster.

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Celebrating Hawaii Youth Symphony’s 53rd Season November 19, 2017

Welcome ✧ Invocation

Daniel Huang 12th grade, Kalani High School

✧ Dinner ✧ Youth Symphony I Symphony No. 2, D Major, Op. 43, Finale

Jean Sibelius

Youth Symphony I with Keola & Moanalani Beamer Nani Haʻupu

Keola Beamer with Moanalani Beamer

Ulili E

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Mauna Kea

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Po Mahina

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Kuʻu Hoa

Sistah Robi arr. Matt Catingub

Youth Symphony I Star Wars Suite for Orchestra Yoda’s Theme The Mannheim Rocket

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John Williams John Corigliano

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Silent Auction Donors Anonymous Alaska Airlines Aunty Lilikoi Products Bar Leather Apron Ben Franklin Crafts Big City Diner Blue Note Hawaii Choco le`a The Compleat Kitchen @ Kahala Mall Consolidated Theatres Dave & Buster’s Derek Fujio Diamond Head Theatre Duke's Waikiki Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Germaine’s Luau Global Village Grand Wailea–A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hard Rock Cafe

Hawaiian Airlines Mrs. Helen Higa Hilo Hattie Honolulu Theatre for Youth Ing Family/Ing Family Lands Canada Island Air Dr. Takuma Itoh & Ms. Carol Tsang Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel The Kahala Hotel & Resort KoHana Rum Ko Olina Golf Club Kona Brewing Company Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts (Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu The Lo Family Ms. Patti Look Maui Divers Jewelry

McKinley Car Wash Dan & Linda Momohara Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Pure Joy Day Spa Roberts Hawaii Mr. Paul Prussing Roy & Gloria King Sea Glass Fine Art Photography Starwood Hotels and Resorts Waikiki Tacos Zarate Tanaka of Tokyo TD Food Group, Inc. Waikiki Parc Hotel Wailea Beach ResortMarriott, Mau Mrs. Louise Wong Randy & Helen Wong Terrina & Mike Wong Mr. Kurt Zwald As of November 6, 2017

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Mahalo to Our Stellar Sponsors Title Sponsor President‘s Circle Visionary Voyagers Mystical Maestros

Cosmic Concertmasters

Earthly Explorers

SimplicityHR by ALTRES, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Kosasa Richard & Susan Ing Island Insurance Companies Steven & Marilyn Katzman Accuity LLP / Kent & Jean Tsukamoto Alika & Tanya Mau First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Hawaii Permanente Medical Group Sharon Himeno & Warren Price Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum Neiman Marcus Teruya Brothers Ginny Tiu Top of Waikiki The Resort Group Friends of Malama Maunalua Helen & Charles Higa Carol Koga Robert & Ashley Kurisu Pacific Property Group United Laundry Services Young’s Market Company of Hawaii Action Realty Corporation Avalon Commercial, LLC Bank of Hawaii Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Bob Hayashi Martin Hsia, Esq. Gladys Hirano JESE Salon Malcolm Lau Patti Look Marcus & Associates Dan & Linda Momohara Michael & Amy Onofrietti Ruth Oshiro Joseph Rothstein Randy & Helen Wong Event Favors Generously Donated by Our Winter Concert Sponsor, Honolulu Cookie Company Guest Artist Accommodations Donated by Hilton Hawaiian Village As of November 2, 2017

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Guest of Honor Maestro Henry Miyamura

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Mahalo, Maestro Miyamura!


awaii Youth Symphony would not be where it is today, if not for the leadership of Maestro Henry Miyamura. Mr. Miyamura’s artistic vision, his high standards for excellence, and his personal dedication to teaching not only shaped HYS’s many programs, but developed a culture and livelihood for music in the Islands. Over the years, thousands of young, aspiring musicians hoped for a chance to play under his baton. And after rigorous preparation and auditions, many of them would eventually have that chance. Mr. Miyamura’s journey with HYS began in 1953, as a 9th grader. In 1965, he premiered as a guest conductor. In those days, there were only two orchestras, Youth Symphony Orchestra and Junior Orchestra. Miyamura had returned from Eastman School of Music and had begun to play in the Honolulu Symphony as its principal clarinet. He subsequently served on the HYS Board of Directors in the ’82 and ’83 seasons. When Miyamura took up the baton as Music Director and YSI Conductor in 1983-84, he began to lead HYS with an artistic vision that eventually led to tremendous growth. The addition of more symphony orchestras, a string program, the Pacific Music Institute, and the Music in the Clubhouse programs, created multiple entry points from which students of all experience levels (including no prior experience) could participate. During his 33-year tenure as HYS Music Director, Maestro Miyamura’s leadership influenced nearly 15,000 participants—including 4,800 who played directly under his baton. A 2016 performance by Youth Symphony I on NPR’s From The Top grew public awareness for HYS and Miyamura’s musical direction. Maestro Miyamura is also Professor Emeritus of Music, Orchestra, and Clarinet from the University of Hawaii. His numerous credits include 14 years as band director at McKinley High School; principal clarinetist with the Honolulu Symphony; and membership in the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Hillel Chamber Concert Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. When Miyamura served as assistant conductor for the Honolulu Symphony, he conducted concerts featuring artists such as Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; David Bar-Ilan, piano; Joshua Bell, violin; and Harvey Pittel, saxophone, as well as Hawaii entertainers. Miyamura was named winner of the prestigious 2001 Alfred Preis Award by the Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education for his lifetime commitment to arts and education in Hawaii. Miyamura received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Master of Music degree from Western Washington University. Mr. Miyamura is frequently cited by alumni as a defining inspiration of their youth. Whether they continued to play music beyond high school, or simply have kept up with their love for it, HYS alumni carry on Miyamura’s legacy as passionate, successful adults. Many of his former students, now performers and educators themselves, lead and inspire youth just as he did with them. Gustav Mahler once said, “What is best is music is not to be found in the notes.” Maestro Miyamura takes us even further, with his challenge to “go beyond, beyond.” Mahalo Maestro Miyamura!

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Go Beyond, Beyond


aestro Miyamura’s beloved motto, “Go Beyond, Beyond” articulates music’s ability to provide a transformative, transcendent experience for all who love and play it. To honor Henry, the Board of Directors has established the Maestro Henry Miyamura Fund, to serve the areas of greatest need for HYS. In celebration of Maestro Miyamura’s legendary career, many people from our community have begun to make gifts in his honor. These gifts honoring Henry Miyamura, were made between July 1, 2017 to November 6, 2017. Mahalo!

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mr. Khullip Jeung Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro Dr. & Mrs. Takeo Kudo Ms. Catherine Lau Drs. Worldster Lee

Ms. Starr Matsushita Dr. Sarah MordanMcCombs Mr. Parker A. Nakamura Mr. Emile K. Oshima Mr. & Mrs. Tom Soo Hoo Mr. & Mrs. Kiyoshi Takemoto

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Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Mr. Taylor York Dr. Mark M. Yoshida

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2017 Winter Concert Series December 3 – Symphony Program (YSI, YSII, CO)

Blaisdell Concert Hall with Very Special Guest David Shifrin, Clarinet Mr. Shifrin will be HYS Artist-in-Residence from November 27 – December 5. One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Mr. Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. Mr. Shifrin has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras and the Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit and Denver symphonies among many others in the US, and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In addition, he has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and New York Chamber Symphony.

December 4–5 – Listen & Learn Educational Concerts Blaisdell Concert Hall

December 9 – Academy String Program Location TBA

Mahalo to Honolulu Cookie Company Winter Concert Residency Sponsor

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David Shifrin is a Backun Artist, sponsored by Backun Musical Services

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Mahalo to Our Donors Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts, made between July 1 and October 26, 2017. PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous ABC Stores ALTRES, Inc. Department of Community Services George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kosasa The Al Sherman Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999) First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Mr. Bob Hayashi Mrs. Gladys Hirano Hawaii Permanente Group Honolulu Cookie Company Island Insurance Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steven Katzman Mrs. Carol S. Koga Mr. & Mrs. Alika Mau Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum ALC The Resort Group Teruya Brothers, Limited Ms. Ginny Tiu Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tsukamoto

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BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Action Realty Corporation Ms. Lorraine Araki Avalon Commercial, LLC Bank of Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mrs. Helen K. Higa Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kurisu Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Ms. Patti Look Marcus & Associates, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Michael Onofrietti Mrs. Erica Mau Orejel Mrs. Ruth Oshiro Pacific Property Group, Inc. Mr. Joseph Rothstein, PhD Mr. Lance Teruya United Laundry Services, Inc. Waikiki Shopping Plaza Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Young’s Market Company of Hawaii PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Foodland Super Market, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Hong Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lau Matson Foundation Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Brian Stapleton Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Ms. Jennifer Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Y. Wong SPONSOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Mr. Allen I. Emura Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Gushiken Island Insurance Companies Kapolei Family Dental Corporation Mr. Richard L. Kurth Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Mrs. Dorothy Mason Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Music Center of Hawaii, Inc. Dr. Dung Nguyen & Dr. Nguyet Le Mr. & Mrs. Gavan Sagara Mr. & Mrs. Brent Takushi Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Torrey

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Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Dr. & Mrs. Su June Chris Yeh Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young PARTNER ($250–$499) Mr. & Mrs. Angelito Alcantara Mr. & Mrs. Russell Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cundy Mr. Leland G. De Evoli Ms. Alice T. Fukunaga Mrs. Helen G. Gary Mr. Jack B. Harmon Hazel H. Takumi Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Andy D. Huang Dr. Sandi Kwee & Dr. Leilani Ka'anehe Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Dr. Rosalie J. Kryston Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand F. Llantero Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lo Ms. Chelsea Maeda Ms. Sarah S. McDermott Ms. Carolyn Miho Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Chris Nielsen Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. K. Pang Mr. Steven Premo Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Randall Dr. Namthip Sitachitta & Mr. Wesley Yoshida Ms. Anne B. W. Swanson Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Ms. Lea I. Tong Mr. & Mrs. Barry Toshi Ms. Janet Williams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Williams Mr. & Mrs. Vernon K. W. Wong Dr. Kelley Woodruff & Mr. Benjamin Marx Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Yamane Dr. Edward K. Yi & Dr. Susan Moriyama-Yi Dr. Lester Yim & Dr. Letitia Yim

CONTRIBUTOR ($100-$249) Anonymous Ms. Carol Aki Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amore Mr. & Mrs. Masanobu Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y. H. Au Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen Ms. Yongli Chen Mr. Glenn Chinen The Hon. Lea Crandall & Mr. David Schulmeister Mr. & Mrs. R. Dougal Crowe Mr. & Mrs. William Cumpston Mr. & Mrs. Gil Farias Mr. & Mrs. Joel Francisco Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Gloria Kosasa Gainsley of Hawaii Community Foundation Ms. Rhonda Griswold Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hanaumi Mr. & Mrs. Kendall N. H. Hee Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Hiyane Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hu Dr. & Mrs. Sid Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki

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Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Mr. Ernest Kobayashi Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Mr. & Mrs. Maiju Kutty Mr. Bill Lee Mr. Jone Lee & Ms. Yuen Sin Ms. Mollie M. Y. Lee Drs. Worldster Lee The Hon. Linda Luke & Mr. Robert Strand Mr. Bin Li & Ms. Sujuan Situ Mr. Shichao Li & Ms. Haiying Wang Dr. Jeffrey Lim & Dr. Marcia Nagao Dr. Milton Liu Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Martin Mr. Elton Masaki Mr. & Mrs. George Masaki Mr. Edward Masunaga Mrs. Jean McIntosh Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Mejia Mr. Gilbert Miyasato Mr. Burr McCutcheon & Ms. Claire Arakaki Ms. Janet H. Murphy Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Mr. & Mrs. Craig Nakagawa Ms. Kay J. Newnam

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Donors (Continued) The Honorable Dean Ochiai & Mrs. Ochiai Mrs. Doris Ogawa Dr. Collette Okubo Mr. & Mrs. Randal Omon Mr. Henry O’Neill & Ms.Carol Muranaka Dr. & Mrs. Tilden Osako Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Mr. Presley Pang & Ms. Susan Pang Gochros Mr. & Mrs. Kalani Perreira Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Dr. & Mrs. Greg K. Sakamoto Ms. Corynn Sakamura Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Shinnyo-En Hawaii Ms. Joan Shishido Ms. Nancy K. Sonoda Mr. & Mrs. Robert Springer Mr. Jason Sunada Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Mr. & Mrs. Kiyoshi Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tamai Ms. Brenda Tang Mr. & Mrs. Derek Tenn Mrs. Janice Trubitt Dr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Mr. & Mrs. Jim J. L. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Mr. Xiang Yee & Ms. Jiangyan Zhu Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto

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FRIEND (Up to $100) Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. William A. Alicar Ms. Ellen E. Belconis Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. Paul Chan Ms. Martha Child Dr. George Chu & Ms. Diane Wong Mr. & Mrs. Darryn Chun Mr. & Mrs. Gary Chun Ms. Lynn Dagli Ms. Jackie Davis Mr. & Mrs. Jay Fujimori Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Mr. Tom Graham & Christine Daleiden Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan C. Gochu

Mr. William H. Gould Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Groves Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hashi Mr. & Mrs. Lance Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hee Mr. Brandon Marc Higa Mr. Zi Jing Huang & Ms. Yuyu Zhan Ms. Eri Imanil James K. Michishima, CPA Mr. Khullip Jeung Ms. Cherry Ann Kaiaokamalie Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Mr. & Mrs. Lou Kauffeld Mr. & Mrs. Dennis B. Kim Ms. Sylvia S Koike Ms. Catherine Lau Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lee Ms. Joyce Lee Mr. & Mrs. Michael Li Mrs. Rose Loui Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lui Mr. & Mrs. Leighton Lum Mr. & Mrs. Carl Maki Mr. Benjamin Marshall Ms. Starr Matsushita Mr. & Mrs. Damon Medeiros Dr. Karen Miyamoto & Mr. Dan Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Seimasa Miyashiro Dr. Sarah Mordan-McCombs Mr. Keola Maruoka & Mrs. Nila Win Ms. Carol Nakaganeku

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Mr. Parker A. Nakamura Ms. Nadia Naoumoff Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Mr. Dan Nishikawa Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Mr. Emile K. Oshima Mr. & Mrs. William T. Oshima Mr. Zihang Ou & Ms. Fan Gong Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Jesse Red Mr. & Mrs. Takahiro Sato Mr. & Mrs. Grant Shimabukuro Ms. Laurie Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. J. Siu Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence So Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Ms. Gail R. Sugita Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Isaiah P. Takahashi Mr. & Mrs. Kent Takahashi Ms. Kathy Todoki Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Tran Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama Dr. Byron K. Yasui Ms. Dale H. Yatsushiro Dr. & Mrs. Eric K. S. Yee Ms. Mildred A. Yee Mrs. Amy Young

IN HONOR OF Luke Kauffeld by Mr. & Mrs. Lou Kauffeld Edith Leong by Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Maestro Henry Miyamura by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hokama by Mr. Khullip Jeung by Ms. Elizabeth Kaneshiro by Ms. Catherine Lau by Drs. Worldster Lee by Ms. Starr Matsushita by Dr. Sarah MordanMcCombs by Mr. Parker A. Nakamura by Mr. Emile K. Oshima by Mr. & Mrs. Kiyoshi Takemoto by Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe by Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu by Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Ellie Ochiai by The Honorable Dean Ochiai & Mrs. Ochiai Tani Takushi by Mr. Bill Lee Jean Tsukamoto by Mr. & Mrs. Chris Nielsen Mr. Derrick Yamane by Mr. Lance Teruya

IN MEMORY OF Geoffrey Au by Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y. H. Au Ian Cooke by Ms. Rhonda Griswold Jamie Higa by Mr. Benjamin Marshall by Ms. Nadia Naoumoff by Jesse Red Kum Ok Ka‘anehe by Dr. Sandi Kwee & Dr. Leilani Ka'anehe Harriet Komo by Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lo Mark Kuraya by Dr. Byron K. Yasui Niki Libarios by Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto Ellen Masaki by Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mrs. Ellen R. Miyasato by Mr. Gilbert Miyasato Margorie Hisako Tanoue by Mr. Paul Chan by Dr. Collette Okubo Edmund Yee by Ms. Janet H. Murphy

The Hawaii Youth Symphony thanks each donor and community partner who has contributed to its programs. Every attempt has been made to publish a complete listing. We regret any omissions or errors that may have occurred, and would appreciate if you would call HYS at 941-9706 to advise us of them. Thank you! He Makana O Nā Mele: The Gift of Music 10672 17NaMele-Text_PMS534C.indd 23

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Acknowledgements We are grateful to our community partners whose generous support and special talents are invaluable to Hawaii Youth Symphony. Guest Artist accommodations graciously provided by Hilton Hawaiian Village. Event Chair Tina Lau Nā Mele Revenue Committee Patti Look (Chair), Gloria Gainsley, Sharon R. Himeno, Richard Ing, Erica Mau Orejel, Geoffrey Sewell Hilton Hawaiian Village Susan Smith Master of Ceremonies Howard Dicus Music Arrangements Courtesy of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Favors Honolulu Cookie Company Dan Momohara Auction Vendor 501 Auctions

Event Consulting Melissa Blake / Blake Entertainment Program Design Mark Nakamura HYS T-Shirt Design Erica Mau Orejel Printing Edwards Enterprises, Inc. Guest of Honor Video Production Kathryn & Tim Bradley / Take2 Productions Audio Engineer Fred Li, FBL Consulting Services Video Screens Russell Kikuta, Audio Video Hawaii

Recording Engineer C&A Recordings Jonathan Korth, pianist Alumni Jazz Band Jeremy Lawi, leader University of Hawaii Music Department Dr. Laurence Paxton, Chair Byron Moon, Facility Coordinator Production Crew Aris Doike, Operations Manager Rory Onishi Parker Nakamura Adam Luchak YSI Concert Parents Wes Yoshida Stacey Hatakenaka

Mahalo to the music educators and private music teachers whose expertise, encouragement and support mean so much to our talented musicians. We are also grateful to the families and friends who volunteer their time and energy to strengthen our program and make it a success.

2017–18 Board of Directors & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard K. Ing, President Patti Look, President-Elect Sharon R. Himeno, Secretary Jean Tsukamoto, Treasurer Alan Arizumi Gladys Hirano Nathan Hokama Martin Hsia Roy E. King, Jr. Malcolm Lau Tina Lau Erica Mau Orejel Daniel Momohara Michael Onofrietti Geoffrey Sewell, MD

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MUSIC STAFF Symphony Program Joseph Stepec, Interim Conductor, Youth Symphony I Elton Masaki, Co-Conductor, Youth Symphony II Susan Ochi-Onishi, Co-Conductor, Youth Symphony II Hannah Watanabe, Conductor, Concert Orchestra Wayne Fanning, Associate Conductor, Concert Orchestra Academy Program Joan Doike, Conductor, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble & Concert String Orchestra Aris Doike, Coordinator, Academy Program Talia Turnbull, Academy Program Assistant

Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Matt Momohara, Conductor, Clubhouse Band ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Randy Wong, Executive Director Carol Tsang, Finance Manager Aris Doike, Operations Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Rory Onishi, Programs Assistant & Music Librarian

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