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Hawaii Youth Symphony

51st Season, 2015-2016 Youth Symphony I

Maestro Henry Miyamura & Very Special Guest, MIDORI

April 8, 2016 • 7:30 pm • Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Concert Orchestra & Youth Symphony II April 17, 2016 • 4:00 pm • Roosevelt High School Auditorium Academy String Program & Music in the Clubhouse April 23, 2016 • 2:00 pm • Kaimuki High School Auditorium 2016 Spring Concert Series


Message from the Executive Director Dear HYS Friends,


hank you for coming to today’s concert and for your enthusiastic support of Hawaii’s young musicians. They are among the most passionate, dedicated, and ambitious young people I know, and when you hear them perform, you will instantly know what I mean! Music education is truly a wonderful thing. Not only does playing, and listening to music allow us the vehicle to learn, express, and share creative thoughts, but through the study of music, we learn to organize our thought processes in ways that transfer in/beyond music to other disciplines. Some of the most articulate people I know have musical backgrounds, and they excel in all walks of life. HYS publishes a quarterly newsletter called “Of Note,” and in the current issue, there’s a wonderful story about some of our alumni, and how music education has prepared them for the professional world. (The newsletter can be downloaded from our website,, or you can pick-up a copy at today’s concert.) This season’s concerts lay groundwork for the lifelong adventures our young people will take; they’re propelled by your enthusiasm and applause, so please give them your undivided attention! Thank you again for believing in Hawaii Youth Symphony, and for all of your support for our organization. Mahalo, Randy Wong Executive Director & HYS alumnus

2015-16 Board of Directors & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard K. Ing, President Vice Presidents Roy E. King, Jr. Malcolm Lau Tina Lau Leslie Murata Michael Onofrietti Patti Look, Secretary Jean Tsukamoto, Treasurer Alan Arizumi Nathan Hokama Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia Daniel Momohara Alan Okami Joseph Rothstein, PhD Marjorie Tanoue Chris Yuen


MUSIC STAFF Symphony Program Henry Miyamura, Music Director & Conductor, Youth Symphony I Derrick Yamane, Conductor, Youth Symphony II Elton Masaki, Assistant Conductor, Youth Symphony II Susan Ochi-Onishi, Conductor, Concert Orchestra Hannah Watanabe, Associate Conductor, Concert Orchestra Academy Program Joan Doike, Conductor, Beginning String Ensemble & String Orchestra Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor, Intermediate String Ensemble & Concert String Orchestra Charlotte Fukumoto, Coordinator, Academy Program Helen Fong, String Sectional Coach

Music in the Clubhouse Joy Waikoloa, Instructor, Music4Kids Wayne Fanning, Conductor, Clubhouse Band ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Randy Wong, Executive Director Carol Tsang, Finance Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Ruth Komatsu, Education Consultant

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Spring Concert Series Friday, April 8, 2016 • Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Youth Symphony I Henry Miyamura, Conductor

Ambroise Thomas

Mignon Overture

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto in G minor II. Adagio III. Finale Midori, Violin World Premiere Rush

Dedicated to Hawaii Youth Symphony and Henry Miyamura

Donald Womack

Joseph Fujinami, Violin; Reid Womack, Cello; Michael Chen, Clarinet; Brendan Hiyane, Bassoon INTERMISSION

Concerto for Two Violins, D Minor I. Vivace Shin Chang, Violin I and Midori, Violin II

Johann Sebastian Bach

II. Largo, ma non tanto Angela Yang, Violin I and Midori, Violin II

III. Allegro Joseph Fujinami, Violin I and Midori, Violin II

Belkis – Regina di Saba Il Sogno di Salomone

Ottorino Respighi

Danza guerresca Michael Chen, E flat Clarinet Joseph Li, Tambur

Danza orgiastica

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Our Very Special Guests Midori, Violin


idori is unquestionably one of the most legendary violinists of this generation. In addition to performing at the highest levels internationally, she has also been recognized by the United Nations and the World Economic Forum for her exceptional commitment to education and community engagement throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and the developing world. More recently, Midori has been making a sustained commitment to the violin repertoire of the future, commissioning several new concerto and recital works. Since her debut at the age of 11 with the New York Philharmonic 32 years ago, the violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. Last season she added two new recordings—one of which won a Grammy—to her extensive catalogue of CDs, and this season she will make two new recordings, one of Bach solo sonatas and partitas and one of the violin concerto DoReMi by Peter Eötvös with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the composer conducting. Other notable events this season are residencies, the first at Ravinia, where she served as both soloist with the Chicago Symphony and faculty member at the prestigious Steans Institute; the second, at the Lucerne Festival, where she was named Artiste Étoile, she played the world premiere of Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II), a new violin concerto composed for her by Johannes Maria Staud; and the third, a series of concerts at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, combining recitals of new music and standard repertoire with a special concert for seniors and another featuring four violin concertos in a single program. Recital engagements include Bach solo sonatas and partitas in London and concerts with pianist Özgür Aydin in Paris, Düsseldorf

and Tokyo, and she will perform in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra. In North America, engagements include concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony, and the NY Philharmonic at the orchestra’s residency in Vail. To this and her many other commitments she continues her position as Distinguished Professor of Violin and Jascha Heifetz Chair at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Today Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, and also as a devoted and gifted educator and an innovative community engagement activist. In 1992 she founded Midori & Friends, a non-profit organization in New York which brings music education programs to underserved New York City schoolchildren in every borough each year. Two other organizations, Music Sharing, based in Japan, and Partners in Performance, based in the U.S., also bring music closer to the lives of people who may not otherwise have involvement with the arts. Her commitment to community collaboration and outreach is further realized in her Orchestra Residencies Program. In 2007, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon. Midori was born in Osaka, Japan in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her now legendary debut—at the age of 11—at the New York Philharmonic's traditional New Year’s Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career. Today Midori lives in Los Angeles. Her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù ‘ex-Huberman’. She uses three bows—two by Dominique Peccatte, and one by Paul Siefried. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders



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GaHyun Cho, Violin & Teaching Associate


cclaimed as “A sensational violinist… who has brilliant colors, originative interpretation, and noble charisma,” violinist GaHyun Cho came to international prominence upon winning First Prize and Audience Prize in the Max Rostal International Violin Competition in 2012. Ms. Cho had previously won First Prize in the Washington International Competition (2009), second prizes in the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition (2006), the Young Concert Artist International Audition (2008), and received a special citation at the International Violin Competition Città di Brescia (2010) for “Best Performance” of Carlo Boccadoro’s “Grip.” Cho, originally from Seoul, South Korea, began playing the violin at age four, and made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra just six years later. She has since built a successful performing career throughout Asia, United States, and Europe. Ms. Cho has performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Orchestra, Korean Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Sendai

Philharmonic Orchestra, Haffner Sinfonietta, Accademia Musicale di Schio Orchestra, Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt Orchestra, and Munich Radio Orchestra. Ms. Cho has been featured on KBS, Berlin Radio, Milano Radio Classica, and LA KUSC. She has been invited to perform as a chamber musician at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the Jordan Hall Gala Concert, Carnegie Zankel Hall, LACMA, Shumei Arts Center, and Aurora Festival. She has also served as concertmaster for the Seoul National University Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as for the NEC’s Chamber Orchestra and Opera Orchestra. Cho is a graduate of Seoul National University and the New England Conservatory of Music, studying with Young-uck Kim and Donald Weilerstein, respectively. She is currently enrolled as a Doctoral student at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music as a Startling Foundation Scholarship Recipient after finishing prestigious Artist Diploma program, under the tutelage of Midori Goto.

About Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program Designed by Midori as a means of providing more opportunities for American youth orchestras, the Orchestra Residencies Program is a collaborative project that aspires to help establish the youth orchestra as a presence in the community, as well as to build upon relationships with the local professional symphony, visiting artists and administrative staff. Each season, two youth orchestras and their partner professional orchestras are selected through an application process. Honolulu, HI was chosen for 2016. HYS is delighted to partner with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and is very grateful to Midori for this unique and wonderful opportunity. Previous program cities include Fargo-Moorhead, ND; Kalamazoo, MI; Eugene, OR; and Santa Rosa, CA.

Special Orchestra Residency Program Acknowledgments State of Hawaii David Y. Ige, Governor State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director City & County of Honolulu Kirk Caldwell, Mayor Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall University of Hawaii – Manoa Laurence Paxton, Music Dept. Chair Byron Moon

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University Laboratory School Keoni Jeremiah, Principal Ira Wong Donald Young Orchestra Residencies Program Midori GaHyun Cho, Teaching Associate Cassandra Mueller, Program Director Aimee Chow, Senior Artist Manager Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Paul Kosasa, Board Chair Jonathan Parrish, Executive Director

Hawaii Arts Alliance Marilyn Cristofori, Executive Director Natalie Nakasone, Photographer Dr. Michael-Thomas Foumai Dr. I-Bei Lin Katharine Hafner Ignace Jang Dr. Nikki Routman-Ebisu Sheryl Shohet



Youth Symphony I Roster VIOLIN I Crystal Cathcart Shin Chang, Associate Concertmaster Chelsea Cline Joseph Fujinami, Concertmaster Megan Ganeku Christopher Inouye Kiana Kendall Eileen Liu Skylar Mizukami Hyeon-Jae Seo Elisabeth Sewell Katherine Sewell Ryder Tanaka Megan Uchida, Assistant Concertmaster Angeline Zhou VIOLIN II Ian Chang Darrell Huang Kurumi Kawata Taylor-Anne Kim, Assistant Principal Alex Kobayashi Kathy Kwock Kenny Kwock Evan Liu Christian Llantero Lauren Llantero Carissa Miyamoto Eunice Park Hana Ra, Principal Shelby Schwartz Caitlin Steele Burson Wang Jinny Wang Ji Eun Yang Junyi Yin VIOLA Cecily Choy Queenie Huang Brian Kim Sean Kwon, Principal Austin Lau Megan Lauw Nicole Nagatoshi Olivia Reano Ethan Tran Charles Zhang


CELLO Joshua Chang Hyunwoo Lee Chloe McCreery Keane Miyamoto Dong-Woo Seo Uriel Sung Reid Womack, Principal Justin Yee Tracie Young BASS Taiga Benito Avery Farm, Co-Principal Sonia Romero Christopher Yick, Co-Principal FLUTE Julie Chai Margaret Nakayama Tamlyn Sasaki Marissa Watanabe, Principal Hana Yoon PICCOLO Tamlyn Sasaki OBOE Izumi Amemiya, Principal Ryan Hirokawa Daniel Huang Claire Shigeta ENGLISH HORN Ryan Hirokawa CLARINET Max Arakaki Michael Chen, Co-Principal Julianne Matsumoto Chelsea Tanaka, Co-Principal BASS CLARINET Max Arakaki

BASSOON Brendan Hiyane, Co-Principal Jennifer Park, Co-Principal Jake Taniguchi Austin Young HORN Kira Goya Jarod Ishimi Cody Onishi, Principal Emerlynn Shibayama Shane Xu TRUMPET Daiya Fujiki, Co-Principal Tiffany Nakayama Micah Nishimoto Matthew Sahara Nicholas Yama, Co-Principal TROMBONE Joseph Abe, Assistant Principal Jeffrey Hayashi, Principal Julia Lee Steve Park BASS TROMBONE Steve Park BARITONE Ethan Murakami TUBA Louis Lee, Principal David Yamamoto PERCUSSION Mizuki Hamaguchi Marsha Ho Joseph Li, Co-Principal Albert Mackey, Co-Principal Shayn Toothman PIANO Hyeon-Jae Seo Kenny Kwock

About Youth Symphony I Youth Symphony I is the most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras, and is one of the finest youth symphonies in the country. This year, Youth Symphony I is composed of 96 students, grades 9–12, from 20 schools across Oahu. This season, they will rehearse more than 130 hours and perform 9 concerts on Oahu and Kauai. Joseph Fujinami, a senior at Mililani High School, is this season’s concertmaster.


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Youth Symphony I Henry Miyamura, Conductor & HYS Music Director


enry Miyamura conducts Hawaii Youth Symphony’s top orchestra, Youth Symphony I, and has been HYS’s music director and conductor for nearly three decades. Joining HYS in the early ’80s, Maestro Miyamura provided the artistic vision that has shaped HYS’s programs and led to tremendous growth of the organization. Miyamura also founded and directs HYS’s summer program, the prestigious Pacific Music Institute. Maestro Miyamura recently retired from the University of Hawaii, where he conducted the UH Symphony Orchestra. 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. Miyamura also served as assistant conductor for the Honolulu Symphony, which gave him the opportunity to conduct 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.

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Program Notes by Ruth Komatsu Mignon Overture An overture is music that is played at the beginning of an opera. Its purpose is similar to that of music played during opening credits of today’s movies. The audience is treated to a foretaste of things to come. Operatic overtures feature important arias (songs for solo voice) and some incidental music that whet the audience’s appetite. Mignon’s overture features two arias—title character Mignon’s song of homesickness for her native Italy, and the lighthearted polonaise (a dance in 3/4 time) sung by the actress Philine, describing how she loves to play the role of a fairy queen. Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (1811–1896), known as Ambroise Thomas, (toh-MAH), was a French composer, best known for his operas Mignon (1866) and Hamlet (1868). Born into a musical family, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire (and later became its Director) and received numerous awards for his compositions. He is certainly one person who actually lived up to his parents’ expectations! Listen for: • Mignon’s melancholy longing for her homeland, played by the French horn • Philine’s aria as a joyous polonaise, played by the woodwinds, followed by the strings and the rest of the orchestra Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor II. Adagio (slow) III. Finale: Allegro energico (brisk, with energy) German composer Max Bruch (1838–1920) wrote his first piece at age 9 for his mother’s birthday. He had already started formal training in music. His singer mother and lawyer father encouraged his musical endeavors. Bruch ended up writing over 200 works—three symphonies, four operas, choral works, lieder (German songs), chamber music, and many works for solo instrument and orchestra (concertante). Bruch composed three violin concertos, and the most popular, by far, is No. in G minor. It was premiered in April 1866, exactly 150 years ago! Listen for: • long melodic phrases by the soloist, with orchestra accompaniment • the energetic first theme of the finale, with double stops (playing two strings simultaneously) • interplay between the soloist and orchestra • the accelerando (speeding up), leading up to a brilliant finish



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Composer’s Note Rush Rush is 10-minute joyride, my humble attempt to musically capture the ebullient energy of youth. It is fast, rhythmic, electric, hectic, breathless, colorful and flashy. And, above all, humorous and playful. The title connotes multiple meanings of the word; not just the fast rhythmic dash that is the music, but also the feeling of excitement, of the wind in one’s hair. As in to get a rush out of Rush. While there are occasional melodies, there is no real theme in the melodic sense. Instead, the central theme of the piece is rhythmic, the seemingly endless and continual sense of speeding up, a constant rushing to get somewhere, only to—upon arrival—begin another rush. Or to come to a sudden, unexpected stop altogether, and then start again. The piece is punctuated by four virtuosic solo passages. A quirky bassoon idea and a wailing clarinet line are followed by a cello solo that begins urgently before grinding the entire piece to a halt and spinning a rare, if brief, moment of lyrical beauty. Finally, a frantically fiddling violin solo leads into the climax and final joyous surge to the finish. In between, the instruments of the orchestra trade crisp rhythmic gestures and brightly colored flourishes, floods of notes charging past in a flurry. Rush was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Hawaii Youth Symphony and its director, Henry Miyamura.

—Donald Reid Womack

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor I. Vivace (lively) II. Largo, ma non tanto (not too slowly) III. Allegro (brisk) German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. He composed over 1,000 works! However, during his lifetime, he was mainly known as an organist and composer of organ works. It was not until decades after his death, that most of Bach's other works became known. In 1829, Felix Mendelssohn led a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion that spurred a worldwide interest in Bach’s work. Concerto for Two Violins was composed between 1717 and 1723, when Bach served as Kapellmeister (director or music) for Prince Leopold in Anhalt-Köthen, Germany. Also under employment of the Prince at the time were 18 talented musicians for whom

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Bach seemed to enjoy composing. His two violin concertos and the famed Brandenburg Concertos were also written during this time. Listen for: • the dialog between the two soloists and the orchestra in a fast tempo • fragments of the main theme, played by all • the major chord at the end of the 1st movement (called a Picardy third), despite the rest of the movement being in a minor key • the interwoven melodies by the two soloists, with the orchestra serving as accompaniment in the slow 2nd movement • the fast tempo and driving rhythm in the stormy 3rd movement Belkis, Regina di Saba (Belkis, Queen of Sheba) Il Sogno di Salomone (Dream of Solomon) Danza guerresca (War Dance) Danza orgiastic (Orgiastic Dance) Ottorino Respighi, (1879–1936) born in Bologna, Italy, was introduced to music through piano and violin lessons from his father. He became principal violinist of a Russian orchestra, but became more famous as a composer for his richly descriptive symphonic poems (one movement compositions that tell stories). Respighi composed music for the ballet Belkis, Queen of Sheba. The story is based on the biblical legend of Solomon and Sheba. Respighi used oriental rhythms, native instruments and melodic characteristics of ancient Hebrew songs to help tell the story. Listen for: • Middle Eastern-sounding motifs • bell tone sounds of the celeste (keyboard instrument) • the constant steady beat to depict a procession • a call to battle in the distance by the trumpets, ending the 1st movement • wide array of percussion instruments in the 2nd movement’s war setting • the E-flat sopranino clarinet solo (smaller, higher-pitched clarinet) • wild dancing of the 4th movement • a contrasting slow section played by solo oboe (in the original version, a tenor vocalist sings the melody on the syllable “Ah!”) • the trumpet call motif, also heard at the end of the 1st movement


April 8 | Youth Symphony I

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Spring Concert Series Sunday, April 17, 2016 • Roosevelt High School Auditorium

Concert Orchestra

Susan Ochi-Onishi, Conductor Hannah Watanabe, Associate Conductor Giacomo Puccini arr. Charles D. Yates

Electric Shock March

George Gershwin Traditional, Stephen Foster arr. Mike Lewis

The American River

Greg Jasperse arr. Jeremy Lawi

Voice Dance I Three Dances from the Fantastic Toyshop I. Tarantella II. Cossack Dance III. Can-Can

Gioachino Rossini orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi edited by Douglas Stroud

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein arr. Robert Russell Bennett

The Sound of Music


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Pique Dame Overture

Franz von Suppe

Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Angela Yang, violin

Pablo de Sarasate

Symphony No. 1 in G minor

Vasily Kalinnikov

Selections from My Neighbor Totoro Highlights from Jersey Boys

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Joe Hisaishi arr. Yui Goto/string parts by Elton Masaki arr. Michael Brown/string parts by Elton Masaki



Concert Orchestra Roster VIOLIN I Kayleen Asuncion Maya Chang Demian Choi Micaela Diaz-Paez Valentina Diaz-Paez Remi Furuto Mika Ishii Lilian Lu Erin Nishi, Concertmaster Joshua Park Kailee Shiraishi Lauryn Takanishi Jordan Wong Stephanie Yoshida VIOLIN II Katelyn Chong Elise Danko Joshua Kim Marissa Kwon Seth Lampitelli Alexander Lau Christine Lau Jany Lim Cora Loo Luke Matsumoto, Principal Kristyn Miyamoto Zoe Oda Celine Oh Tyler Oribio Rylee Toma Sage Wong-Davies Kyla Yamashita Brandon Yee Kimberly Zheng VIOLA Joshua Choy Yukiko Hughes, Principal Lisa Kam Ethan Kamei Camrie Kubota Kainoa Maruoka Fiona Sievert

CELLO Joseph Chin Ryan Fielding William Hee, Principal Mira Irwin Jonah Johnson Shawn Jun Ella Kang Julian Kwon Kaileen Lardizabal Austin O’Rourke Elijah Shimabukuro Christian Yamada BASS Maysa Segovia Maya Watanabe, Principal Peter Wiggett FLUTE Janina Abdelahad Jolie Costa Sunny Nam, Principal Sejin Park Leah Shinno Michelle Woo PICCOLO Michelle Woo OBOE Kayla Kanemori Ashley Maeshiro Mie Oishi, Principal Koko Tamai CLARINET Tesia Kim Garrett Lau, Principal Jessica Li Se Jin Park Tyler Takemoto Tani Takushi BASS CLARINET Garrett Lau

BASSOON Melissa Munemitsu Marissa Okamoto Kamakoa Tomich, Principal Cara Yoshimi HORN Daryl Bolosan Kai Le Chang, Principal Leigh Farah Raine Higa Grace Kim Kevin Yim TRUMPET Nicolas Atkins Riki Haraguchi Taichi Hirata, Principal Jayci Lew Kira Ozaki Joshua Romero TROMBONE Toby Arakaki Rena Caramonte Andrew Gresham Hailey Sakuda, Principal David Young BARITONE Micah Miyashiro TUBA Jack Kobayashi PERCUSSION Jesse Cumpston Brendan Jacobi Kai Johnson Joshua Lee Sho Matsumoto Toshio Mendenhall, Principal DRUM SET Kai Johnson

About Concert Orchestra Concert Orchestra is the third most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras. This year, Concert Orchestra is composed of 100 students, grades 6-12, from 31 schools across Oahu and Maui. This season, they will rehearse more than 110 hours and perform 5 concerts. Erin Nishi, a seventh grader at Punahou School, is this season’s concertmaster.



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Concert Orchestra Susan Ochi–Onishi, Conductor


usan Ochi-Onishi has been with Kaimuki Middle School since 1993, directing the Beginning and Advanced Concert Bands. Mrs. Ochi-Onishi graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1984 and a PDMUS Secondary Music Education degree in 1987. She received a Master of Music degree in 1985 from Northwestern University, where she studied the oboe with Ray Still (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and the English horn with Grover Schiltz (CSO). Mrs. Ochi-Onishi is a member of the Oahu Band Directors Association and the American School Band Directors Association. Mrs. Ochi-Onishi is proud to be an alumnus of the Hawaii Youth Symphony program, where she served as principal oboist for both the Junior Orchestra (1976–1977, under the direction of Norma Parado), and the Hawaii Youth Symphony (1977–1980, under the direction of Peter Mesrobian and Grant Okamura).

Hannah Watanabe, Associate Conductor


annah Watanabe is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music education. She is also a former member of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, in which she performed while a student at Kalani High School. She is currently teaching orchestra at Moanalua Middle School, and also taught at Hawaii Baptist Academy, Moanalua High School and Kalani High School. Mrs. Watanabe is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and the Hawaii Music Educators Association.

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Program Notes by Ruth Komatsu Electric Shock March Arranger Charles D. Yates (1936–2013) found a piano version of the Electric Shock March by chance, in a music library in Italy. At the time of its rediscovery, the march had not been performed for 100 years! Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), more famous for his operas (Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot and La Bohème) wrote the march for a ceremony honoring the inventor of the electric battery, Alessandro Volta. Yates arranged it for band and orchestra, so it could finally be heard again. Listen for: • contrasting dynamics • pageantry of a celebration The American River Two rivers—the Suwannee in Georgia, and the Shenandoah, which runs through West Virginia and Virginia—are honored in this Mike Lewis arrangement. George Gershwin’s “Swanee,” Stephen Foster’s “Old Folks at Home,” and the traditional folksong “Shenandoah” make up The American River medley. Listen for: • pizzicato (plucked) strings • jazzy rhythms



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Three Dances from The Fantastic Toyshop I. Tarantella II. Cossack Dance III. Can-Can They twirl, they leap, and they kick! A famous toymaker has created dolls in his magic toyshop. In hopes of being bought, the dolls dance for the various customers who browse through the store. But alas, a pair of can-can dolls are purchased by two different customers and thus will be separated. Their story is told in the one-act ballet The Fantastic Toyshop. The ballet was the product of a collaboration among Frenchmen choreographer Léonide Massine (1986–1979), librettist/artist Andre Derain (1880–1954), and Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936). Respighi wrote the music, based on piano pieces by Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868). The end result was a ballet that was premiered in 1919 in London, which has since been performed world-wide. Listen for: • whirling feeling of the Tarantella • tambourines and castanets • minor key of the Ukrainian Cossack Dance • high-kicking, skirt-swishing music of the Can-Can Selections from The Sound of Music Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel brought Maria and Captain von Trapp to life in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. The show ran for four years and 1,443 performances. In 1965, it was adapted for film, with several songs deleted and added. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) collaborated to create 13 musicals, with the most popular ones being made into movies in the 1940s through 1960s. They are Oklahoma!, Carousel, State Fair, South Pacific, The King and I, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music. Included in this Robert Russell Bennett (1894–1981) arrangement are the songs “The Sound of Music” (main title), “How Can Love Survive,” “The Lonely Goatherd,” “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “An Ordinary Couple,” “No Way to Stop It,” “Maria,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” A couple of them were not included in the film version and may sound unfamiliar to the audience.

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Youth Symphony II Roster VIOLIN I Nadine Alcantara Courtney Chun Sasha Himeno-Price Stella Hung Allyson Kwong Kauai Paule Moriah Tom Rebecca Verghese Angela Yang, Concertmaster VIOLIN II Lok Yan Chao Marianne Garcia Leilani Ikeda Nicole Jao Brooke Kumasaka Che Won Lee, Principal Yudai Leonzon Josiah Matsuda Maria Matsuki Tomoe Mizutani Camryn Nishita Sunwoo Oh Samuel O’Rourke Ryan Park Alyssa Reyes Shinya Saito Kylee Takanishi Kayla Takemoto Alec Tam Andrew Winnicki Charles Yung VIOLA Gabriel Agno Kaycee Beardeaux Ana Danko Brandon Hong Michael Murakami Mahina Smith Frank Sun Nashya Yoshimoto, Principal

CELLO Abigail Austria Katie Cho Sofia Himeno-Price, Principal Jaden Kim Christopher Kwock Rachel Matsumoto Dylan Merkel Eugene Son Alexa Wong Gradon Wong BASS Isabella-Marie Geppert Sage (Yiming) Guo, Principal Elliott Hee FLUTE Lisa Benjamin, Principal Mikayla Gaspar Lauryn Shinno Sherry Tanaka Aileen Zhang OBOE Kelly Chong Kacie Kajihara, Principal Chance Yagi Sharon Young CLARINET Jonah Blas Kassi Hatakenaka Nakoa Kanahele, Principal Maxwell Miyasato Jolene Siu BASSOON Everett Amemiya, Principal Mikel Ishihara Chanelle Junio Mark Ushiroda

HORN Kamuela Akeo Raquel Hernandez, Principal Jasmine Kim Crystal Lee Shannon Pan Brandon Quach TRUMPET Ace-Kamakani Inouye Brandon Kim David Kimura, Principal Michael Quach Jarin Sakamoto TROMBONE Cody Lee Cobi Toor Rachael Yamamoto, Principal BARITONE Cuyler Murata Tristen Tagad TUBA Jayden Fonseca Lucas Toor, Principal PERCUSSION Kevin Chong Daniel Kam Meghan Murakami, Principal Brandy Shinoda ALTO SAXOPHONE Moriah Tom DRUM SET Daniel Kam

About Youth Symphony II Youth Symphony II is the second most advanced of HYS’s seven orchestras. This year, Youth Symphony II is composed of 92 students, grades 8-12, from 28 schools across Oahu. This season, they will rehearse more than 120 hours and perform 7 concerts. Angela Yang, a junior at Iolani School, is this season’s concertmaster.



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Youth Symphony II Derrick Yamane, Conductor


errick Yamane received both his Master of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A retired music teacher, he has taught music at various public and private schools on Oahu since 1971. Eleven of those years were also spent as HYS’s Concert Orchestra Conductor. He credits Mr. Hajime Kuwada, his mentor, and Mr. James Uyeda, his inspiration, for encouraging him to pursue music as a profession. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Colorado All-State Honor Band (Gunnison), Oahu Band Director’s 8th Grade Select Band, and Maui District Massed and Select Band. Mr. Yamane is a lifetime member of the Oahu Band Director’s Association, Music Educators National Conference and the Hawaii Music Educators Association.

Elton Masaki, Assistant Conductor


lton Masaki holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Master of Music in Education degree from Boston University. He is currently working on a PhD in Education with an emphasis in technology from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Masaki is the orchestra director at Mid-Pacific Institute where he has been conducting since 2005. He has also taught orchestra at Kamehameha Schools, Iolani School and the Hawaii Youth Symphony Academy String Program. Mr. Masaki also serves as an orchestra clinician for a number of different camps and workshops and manages his own string quartet. Professional affiliations include American String Teacher Association and Association for Education and Communication Technology.

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Program Notes by Ruth Komatsu Pique Dame Overture Franz von Suppé (1819–1895) was an Austrian composer born in Croatia, best known for his four dozen operettas (light opera). While his authoritarian father did not have music planned for his son’s future, the young Suppé mastered the flute by age 11. Suppé was later sent to the University of Padua to study philosophy, but his musical drive simply would not be quieted. He somehow found time every day to compose, even if it was only a few measures, while meticulously studying in the fields chosen for him by his father. After his father’s death, the coast was clear, and Suppé moved to Vienna to pursue his passion for composing. The purpose of an overture is to get the attention of the audience and set the scene before the start of an opera. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) is an operetta that was premiered in 1862. It tells a tale of young lovers, a fortune-teller, and their complicated adventures. While the operetta is rarely performed today, its overture remains a popular concert piece. In fact, during the silent film era, Pique Dame Overture was one of the most performed pieces when live orchestras opened special film events. Listen for: • a quiet opening, with a couple of surprises • the opening theme eventually becoming accompaniment for a melody • a stormy transition, leading to a loud, fast section • a quiet, light contrasting section • a quick, bright coda (ending section) and a happy conclusion Zigeunerweisen “Gypsy Airs” Spanish virtuoso violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908) composed Zigeunerweisen in 1878. Sarasate was the son of a military bandmaster and was a child prodigy. He started violin lessons at the age of five and appeared in his first public concert at 8. He debuted in Paris and London while still in his teens. During his career, he toured the world, performing many opera fantasies of his own, most notably the Carmen Fantasy. Zigeunerweisen remains a favorite violin virtuoso piece since Sarasate himself recorded it in 1904. It was first published in Leipzig, which accounts for its German title. Listen for: • heart-tugging melodies, typical of Gypsy style music of the 19th Century • the virtuosic second half and its technical wizardry • left hand pizzicato (picking), mixed with arco (bowing) • double stops (playing two strings simultaneously)



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Symphony No. 1 I. Allegro moderato Russian composer Vasily Kalinnikov (1866–1901) died a couple of days shy of his 35th birthday. Had he not died so young, the world could have had more of his wonderful music to enjoy, and he would have been more well-known outside his native Russia. Young Kalinnikov had been preparing for a life of church ministry when his musical aptitude was discovered. At age 14, he was already directing the seminary’s choir. He set off to study music at age 18, but due to family poverty, he could not afford to study with first-rate teachers in Moscow. He won a scholarship, which allowed him to at least take bassoon and composition lessons. But when funds ran out, he left school and supported himself as an instrumentalist in theater orchestras. Still, Kalinnikov’s talent was recognized by a few important people in music, and at the recommendation of composer Peter Tchaikovsky, he was appointed as conductor at two theaters in Moscow. Sadly, Kalinnikov was soon diagnosed with tuberculosis and left those positions. He relocated to Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula, an area of warmer climate. There, he wrote two symphonies and a number of other works for orchestra, piano and voice. Some believe Kalinnikov would have been considered another “great” Russian composer had he lived longer. Listen for: • statement of the main theme right off the bat • the sweeping second theme by the strings • fugue-like treatment of the main theme (short phrases are layered and interwoven) • return of main theme Selections from My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film. In the film, Satsuki and Mei move into an old country house with their father, to be closer to their hospitalized mother. The young girls discover that magical Totoro creatures live in the forest nearby. They have many adventures together that teach the girls lessons in life. Composer Mamoru Fujisawa (b. 1950) is professionally known as Joe Hisaishi. He composed and served as musical director for more than 100 Japanese film scores and albums. He is a seven-time winner of the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music. Listen for: • a march section with Scottish-sounding phrases • music to stroll by • passages highlighting the percussion section • swing or jazz styles Highlights from Jersey Boys Ladies and gentleman…Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons! They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They have twenty-nine Top 40 hits under their belt. The Broadway hit jukebox musical (a show that uses previously released pop songs) Jersey Boys takes a nostalgic look at some of the most popular songs of the 1960s. This fast-paced medley of Four Seasons’ songs includes: Big Girls Don't Cry, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, December 1963 (Oh, What a Night), Rag Doll and Walk Like a Man.

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Spring Concert Series Saturday, April 23, 2016 • Kaimuki High School Auditorium

Music4Kids – General Music Joy Waikoloa, Instructor

Program to be announced from stage

Clubhouse Band Wayne Fanning, Conductor

James Swearingen

Bunker Hill Overture

Robert W. Smith


Quincy C. Hilliard

Riverstone Ridge

John O’Reilly

Fanfare for Freedom

Beginning String Ensemble Joan Doike, Conductor

Selections from Essential Elements 2000 for Strings Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela Tellejohn Hayes arr. John Higgins American Folk Song

Buckeye Salute Michael Row the Boat Ashore

American Folk Song French Folk Song

Frère Jacques Bile ‘em Cabbage Down

American Fiddle Tune

Lightly Row



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Intermediate String Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor

Soon Hee Newbold

Gaelic Castle

Richard Meyer


Deborah Baker Monday

Deep Sea Fandango

String Orchestra Ensemble Joan Doike, Conductor

Modest Moussorgsky arr. Merle J. Isaac

Hopak from “The Fair at Sorochinsk”

Georg Philipp Telemann arr. Robert B. Brown

Telemann Sinfonia Paraphrase from Trio in A Minor

Percy E. Fletcher

Fiddle Dance

Concert String Orchestra Chad Uyehara, Conductor

A Pirate’s Legend

Soon Hee Newbold

Mock Morris

Percy Grainger arr. Sandra Dackow

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Hans Zimmer arr. Ted Ricketts

Shut Up and Dance

Walk the Moon arr. Larry Moore

About the HYS Academy The HYS Academy is composed of four string ensembles with entry points for students of beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The Academy provides children ages 8 and up the opportunity to learn an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass), develop fundamental skills necessary for musical success, and perform in concert settings. Students perform twice per season and also participate in special workshops taught by professional musicians and other music educators. This season’s Academy students represent 59 public, independent, and home schools. During the summer, the Academy offers Summer Strings, daily instruction over a fiveweek session for beginning and intermediate players. All Academy classes are held at the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii’s Spalding Clubhouse.

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HYS Academy Joan Doike, Conductor


oan Doike directed orchestras in the HYS program for fourteen years prior to moving to Indiana. While in Indiana, she taught at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pre-College String Academy. Ms. Doike currently teaches the HYS Beginning Strings and String Orchestra Ensemble classes, and gives private violin lessons. As a student, Ms. Doike was a violinist in HYS while at Kaimuki Intermediate and Kalani High schools and she continued on to receive her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Hawaii. Her two daughters, niece, and nephew are also HYS alumni and are currently pursuing master’s degrees in music.

Helen Fong, String Program Coach


elen Fong is serving as the string program coach this season. Mrs. Fong has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She taught strings and chorus in the Scranton public schools from 1974–1992. She was a violist with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and various chamber and community orchestras. Locally, Mrs. Fong has taught at McKinley High School, Le Jardin Academy, Aiea Intermediate School and Wheeler Middle School. She currently teaches music at Dole Middle School.

Charlotte Fukumoto, Coordinator


harlotte Fukumoto has been HYS’s String Program Coordinator since 1995. She retired from the Department of Education after 27 years of service. Thirteen of those years were spent working with the string orchestra program at Moanalua Intermediate. She has been a string repair technician at Music Center of Hawaii and a string clinician at Kamehameha Middle School. Ms. Fukumoto chaired the Senior Honor All-State Orchestra while teaching for the Kamehameha Schools Intermediate orchestra from 1995–1996. She has also taught English as a second language at McKinley Community School for Adults.



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HYS Academy Rosters Beginning String Ensemble VIOLIN Shalita Areeyaphan Kody Aurio-Peltier Jessica Doiguchi Lauren Geronimo Saydie Hannemann-Frondozo Kai Isono Minyia Jackson Ryan Kim Ahreum Lee Dwen Raganit Winter Reanne Ramilla Renee Zhao VIOLA Trevor Hyun Hikaru Sugiyama CELLO Rina Kim Kaleb Tano Naninaalapai Tomich Logan Wee BASS Micah Branner Josiah Chun Maguire Lorenzo

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Intermediate String Ensemble VIOLIN Xelhuan Anderson-Martinez Kai Asakura Noah Asano Narissa Chen Mary Dwyer Sydney Edwards Flora Elham Bethany Higa Jacob Hsieh Jonathan Hsieh Kai Im Sabrina Kopf Mira Kubo Isaac Matsumoto Kynan McCartney Kaitlyn McLeod Hannah Moses Bao Nguyen VIOLA Shalem Asano Rylie Ann Hashizume Annika Merkel Taylor Ohta CELLO Selah Asano Seungjae Chung Zion Doucettperry Corey Lehnertz Grace Nakagawa BASS Martha Dwyer Nathaniel Ryan-Kern

String Orchestra Ensemble VIOLIN I Preston Chi Lauren Kim Mia Kim Jennifer Kimura Mackenzie Kop Keanna Lau Koshiro Leonzon Sari Nakajima Katherine Otaka Kaitlyn Sim Andy Siu Kyle Siu VIOLIN II Mana Chun Kristina Domingo Rafael Elham Ayane Fujimoto Yuzuki Fujimoto Yuxin He Angus Huang Erica Kim Phoebe Le Lily Nell Raven Quiddaoen Justin Wong Shota Yamada Felicia Yang VIOLA Emma Chun Katelyn Chong Taiga Ikeda Tiffany Tanaka CELLO Lauren Kim Jonas Matsuzaki Ezekiel Nuesca Kira Prescott



HYS Academy Rosters Concert String Orchestra VIOLIN Mia Caliri Téa Caliri Emma Chun Hosanna Chun Ashlyne Collado Ylang Guo Yxing Guo Shuxuan He Leila Hijii Mayuko Ikeda Taiga Ikeda Cynthia Kawaiaea Cyrus Kelawala Wesley Ku Meenakshi Kutty Erika Kwee Alexandra Lecher Clara Li Jacob Matsuda Julia Matsuzaki Pieter Nauwelaerts Nicole Sison Eunice Son

Violin (continued) Lyllica Takahashi Duke Tatom Kate Wong Logan Wurthner Tobey Yuen VIOLA Katelyn Chong Justin Pascua Tiffany Tanaka CELLO Hannah Asano Jared Hsieh Matthew Li Zoe Oda Jeremy Pang Joshua Vierra BASS Matin Boulos Brenden Tano DRUM SET Ailin Beverford

Chad Uyehara, Conductor


n alumnus of HYS, Chad Uyehara conducts the Intermediate String Ensemble and the Concert String Orchestra. Mr. Uyehara received his Master’s of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance, Bachelor’s of Arts in French, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Hawaii. He is also a graduate of Punahou School. Mr. Uyehara has performed on violin and viola with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Desert Springs Chamber Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony. He has taught orchestra with the Clark County School District in Nevada, the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic, and the Hawaii Department of Education at Kalani High School, Kaimuki Middle School, and Moanalua Elementary. Currently, he teaches orchestra at Saint Andrew’s Priory and Hanahauoli School, and maintains a private violin/viola studio of forty students. Professional affiliations include American String Teachers Association, National Association for Music Education, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Music Teachers National Association, and the American Viola Society. Mr. Uyehara served as interim conductor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa Symphony Orchestra during the 2014–2015 school year. 24


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Music in the Clubhouse Rosters Clubhouse Band FLUTE Riko Enomoto Adrian Kresnak Joshua Kresnak Hollie-Marie Meyer CLARINET Erica Hui Kyle Matsunaka Taylor Rojas Cherise Yan Nicholas Yos Ze Yao Zhou


ALTO SAXOPHONE Trevor Hyun Iori Shiota TRUMPET Eric Naleieha Andrew Yos Robert Yos TROMBONE Kai Iwai-King

Shanti Castillo Chloe Cunningham Mina Darr Heidi Hui Sophia Hurd Carter Kuong Leira Lapurga Logan Lee Saori Ogino Yamato Shiota Blaze Silva Taylor Untalan Terence Yan

About Music in the Clubhouse Music in the Clubhouse is a joint initiative of Hawaii Youth Symphony and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. Now in its seventh year, Music in the Clubhouse features low-cost programming designed to fill gaps left by cuts to arts programs in public education. Classes take place on weekdays (afterschool) at Spalding Clubhouse in McCully/Mo‘ili‘ili. The classes are open to any interested students. Children ages 7–9 may participate in the general music class, Music4Kids, while children ages 10–13 may participate in Clubhouse Band. All music, instruments, and supplies are included. A defining feature of the program is that no prior experience is required, and no tryouts or auditions are necessary! Nearly 98% of the operating costs are subsidized by HYS, with thanks to grants from multiple foundations and donors. Signups for the Music in the Clubhouse program begin in August of each year. More information can be found at our website,

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Music in the Clubhouse Wayne Fanning, Conductor


ayne Fanning is a graduate of Hilo High School. He received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he went on to earn a Master of Arts in Music Education. He has performed with the Honolulu Symphony, Royal Hawaiian Band, Kamuela Philharmonic, Kona Chamber Orchestra, Maui Symphony, and the Hawaii County Band. He has served as a clinician and guest conductor for various middle and high school bands in Hawaii. He has conducted several middle school honor bands as well as the Maui District High School Massed Band. He has been teaching band and orchestra at Niu Valley Middle School since 1998, where the musical ensembles have performed for the Board of Education, the State Legislature, the Inauguration of Governor Abercrombie, and local and national conferences of the Hawaii Music Educators Association and American School Band Directors Association.

Joy Waikoloa, Instructor


oy Waikoloa was born and raised in Honolulu. As a vocalist, she is known for versatility in her song selections, but her deepest passions lie with blues, R&B and jazz. Ms. Waikoloa graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Music. Prior to owning Hawai‘i Audiology Consultants in 2009 and entering the hearing conservation profession, she taught music for fifteen years with the DOE and now continues to reach children through the Music4Kids program with the Hawaii Youth Symphony.



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Mahalo to Our Donors The Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts that were made for the 2015-2016 season. CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 & up) Cades Foundation McInerny Foundation The Thomas J. Long Foundation The Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999) ABC Stores City and County of Honolulu The George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Nadao & Mieko Yoshinaga Foundation The Al Sherman Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999) Anonymous First Hawaiian Bank Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. Hawaii Independent Energy, LLC John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ing Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation Mrs. Edith Leong State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Mr. Lance Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tsukamoto The Gloria Kosasa Gainsley Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation The Annie Sinclair Knudsen Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation The Okumura Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999) Mr. & Mrs. Russell Arakaki Bank of Hawaii Friends of Malama Maunalua Hawaiian Host, Inc.

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Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Mrs. Gladys Hirano Mr. Martin Hsia Island Insurance Companies Ms. Carol S. Koga Mr. & Mrs. Michael Onofrietti Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey S. Sewell Strategic Communication Solutions United Laundry Services, Inc. Mr. Warren Price III & Ms. Sharon Himeno PATRON ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Mr. Alan Arizumi Dr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Carungi Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Conley Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Mr. Bob Hayashi Hazel H. Takumi Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kendall N. H. Hee Mrs. Julia S. Ing Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Ito Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lau Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Ms. Patti Look LPL Financial Matching Gift Program Marcus & Associates, Inc. Mr. Henry Miyamura Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Momohara Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Mr. Alton Farm & Ms. Reiko Tanaka Mr. Randall G. Wong & Dr. Helen Liu Mr. & Mrs. Craig Nakagawa Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Servco Foundation Mrs. Barbara Shibayama Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Shinsato Mr. & Mrs. Alves Shiu

Mr. Brad T. Suan Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Alan Taniguchi Ms. Jennifer Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Toyama Mr. & Mrs. Lance Uchida Mr. & Mrs. Brian Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Y. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama Mr. & Mrs. Chris Yuen SPONSOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Ms. Bonny Amemiya Mr. & Mrs. Donald Amemiya City Mill Company, Ltd. / C. K. Ai Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jerry C. Coiner Dr. & Mrs. Ian M. Cooke Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Gushiken Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hirokawa Mrs. Ann M. Ho Mr. & Mrs. Andy Huang J. Crew Associate Match Program Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Masaki School of Music Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Matsumoto Ms. Jennifer Miyamoto Mr. Ed Elms & Ms. Elizabeth Wong Mr. Geneson Coloma & Ms. Theresa Kiehm Mr. Justin Davies & Mrs. Laurel Wong Mr. & Mrs. Barron Nagatoshi Mr. Joseph Rothstein Mr. Charles B. Salmon Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. C. Seu Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Shimabuku Mr. & Mrs. Brian Stapleton


Donors (Continued) Mr. Michael Stringert Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Mrs. Marjorie Tanoue Wong’s Drapery Shoppe Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Yick Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young PARTNER ($250–$499) Mr. Julio S. Benito Dr. Yi-Chuan Ching Mr. Kenin Coloma Mr. Brandon Correa Crum & Forster Mrs. Shuli Deng Dr. Alex Suenaga & Ms. Kay Mattos Dr. Lester Yim & Dr. Letitia Yim Mr. & Mrs. Gil Farias Mrs. Helen K. Higa Mrs. Molly Inouye Mr. & Mrs. George Irion Dr. & Mrs. Sid Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Ken Kajihara Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Martin N. Kim Ms. Margaret M. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Love Ms. Chelsea Maeda Mr. Joel Bradshaw & Ms. Jean Kirschenmann Mr. Sandi Kwee & Ms. Leilani Kaanehe Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murakami Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nakamaejo Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Mrs. Doris Ogawa Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Rourke Pikake Foundation Mr. Steven Premo Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Vern Sasaki Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Ms. Brenda Tang Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Mr. & Mrs. Barry Toshi Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Yagi Dr. & Mrs. Jack Zhou


CONTRIBUTOR ($100–$249) Anonymous Mr. Richard Akamichi Ms. Arline Akina Mr. & Mrs. Masanobu Arakaki Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y. H. Au Mrs. L. Christine Ban Ms. Mary Bertolino Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Bolosan Mrs. Esther Cartoon Mr. Stephen Cassarino Mrs. Mary Lou Chai Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Q. C. Chang Mr. & Mrs. Sung Wook Chang Ms. Linda Mae Chang Mr. Glenn Chinen Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ching Mr. & Mrs. Robert Choy Ms. Carole Chung-Yokoyama Mr. & Mrs. R. Dougal Crowe Mr. & Mrs. William Cumpston Dr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Dr. Jennifer Townsend & Mr. Reid Townsend Dr. Kelley Woodruff & Mr. Benjamin Marx Dr. Namthip Sitachitta & Mr. Wesley Yoshida Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Dr. Richard Yoon & Mrs. Sujeon Kim Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mrs. Mook-Lan M. Fan Mr. & Mrs. Bob Fissell Mr. & Mrs. Shinichi Fujimoto Ms. Charlotte Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Mr. & Mrs. Ron Geronimo

Dr. and Mrs. Orin Gima Mr. Lorin Gima Mr. & Mrs. Van M. Goto Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Goya Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hanaumi Mr. & Mrs. Troy Hatakenaka Ms. Stephanie Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Harvey H. Hayashida Mr. & Mrs. Don Hazzard Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hee Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Higa Ms. Susan Higuchi Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Higuchi Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Hiyane Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoshino Dr. Ted Hsia Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hu Mr. & Mrs. Namkyu Hyun Ms. Shirley Ann Ishiki Mr. & Mrs. Jon Ishimi Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ishimi Ms. Megan Ito Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Jessop Ms. Clarice Kam Mr. & Mrs. Chester Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Osamu Kawata Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura Judge and Mrs. Samuel P. King Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Mr. Ernest Kobayashi Mr. Roy M. Kodani Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Mr. Richard L. Kurth Mr. & Mrs. Philip Kwon Mr. & Mrs. Jude Lampitelli Col. & Mrs. Daniel Lau Mrs. Joanna Lee Mrs. Mei-Fa T. Liu Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand F. Llantero Ms. Naomi Lorenzo

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Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Lum Mr. & Mrs. Meredith Maeda Mr. & Mrs. Chester J. Malins Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Richard MartinDoike Mr. & Mrs. Roy Masaki Mr. Edward Masunaga Ms. Cari Matsuura Maui Specialty Chocolates Ms. Barbara McClintock Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. McCreery Mr. & Mrs. Gary McFarlane Mrs. Jean McIntosh Dr. & Mrs. Neil McKay Ms. Sharon S. McPhee Ms. Amy H. Mitsuda Ms. Sharon Miyagawa Mr. & Mrs. Dan T. Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Mori Kenneth H. Morris Dr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Dr. Jennifer Townsend & Mr. Reid Townsend Dr. Kelley Woodruff & Mr. Benjamin Marx Dr. Namthip Sitachitta & Mr. Wesley Yoshida Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Dr. Richard Yoon & Mrs. Sujeon Kim Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Keith Muraoka Ms. Janet H. Murphy Dr. & Mrs. George I. Nagao Ms. Shari Nakakura

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Mr. Roy K. Nakama Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nakamura Mr. Takashi Nakayama Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Oishi Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Okazaki Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Okino Mr. & Mrs. George Okuhara Mr. & Mrs. Rusti Onishi Dr. & Mrs. Tilden Osako Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Mrs. Ruth Oshiro Ms. Kiyomi Oyama Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. K. Pang Ms. Bonnie L. Pestana Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Mr. Chris Pitsaroff Prof. David Ross & Ms. Ann Castelfranco Pronk Technologies Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Randall Mr. & Mrs. Fred Romero Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sakamoto Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. William E. Seehafer Mrs. Patricia Sekiya Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shimabukuro Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Shimokawa Shinnyo-En Hawaii Ms. Sheryl Shohet Ms. Nancy K. Sonoda Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Ms. Wendy Tachikawa Take 2 Production, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Takemoto Ms. Jill Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Brent Takushi Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tamai Mr. & Mrs. Hisao Taniguchi Dr. Lynn Tanoue Mr. & Mrs. Wesley M. Tanoue

Ms. Miho Teipel Mrs. Ethel M. Teruya The Hon. Lea Crandall & Mr. David Schulmeister Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tom Mr. & Mrs. Andy Toothman Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Mr. & Mrs. Vernon K. W. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Wong Mr. & Mrs. Gin D. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Jim J. L. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Ms. Mildred A. Yee Mr. Robert K. S. Y. Young FRIEND (Up to $99) Mr. Steven D. Agasa Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amore Mr. Edward Bartolini Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Blas Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Campbell Mr. Matthew Carr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chenet Ms. Martha Child Mrs. Ellen Corrie Mr. & Mrs. Leslie G. Crandall Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Domingo Dr. George Chu & Ms. Diane Wong Dr. Kyungjin Chung & Dr. Ja Yeon Moon Dr. Tom Leland & Dr. Jean Adair-Leland Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Farah Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Mr. & Mrs. John Geppert Give With Liberty Mr. & Mrs. Aaron I. K. Ha‘o Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Mr. & Mrs. Sean O. Harding Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hashisaka Mrs. DeAnna Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Heape Mr. & Mrs. James K. Hijii Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ho Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hu Ms. Fujiko D. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Hung Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Ige Mrs. Jane Ige Mr. & Mrs. Eric Igeta


Donors (Continued) Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Kaahumanu Elementary Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Kawakami Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kikuno Mr. & Mrs. Dennis B. Kim Mr. Charles T. Kishimoto Ms. Kim Kiyabu Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Kobayashi Ms. Sylvia S Koike Mr. David E. Koizumi Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Kubota Mr. & Mrs. Jared Kumasaka Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lau Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Lau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lau Hee, Jr. Michelle Lee Mrs. Jeong Eun Lee Mr. & Mrs. Arvin Leonzon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Li Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lui Mrs. Theodora Luke Ms. Jennie Lum Mr. & Mrs. John Mackey Dr. Larry Magnussen Ms. Ann Mahi Ms. Pamela Masaki Ms. Naomi Masuda Mr. & Mrs. Carl Matsuura Mr. & Mrs. Seimasa Miyashiro Ms. Marsha M. Miyata Ms. Edith A. Moe Mrs. Yoshiko Morimoto Mr. Chao Zheng & Mrs. Zhen Fan Mr. Jong Ho Lee & Mrs. Ann Park Mr. Maurino M. Mirador & Ms. Veronique Escareal Mr. Roy Epstein & Ms. Jayne Hirata Mr. Scott Gresham & Ms. Fe Saad Mr. Skol Watanawongskul & Ms. Trang Phan Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Kelsey Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Melvyn Mukai Tiffany Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Mullon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Nakamoto


Dr. Elizabeth Nakasone Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Mrs. Nancy Nishimura Mr. Ernest T. Nogawa Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Ms. Aya Orozco Mr. & Mrs. William T. Oshima Mr. & Mrs. Kaname Oshiro Pastor David Chun & Mrs. Imsunaro Chun Florio Pierre Ms. Joanne Potts Mr. & Mrs. Henry K. Reano Ms. Faith H. Sabat Mr. & Mrs. Roy Y. Saito Ms. Yuriko Saito Mr. & Mrs. Todd Sakuda Mr. & Mrs. Masahiro Sato Mr. Phil Scellato Mr. & Mrs. Grant Shimabukuro Ms. Laurie Shimabukuro Ms. Ruby Shimabukuro Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Sison Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Siu Ms. Mae Sperry Mr. & Mrs. Edward Sueoka Mr. & Mrs. Loren M. Taguchi Mr. & Mrs. Morris T. Takishima Mr. & Mrs. Herman Tam Mr. Ryutaro D. Tanaka Mr. & Mrs. Xerxes Tata Mrs. Chizuko Telesco Mr. & Mrs. Roland Thom Mr. Robert L. Thomas Mr. Gary T. Todoki Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Toma Mr. & Mrs. Paul Toma Mr. & Mrs. Don Tomich Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Ms. Kelley Toor Mr. Ed Watanabe Mr. John Wollstein Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Dylan Yamashita Dr. Byron K. Yasui Mrs. Wendy Yee Ms. Adrienne C. Yee Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto

IN HONOR OF Kelly Holowecki by Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Amanda Igeta by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Igeta Christopher Inouye by Mrs. Molly Inouye Edith Leong by Ms. Linda Mae Chang by Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Nellie Matsunami by Kenneth H. Morris Henry Miyamura by Mr. Richard Akamichi Olivia Reano by Mr. Ryutaro D. Tanaka Alika Seu by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Seu Kisa Uradomo by Mr. David E. Koizumi Marissa Watanabe by Mr. Ed Watanabe Austin Young by Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young IN MEMORY OF Ethel Asao by Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nakamura Geoff Au by Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Y. H. Au Jason C. Ban by Mrs. L. Christine Ban Jean Chinen by Mr. Glenn Chinen Ed Kanaya by Ms. Marsha M. Miyata Kevin Bergin Lynch by Ms. Marsha M. Miyata Patra Puapong by Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Jason Tomoyasu by Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Edmund K. U. 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!

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Acknowledgements We are grateful to our community partners, whose generous support and special talents are invaluable to Hawaii Youth Symphony. City & County of Honolulu Kirk Caldwell, Mayor Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts Misty Kelai, Executive Director Department of Enterprise Services Guy Kaulukukui Tracy Kubota Mary Lewis Recording Engineer C&A Recordings Bob Dickerson for Hawaii Public Radio Graphic Design Mark Nakamura Printing Edwards Enterprises, Inc. Master of Ceremonies Howard Dicus Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Music Center of Hawaii Piano/Keyboard Daryl Akamichi Dr. Donald Reid Womack UH Music Department Dr. Laurence Paxton, Chair Byron Moon, Facility Coordinator

Kaimuki High School Wade Araki, Principal MJ Matsushita Kaimuki Middle School Frank Fernandes, Principal University Laboratory School Keoni Jeremiah, Principal Ira Wong Donald Young Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Tim Motts Natalie Pawluk Moore Jeric Lake YSI Concert Parents Lance Uchida Jan Watanabe YSII Concert Parents Stacey Hatakenaka Kristie Matsumoto CO Concert Parents Lori Kam Todd Sakuda Wesley Yoshida CSO Concert Parents Juli Matsuzaki Iris Pascua Joyce Wong SOE Concert Parents Janet Kim Juli Matsuzaki Linda Siu

ISE Concert Parents Earl and Jody Kubo BSE Concert Parents Kimberly Hyun Monica Jackson BSE Volunteer Coach Adam Luchak HYS T-Shirt Design Megan Uchida Les Murata Gary Hirokane Gavin Hirokane Jerry Kushiyama Lloyd Nakamaejo Delbert Nakaoka Tom Shigeta David Yee

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.

About Hawaii Youth Symphony Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS) has connected Hawaii’s young people with music education since its incorporation in 1964. We are the only statewide youth music education program, directly serving an average of 650 students, ages 7–18, from over 100 schools statewide. Our mission is to advance 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 is able to strategically serve any interested student, regardless of previous musical background or ability. We distribute over $30,000 annually in scholarships and financial aid, as well as travel assistance for neighbor island students. Additionally, HYS reaches neighbor island communities with annual outreach tours that target a different island each season. In total, 20,000+ people attend our 20+ concerts each season! Spring Concert Series


HYS Symphony Program Auditions! HYS is now accepting applications for our 2016–2017 season Early applications are due by Friday, April 22. Late applications will be accepted till 5 pm on Tuesday, May 3. Audition music will be made available Wednesday, April 13 on our website for download. The auditions are scheduled on May 21, 22, 28, 29 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Music Department.

Youth Symphony I 13 years of age by 12/31/15 and grade 9 in the 2016-17 school year Youth Symphony II 12 years of age by 12/31/15 and grade 8 in the 2016-17 school year Concert Orchestra 10 years of age by 12/31/15 and grade 6 in the 2016-17 school year All Audition Applications & Information Available at:

HYS announces its Pacific Music Institute July 8 – 17, 2016 at University of Hawaii A ten-day, jam-packed music program that will help you become a better musician! All students play in large ensembles, chamber music, and have the opportunity to work with incredible clinicians! Open to students of all orchestral instruments, including saxophone and euphonium. Applications available soon; check our website for details! 32

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Spring Concert Series: HYS & Midori (2016)  

Spring Concert Series: HYS & Midori (2016)