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Youth Symphony I, Youth Symphony II, & Concert Orchestra Featuring Special Guest, TOBY OFT

Principal Trombone of the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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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 Kela‘i, 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 Denby Dung Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Music Center of Hawaii 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

Mid-Pacific Institute Thomas McManus, Principal Allen Nii University Laboratory School Keoni Jeremiah, Principal Ira Wong Donald Young Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Tim Motts Natalie Pawluk 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 Parent Juli Matsuzaki Iris Pascua Joyce Wong SOE Concert Parent Janet Kim Juli Matsuzaki Linda Siu

ISE Concert Parent Earl Kubo BSE Concert Parent 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.


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 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 Meredith Prescott, Administration & Finance Manager Ann Doike, Programs Manager Janet Morita, Programs Associate Ruth Komatsu, Education Consultant

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Hawaii Youth Symphony

A Message from the Maestro


awaii Youth Symphony holds a special place in the community. We are known as an organization that hones students’ musical abilities, opens their eyes to different kinds of music, and gives them the chance to befriend and perform with others who share their interests and passions. All of this provides opportunities for students to become wonderful musicians. However, there is much that HYS offers: each student grows individually as a person. The students develop maturity and responsibility, including empathy and appreciation for others’ points of view. When students take this step—that is, going beyond the music, I tell them they are going “beyond ‘beyond.’” That is why HYS is so special to our community, and why I am thankful for your attendance here tonight. Henry Miyamura Music Director & Conductor, Youth Symphony I

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! 2015 Winter Concert Series


Toby Oft

Guest Artist


eralded as one of the finest trombone players of his generation, soloist Toby Oft has brought a brilliant and unique voice to the world of music. In 2008, Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Levine appointed Toby Oft the 12th Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony. Working under the baton of such luminaries as James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnányi and Bernard Haitink, he has seen a diverse repertoire of BSO performances. In addition to occupying the top position in one of the finest orchestras in the world, Mr. Oft’s innovative teaching style and masterful solo recitals have taken him throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Over the course of his extensive international career, Oft has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sarasota Orchestra. An Oregon native, Mr. Oft has been featured as a soloist with orchestras and bands on either side of the continental U.S., most notably with the San Diego Symphony and the Boston Classical Orchestra. Oft has also been featured as a soloist with distinguished ensembles throughout China and South Korea. Additionally, he maintains a busy schedule being featured as an artist and teacher, performing recitals and masterclasses both here and abroad with regular residencies in Italy, China, and the US. As a leading trombone pedagogue, students from every point in Mr. Oft’s career have gone on to generate great success in the world of music and occupy positions in critically acclaimed orchestras and universities around the world. Henry Henniger (Professor of Trombone at University of Oregon), David Binder (Principal Trombone of the Finnish National Opera), Miguel Rivera (trombone Puerto Rico Symphony), and Vanessa Frailick, (Second Trombone of the Toronto Symphony) have all been students of Mr. Oft. Mr. Oft has built thriving studios to teach every level of college student from Undergraduate to DMA both at New England Conservatory and Boston University where his distinctive curriculum design includes weekly lessons and masterclasses in Orchestral Techniques. His celebrated abilities to teach masterclasses are in great demand both at home in the U.S. and abroad. Hawaii Youth Symphony is delighted to present Toby Oft as guest artist with Youth Symphony I & II. Toby has a unique connection to HYS: He attended our Pacific Music Institute in 1993 with his high school band director, Chuck Bolton, who was PMI’s Associate Director and Brass Clinician. It is our pleasure to welcome Toby back to the islands!

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Winter Concert Program

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Concert Orchestra

Susan Ochi-Onishi, Conductor Hannah Watanabe, Associate Conductor Richard Wagner arr. Edmund J. Siennicki

Die Meistersinger, Excerpts from the Opera

Greensleeves Traditional arr. Alfred Reed Gary Gackstatter

Here Be Dragons Terra Incognita for Full Orchestra

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, Unfinished

John Williams arr. John C Whitney

The Empire Strikes Back Medley

Youth Symphony II

Derrick Yamane, Conductor Elton Masaki, Assistant Conductor Morton Gould

American Salute

Concerto for Alto Trombone Leopold Mozart Allegro Toby Oft, trombone Carl Maria von Weber

Overture to Oberon

John Barnes Chance arr. Robert Longfield

Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel

Wizards in Winter

Youth Symphony I

Henry Miyamura, Conductor Il Guarany Overture

A. Carlos Gomez

Concertino No. 4 for Trombone and Orchestra in E-flat Toby Oft, trombone

Ferdinand David Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances III. Lento assai-Allegro vivace The Lord of the Dance (The Lord of the Dance, Thunder and Lightning, Cry of the Celts)

Ronan Hardiman arr. Larry Moore

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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

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

Die Meistersinger, Excerpts from the Opera Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was a German composer, conductor, theater director and essayist, primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the music and libretto (text) for every one of his works. His father died when Wagner was only six months old. His mother remarried an actor, who influenced Wagner’s interest in theatre and music. He fell in love with opera’s combination of music and drama. Wagner wrote thirteen operas. He is most famous for his four opera cycle called Der Ring des Nibelungen, better known as “The Ring.” Die Meistersinger is his longest opera, taking four and a half hours to perform! Die Meistersinger (The Mastersingers) was a real life association of musicians and poets. This story takes places in 16th century Nuremburg, a town in southern Germany. Walther, a young knight, has fallen in love with Eva, the daughter of a Mastersinger, who will marry the winner of the Mastersinger contest. Rejected at first, Walther gets some help and enters the contest. His song is so impressive he is made a Mastersinger; he wins the contest and the girl. This Edmund Siennicki arrangement includes four themes from the opera. Listen for: • the majestic opening, the Mastersingers’ theme • Walther’s winning song • a fanfare signaling the entrance of the Mastersingers • the return of the Mastersingers’ theme Greensleeves The song “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song has been around for at least 500 years. Alfred Reed (1921–2005) was one of America’s most prolific and frequently performed composers. He wrote over 200 pieces for concert band, wind ensemble, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble. This arrangement of “Greensleeves” was created in 1993. Listen for: • countermelodies by the winds

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Here Be Dragons, Terra Incognita for Full Orchestra “Here be dragons” is a phrase that means dangerous or uncharted territories. It comes from a practice from the Middle Ages of placing dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in terra incognita (yet-to-be-explored places) on maps. American composer Gary Gackstatter (b. 1959) created an aural representation of what ancient cartographers may have imagined while charting their maps. Listen for: • instrumental solos • driving rhythm • starts and stops • layering of instrumental voices • extensive use of percussion instruments Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (“Unfinished”) It was not only unfinished, but it was also hidden away for 43 years. Symphony No. 8 was written in 1822, six years before composer Franz Schubert’s (1797–1828) death. It consisted of only two fully orchestrated movements, when symphonies traditionally had four. In appreciation of being honored by the Graz Music Society, Schubert gave the manuscript to his friend Anselm Hüttenbrenner, a member of the society. However, Hüttenbrenner never showed the manuscript to anyone until 1865, 37 years after Schubert’s death, and three years before his own. He finally showed it the conductor Johann von Herbeck, who conducted the existing two movements and added the last movement of Schubert’s 3rd Symphony as the finale. Why was the symphony left unfinished? We may never know, but the piece remains one of Schubert’s most popular compositions, and lives on in popular culture today in movies (Being There, Minority Report) and on TV (The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Little Einsteins, The Smurfs). Listen for: • 3/4 meter • alternating sections of major (pleasant/happy) and minor (serious/sad) The Empire Strikes Back Medley American composer John Williams (b. 1932) is considered to be one of the greatest film composers of all time. His most notable works are scores for the films Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, three Harry Potter films, and Jurassic Park. Williams has also composed works for four Olympic Games and several television shows. He served as principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is Episode V of the Star Wars movie series. The Death Star is barely functional, the Galactic Empire pursues Luke, Luke studies the Force with Yoda to become a Jedi, Han and Leia fall in love, Han is frozen in carbonite. John C. Whitney’s arrangement of The Empire Strikes Back Medley includes: “Star Wars Main Theme,” “May the Force Be With You,” “Han Solo and the Princess,” “Yoda’s Theme” and “The Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s Theme). Listen for: • good vs. evil • a love theme • impending doom for Luke

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Youth Symphony II Roster VIOLIN I Nadine Alcantara Courtney Chun Sasha Himeno-Price Stella Hung Allyson Kwong Kauai Paule Abigail Pierre 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, Principal Tristen Tagad TUBA Jayden Fonseca Lucas Toor, Principal PERCUSSION Kevin Chong Daniel Kam Meghan Murakami, Principal Brandy Shinoda

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

American Salute What an amazing feat: Composing a five-minute piece in less than eight hours, then rehearsing and performing it on live radio the very next day! Morton Gould (1913– 1996), American composer, conductor, arranger and pianist did just that in 1942, during the early days of World War II. A child musical prodigy, Gould became a most versatile composer and conductor, starting as musical director for station WOR in New York at age 21. A radio producer needed a piece that saluted America’s early war efforts, and turned to Gould to compose it. American Salute is based on the Civil War song, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” The song expresses people’s longing to see their friends and relatives return safely home from war. American Salute is a fantasy, a composition based on a familiar tune, with variations and interludes. Gould created many such short fantasies for his radio orchestra. Gould accomplished much during his life. He was a prolific composer, writing across many genre. He conducted all the major orchestras in the U.S., and those of Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan as well. Among his many awards, he was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1995 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, posthumously in 2005. Listen for: • fanfares by the brass • the melody passed to different instrument sections • variations of the song • marching feet, going off into the distance Concerto for Alto Trombone in D Major I. Allegro This concerto is written by the “other” Mozart: Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (1719– 1787), familiarly known as Leopold Mozart. Today, Leopold Mozart is mostly recognized as his son Wolfgang Amadeus’s first teacher and promoter. But, Leopold was a skilled musician in his own right. Leopold composed many concertos, chamber music, oratorios and a few pieces of music we’d call strange today—a “hunting” symphony, scored for four horns, strings and shotguns; and “Peasant Wedding,” which included bagpipes, dulcimer, whistles and pistol shots. Concerto for Alto Trombone is not a concerto in today’s sense. Leopold’s “concerto” is made up of three movements, taken from a larger work, a serenade. The serenade also contains movements for other instruments, which can be taken to become another “concerto.” It was not uncommon in Mozart’s time to do that. An alto trombone is smaller than an orchestral (tenor) trombone. It is higher pitched and is pitched in E-flat. This piece can be played using a tenor trombone. Listen for: • presentation of the melody by the orchestra, followed by the solo trombone • contrasts in dynamics (volume) • sonata form: exposition (presentation of themes), development (themes in different keys, sequencing, alterations), recapitulation (restatement of theme)

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Overture to Oberon Working on the opera Oberon probably hastened the death of composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826). Weakened by tuberculosis, Weber succumbed just six weeks after its premier. Weber was a German composer, best known for his operas Oberon and Der Freischütz, and works for solo wind instruments. Overtures give the audience a preview of the opera’s key arias and incidental music. A love song and a heroic ending are heard in this overture. Oberon’s plot features courtly love, the exoticism of the Arabian Nights and fantastic magical features. Listen for: • a three-note horn solo (the magic horn that summons Oberon) • a clarinet singing a love song • the return of the horn’s three-note motif • a stamping rhythm of two elves • a heroic ending Variations on a Korean Folk Song “Arirang” is perhaps the most recognizable Korean song in the world. The beloved folk song is considered to be the unofficial national anthem of Korea. Although there are several different versions, all refer to a mountain pass, on which sentimental, inspirational or romantic stories are based. John Barnes Chance (1932–1972), an American composer, was stationed in Korea in the late 1950’s. He was a member of the Eighth U.S. Army Band when he heard the beautiful pentatonic melody of “Arirang.” He composed Variations on a Korean Folk Song in 1965. Listen for: • the original “Arirang” melody treated in various ways: different keys, tempo, rhythm, instrumentation, dynamics (loudness), meter (beat groupings), texture (thickness), etc. • temple blocks—carved hollow wooden blocks of varying sizes and pitches

Wizards in Winter “Wizards in Winter,” is an instrumental track by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, an American progressive rock band. The song was made popular by a video that went viral in 2005. Electrical engineer Carson Williams of Ohio hooked up 16,000 Christmas lights on his house and in his yard and synchronized them to “Wizards in Winter.” A video of the light show spread over the internet like wildfire, spawning a new genre of Christmas decorating– synchronized house light shows. 10 years later, such light shows have become more creative and sophisticated, but many people continue to use “Wizards in Winter” as their music of choice. Listen for: • the driving beat • pizzicato by the strings • frantic sixteenth-note runs by the strings and woodwinds

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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 IRISH TIN WHISTLE Julie Chai Marissa Watanabe 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 Given Yagi 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 HARP Sharene Lum PIANO Kathy 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 97 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

Il Guarany 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. Operatic overtures feature important arias (songs of solo voice) and other music that whet the audience’s appetite and give them a foretaste of things to come. Antônio Carlos Gomez (1836–1896), known as Carlos Gomez (or Gomes), was the first New World composer whose work was accepted by Europe. The Brazilian showed so much promise as a young composer that he won a government scholarship to study in Milan in the 1860s. His operas were so masterful that he was compared to Italian composers such as Rossini and Verdi. An exotic setting! A love quadrangle! A death sentence! A destructive explosion! Gomez’s grand opera Il Guarany was first performed in Milan in 1870. It tells the story of the forbidden love of an Amazon Indian chief (from the Guarani tribe) and the daughter of the Portuguese governor. Gomez used several tribal melodies to add a local flavor to the opera. The opera is the most successful opera in Brazil. Its overture remains popular in orchestral and concert band repertoire. Listen for: • the majestic opening, an invocation to the sun god by a native tribe. This invocation is reprised near the end of the overture, but in a faster tempo. • themes describing plotting by villains and battling between native tribes • a joyful love theme (although the love was forbidden) Concertino No. 4 for Trombone and Orchestra in E-flat I. Allegro maestoso; II. Marcia funebre (Andante); III. Allegro maestoso German composer and violin virtuoso Ferdinand David (1810–1873) was a close lifelong friend of composer Felix Mendelssohn. Both were born in the same house in Hamburg, Germany, a year apart. They were both raised Jewish and converted to Christianity later in life. The composers worked together throughout their lives. Mendelssohn wrote his first violin concerto for David, with David giving him technical advice. Has a friend ever done you a big favor? Karl Traugott Queisser, a famous trombonist of the time, asked Mendelssohn to compose a concerto for him. Due to Mendelssohn’s busy-ness, the task was given to David. The piece was finished in 1837 and was premiered by Queisser, with Mendelssohn conducting. The concertino consists of three movements, with no breaks in between movements. The first and third movements are marked Allegro maestoso (majestically fast) and the second Andante (moderately slow) Marcia funebre (Funeral March). David arranged the second movement for violin and piano, and it was played at his own funeral. Listen for: • an exciting build-up before the trombone’s first entrance • melodies that explore the trombone’s range (low to high) • the slower, somber second movement • the third movement beginning like the first

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Symphonic Dances III. Lento-assai-Allegro vivace Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), born northwest Russia, was one of the finest pianists of his day. He also showed great skill as a composer, even as a student. At age 19, he was highly regarded for his 1st Piano Concerto. However, in 1897, his 1st Symphony received quite the opposite reaction. This inconsistency would continue throughout Rachmaninoff’s life, leading to varying opinions about his reputation as a composer. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Rachmaninoff left his homeland. In the following years, Rachmaninoff juggled his performer-conductor-composer careers, often laying off one or two while focusing on another. Through his life, he lived in Germany, Switzerland, New York and finally California. Symphonic Dances, completed in 1940, turned out to be Rachmaninoff’s last piece, and the only piece he composed in the United States. He died in Beverly Hills in 1943. He may have believed it would be his final work, as he said, “It must have been my last spark,” at the time, and wrote “I thank thee, Lord” on the final page of his manuscript. Rachmaninoff included several quotations from his earlier works, as if he were summing up his life as a composer. Also included, in the third movement, are quotes of Dies Irae (a Gregorian melody from the Mass for the Dead) and phrases from a Russian Orthodox hymn “Blessed Art Thou, O Lord” which Rachmaninoff used in an earlier piece All-Night Vigil. Listen for: • a slow introduction, leading to the first fast (dance) section • changing meters and syncopation (accents on weak beats) • chimes representing church bells • a slow middle section, with feelings of melancholy and tension, later becoming hopeful • harp glissandos (running fingers across the strings) and arpeggios (broken chords) • the return of the fast tempo • Dies Irae against triumphant strains of a Russian hymn The Lord of the Dance You can always come back “home” to music. Irish composer Ronan Hardiman (b. 1962) studied classical piano as a child, but at age thirteen, he became fascinated with rock music. Unable to make a career in music, he worked in a bank for twelve years before returning to music. Hardiman’s hit CD The Lord of the Dance has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its release in 1996. Its Irish flavor provided the soundtrack for Michael Flatley’s acclaimed dance extravaganza of the same name. It was awarded the title “Best Traditional Album” of 1997 by the Irish Recorded Music Association. Youth Symphony I includes Bill Whelan’s “Riverdance: Thunder and Lightning” in a special way. Listen for: • a quiet opening with chimes • a pennywhistle solo • shoes used as percussion instruments • an antiphonal (playing alternate phrases) duet • thundering drums and Irish “fiddles” • Lord of the Dance melody, the same as the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts”

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Clubhouse Band

Wayne Fanning, Conductor

Intermediate Fanfare

William Duncombe arr. Larry Clark


Larry Clark

Beginning and Intermediate Selections from Essential Elements 2000 Rolling Along, Hot Cross Buns, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, March Steps, Lightly Row, London Bridge, A Mozart Melody, Jingle Bells

Tim Lautzenheiser, John Higgins, Charles Menghini, Paul Lavender, Tom C. Rhodes, and Don Bierschenk

Beginning String Ensemble Joan Doike, Conductor

D Major Scale Hot Cross Buns Merrily We Roll Along Au Clair de la Lune

Traditional English Classic Children’s Song French Folk Song

French Folk Song Twinkle Variations

French Melody Lyrics by Jane Taylor

Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont

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Intermediate String Ensemble Chad Uyehara, Conductor

Elliot Del Borgo

Clog Dance

Carol Johnson

Notable Neighbors

Benjamin Hanby arr. Robert Frost

Up on the Housetop

String Orchestra Ensemble Joan Doike, Conductor

Chanukah Medley Traditional arr. Frank Farago Robert Schumann arr. Kramer Laszlo

Four Children’s Pieces I. Funny story II. At the fireside III. Ride a cock-horse

Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

Frosty the Snow Man

Concert String Orchestra Chad Uyehara, Conductor

Bedrich Smetana arr. Robert Frost

Themes from the Moldau John Williams Trilogy: Star Wars (Main Theme and End Credits), Theme from Jurassic Park, and Raiders March

John Williams arr. Calvin Custer

The Bells of Christmas: Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, and Ukrainian Bell Carol Queenie Huang, piano

arr. Larry Moore

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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 bachelor’s degrees in music.

Helen Fong, String Program Coach


elen Fong is the conductor of the Intermediate String Ensemble. 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.

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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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

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 Kawika Li 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 Rachel Verhoef

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

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Academy 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 Priscilla Pierre Nicole Sison Eunice Son Duke Tatom Lyllica Takahashi Kate Wong Logan Wurthner Tobey Yuen

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.

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 PIANO Queenie Huang

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Music in the Clubhouse 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 Koa Miller Iori Shiota TRUMPET Eric Naleieha Andrew Yos Robert Yos TROMBONE Kai Iwai-King

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.

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 sixth year, Music in the Clubhouse features low-cost programming designed to fill gaps left by cuts to arts education. Classes take place on weekdays, afterschool, at Spalding Clubhouse in McCully/Mo‘ili‘ili. The classes are open to any interested students, ages 7–9 (general music class Music4Kids), and ages 10+ (Clubhouse Band). All music, instruments, and supplies are included. Nearly 98% of the operating costs are subsidized by HYS, with thanks to grants from multiple foundations and donors.

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Mahalo to Our Donors The Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for these gifts that were made between July 1 and November 15, 2015. CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000–$49,999)

McInerny Foundation The Thomas J. Long Foundation PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000–$24,999)

ABC Stores The Al Sherman Foundation George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Nadao & Mieko Yoshinaga Foundation ANGEL ($5,000–$9,999)

First Hawaiian Bank Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. Gloria Kosasa Gainsley Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation Richard & Susan Ing Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation Mrs. Edith Leong State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Mr. Lance Teruya Jean & Kent Tsukamoto BENEFACTOR ($2,500–$4,999)

Russell & Dana Arakaki Bank of Hawaii Friends of Malama Maunalua Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Hawaiian Host, Inc. Mrs. Gladys Hirano Martin Hsia, Esq. Island Insurance Companies Kaiser Permanente Ms. Carol S. Koga Strategic Communication Solutions United Laundry Services, Inc. Randy & Helen Wong


PATRON $1,000 - $2,499)

Anonymous Dr. Ralph & Christine Carungi Dr. John Chen & Dr. Lillian Chen Foodland Super Market, Ltd. Mr. Alton Farm & Ms. Reiko Tanaka Mr. & Mrs. Owen Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Gainsley Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. Ganeku Great Harvest Bread Co. Kahala Mr. Bob Hayashi Hazel H. Takumi Foundation Kendall & Shelley Hee Mrs. Julia S. Ing Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Ito Jonathan Y. C. Ching Revocable Trust KoAloha Ukulele Dennis & Tina Lau Mr. Malcolm D. Lau Ms. Patti Look Marcus & Associates, Inc. Mr. Henry Miyamura Dan & Linda Momohara Mr. & Mrs. David Monk Mr. & Mrs. Craig Nakagawa Ohata Chun Yuen LLP Michael & Amy Onofrietti Mr. Warren Price III & Ms. Sharon Himeno Servco Foundation Guy & Barbara Shibayama Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Shinsato Mr. & Mrs. Alves Shiu 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 Michael & Terinna Wong Mr. & Mrs. Corey Yama SPONSOR ($500 - $999)

Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Donald Amemiya Mr. & Mrs. Jerry C. Coiner Mr. Geneson Coloma & Ms. Theresa Kiehm Dr. & Mrs. Ian M. Cooke Mr. Ed Elms & Ms. Elizabeth Wong Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Gushiken Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hirokawa Mrs. Ann M. Ho Mr. & Mrs. Andy Huang Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. Peter Kwong Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Matsumoto Ms. Jennifer Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Barron Nagatoshi Dr. Steven Nishi & Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi Mr. Joseph Rothstein Mr. Charles B. Salmon Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. C. Seu Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Shimabuku Brian & Mary Stapleton Mr. Michael Stringert Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Sung Mrs. Marjorie Tanoue Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Torrey Wong’s Drapery Shoppe Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Yick Dr. Mark M. Yoshida Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young

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PARTNER ($250–$499)

Mr. Julio S. Benito Mr. Taukai Chang & Ms. Dexin Guo Dr. Yi-Chuan Ching Mr. Brandon Correa Mr. Justin Davies & Mrs. Laurel Wong Ms. Shuli Deng Mr. & Mrs. Gil Farias Mrs. Helen K. Higa Mrs. Molly Inouye Dr. & Mrs. Sid Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Toshihiko Kawasugi Mr. & Mrs. Martin N. Kim Mr. Sandi Kwee & Ms. Leilani Kaanehe Ms. Margaret M. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Love Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murakami Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nakamaejo Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Nishimoto Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Oda Mrs. Doris Ogawa Mr. & Mrs. Rusti Onishi Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Rourke Mr. Steven Premo Randal S. Furomoto & Associates, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Vern Sasaki Dr. Alex Suenaga & Ms. Kay Mattos Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Taba Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tanaka Ms. Amy A. Taniguchi Barry & Carlene Toshi Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Winner Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Yagi Dr. Lester Yim & Dr. Letitia Yim Dr. & Mrs. Jack Zhou CONTRIBUTOR ($100–$249)

Anonymous Ms. Arline Akina Mr. & Mrs. Masanobu Arakaki Mrs. L. Christine Ban Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Bolosan

Mr. Joel Bradshaw & Ms. Jean Kirschenmann Mr. Stephen Cassarino Mrs. Mary Lou Chai Ms. Linda Mae Chang Mr. & Mrs. Sung Wook Chang Mr. Tin Shing Chao & Ms. Lai Ling Ng Mr. Glenn Chinen Chris & Selena Ching Mr. & Mrs. Robert Choy Ms. Carole ChungYokoyama The Hon. Lea Crandall & Mr. David Schulmeister Dougal & Ann Crowe Mr. & Mrs. William Cumpston Mr. Dennis Danko & Ms. Joan Forester Mrs. Mook-Lan M. Fan Mr. & Mrs. Bob Fissell Mr. & Mrs. Shinichi Fujimoto Ms. Charlotte Fukumoto Mr. & Mrs. Randal Furomoto Mr. & Mrs. Ron Geronimo Mr. Lorin Gima Dr. and Mrs. Orin Gima Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Goya Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hanaumi Mr. & Mrs. Troy Hatakenaka Ms. Stephanie Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. Don Hazzard Mr. Craig Ho Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Hokama Mr. & Mrs. William Holowecki Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hu Mr. Daniel W. H. Huang Mr. Darrell Y. Huang Mr. & Mrs. Namkyu Hyun Mr. & Mrs. George Irion Ms. Shirley Ann Ishiki Mr. & Mrs. Jon Ishimi Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ishimi Mr. Grant Ito & Ms. JoAnn Yosemori Ms. Clarice Kam Chester & Jeanean Kaneshiro Mr. & Mrs. Osamu Kawata Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Kimura

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Mrs. Anne King Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. King, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Kobayashi Mr. Ernest Kobayashi Mr. Roy M. Kodani Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kohara Dr. Jay Kwon & Dr. Natalie Woo Mr. & Mrs. Philip Kwon Mr. & Mrs. Jude Lampitelli Col. & Mrs. Daniel Lau Mrs. Joanna Lee Ms. Julia M. G. Lee Mr. Bin Li & Ms. Sujuan Situ Mrs. Mei-Fa T. Liu Dr. Richard Liu & Dr. Amber Liu Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand F. Llantero Ms. Naomi Lorenzo Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Lum Mr. & Mrs. Meredith Maeda Mr. & Mrs. Chester J. Malins Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Martin 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 Ms. Sidney Jean PalmMcIntosh Dr. & Mrs. Neil McKay Ms. Sharon S. McPhee Ms. Sharon Miyagawa Dan & Karen Miyamoto Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Momohara Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Mori Kenneth H. Morris Ms. Janet H. Murphy Ms. Shari Nakakura Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nakamura Mr. Parker A. Nakamura Mr. Takashi Nakayama Mr. & Mrs. Melvin S. Nishina Mr. & Mrs. Ernest N. Okazaki


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Mr. & Mrs. George Okuhara Mrs. Helen T. Oshio Ms. Kiyomi Oyama Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. K. Pang Ms. Bonnie L. Pestana Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Peters Mr. Chris Pitsaroff Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Mr. Thuong Quach & Mrs. Heidi Wong Mr. Kyoungil Ra & Mrs. Kanghyo Kim 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 Dr. Namthip Sitachitta & Mr. Wesley Yoshida Ms. Nancy K. Sonoda Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Taba Take 2 Production, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Takemoto Ms. Jill Takemoto Mr. & Mrs. Brent Takushi Mr. & Mrs. Kent Tamai Dr. Lynn Tanoue Mr. & Mrs. Wesley M. Tanoue Ms. Miho Teipel Mrs. Ethel M. Teruya Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tom Mr. & Mrs. Andy Toothman Dr. Jennifer Townsend & Mr. Reid Townsend Mrs. Janice Trubitt Mr. Ryan H. Tsukamoto Dr. Dailin Wang & Ms. June Tang Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe


Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wei Dr. Robert Weiner & Dr. Linda Weiner Mr. Vincent Wildermuth & Mrs. Sayoko Kendall Mr. & Mrs. Gin D. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Jim J. L. Wong Mr. & Mrs. Vernon K. W. Wong Dr. Kelley Woodruff & Mr. Benjamin Marx Mr. & Mrs. Grant S. Yee Ms. Mildred A. Yee Mr. Xiang Yee & Ms. Jiangyan Zhu Dr. Richard Yoon & Mrs. Sujeon Kim FRIEND (UP TO $100)

Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amore Ms. Mary Bertolino Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Blas Mr. & Mrs. Philip Brown Mr. Matthew Carr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chenet Ms. Martha Child Pastor David Chun & Mrs. Imsunaro Chun Dr. Kyungjin Chung & Dr. Ja Yeon Moon Mrs. Ellen Corrie Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Domingo Mr. Roy Epstein & Ms. Jayne Hirata Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Farah Rev. & Mrs. Yoshitaka Fujinami Mr. & Mrs. John Geppert Mr. Scott Gresham & Ms. Fe Saad Mr. & Mrs. George Haraguchi Mr. & Mrs. Sean O. Harding Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hashisaka Mrs. DeAnna Hayashi Mr. & Mrs. James K. Hijii Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ho Dr. Yujen E. Hsia 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 Ms. Ethel C. Iwasaki James K. Michishima, CPA Mr. & Mrs. Guy Kamitaki Mr. & Mrs. Richard Y. Katsura Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Kawakami Barry & Wendy 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. Lawrence Lau Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Lau Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lau Hee, Jr. Lauhala Trading Company Mrs. Jeong Eun Lee Mr. Jong Ho Lee & Mrs. Ann Park 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 Mr. Elton Masaki Ms. Naomi Masuda Mr. Maurino M. Mirador & Ms. Veronique Escareal Mrs. Yoshiko Morimoto Ms. Kelsey Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Melvyn Mukai Ms. Tiffany Mukai Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Mullon Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ng Mrs. Nancy Nishimura Mr. Ernest T. Nogawa Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Okino Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ono Mr. & Mrs. William T. Oshima Mr. & Mrs. Kaname Oshiro

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Mr. Tom Park & Ms. I-Mei Sun Mr. & Mrs. Florio Pierre Ms. Joanne Potts 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 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Edward Sueoka Mr. & Mrs. Loren M. Taguchi Mr. & Mrs. Morris T. Takishima Mr. Alec C. Tam

Mr. & Mrs. Herman Tam Mrs. Chizuko Telesco 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. Nathanael H. Wallace Mr. Ed Watanabe Mr. John Wollstein Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Womack Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Wong Mr. & Mrs. Dylan Yamashita Kyla B. Yamashita Dr. Byron K. Yasui Ms. Adrienne C. Yee Mrs. Wendy Yee Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yoshimoto Mr. Chao Zheng & Mrs. Zhen Fan

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!


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 Alika Seu by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Seu Marissa Watanabe by Mr. Ed Watanabe Austin Young by Mr. & Mrs. Randall Young IN MEMORY OF

Ethel Asao by Mr. Parker Nakamura Jason C. Ban by Mrs. L. Christine Ban Jean Chinen by Mr. Glenn Chinen Patra Puapong by Dr. Praphan Puapong & Dr. Ratana Puapong Jason Tomoyasu by Mrs. Faith Tomoyasu Edmund K. U. Yee by Ms. Janet H. Murphy

Hawaii Youth Symphony is excited to present


World-Famous Violinist ANTON BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor J. S. BACH Concerto for Two Violins (with HYS soloists)

A debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 launched her career, and a front page story in the New York Times three years later helped in the formation of a major international career. Youth Symphony I Spring Community Concert Friday, April 8, 2016 • 7:30 PM Blaisdell Concert Hall

Tickets will be available at the Blaisdell Box Office

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