Kamuela Philharmonic Season Premiere with Guest Pianist Thomas Yee Coming October 6


Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra
w/ Guest Pianist Thomas Yee

[wp-svg-icons icon=”calendar” wrap=”b”] Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
Doors 1:00 p.m. | Show: 2:00 p.m.

[wp-svg-icons icon=”location” wrap=”b”] 67-1186 Lindsey Road,Kamuela, HI
(808) 885-6868

On Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO), opens its 2019-20 MasterWorks Season at Kahilu Theatre with a program entitled “Yee & Tchaikovsky.” The performance opens the Orchestra’s 15th season and features award-winning pianist and guest soloist Dr. Thomas Yee of Honolulu, who will be performing one of the most iconic piano concertos of all time—Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger, the Kamuela Philharmonic and its many talented musicians will also be featured in Sibelius’s magnificent Symphony No. 2—an astounding aural journey with one of the most majestic and soaring finales ever written.

Dr. Yee (left) is a professor of Music and Associate Music Department Chair at the University of Hawai’i Manoa and has performed as guest soloist with orchestras throughout North America, and all over the globe. He has won first prizes in over 20 national and international competitions and is a genuinely enthralling performer. Most recently, Dr. Yee earned an unprecedented distinction from his alma mater, Memorial University of Newfoundland: he was presented with the Horizon Award for Lifetime Achievement under the age of 35 for extraordinary professional, volunteer and academic achievement. 

“Bringing one of the most iconic piano concertos to life will really be exciting for our audience and players alike,” stated Dollinger. “Dr. Yee is such a great talent, and a wonderful musician and his Hawai‘i following are just as excited about his performance with us as we are.” “The combination of this Tchaikovsky concerto and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 is a real one-two punch for a concert event,” he continued. “Sibelius’s Second Symphony has become one of his most performed and recognized works, and the transition into the final movement is personally one of my favorite moments in the classical repertoire.” 

Tickets for “Yee & Tchaikovsky” are $54 / $44 / $32 / $20. They may be purchased online at kamuelaphil.org, or through the Kahilu Theatre Box Office by calling 808.885.6868, or visiting in person at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea), Tuesday–Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Season Subscriptions for the Kamuela Philharmonic’s 2019-20 MasterWorks Season—which includes “Yee & Tchaikovsky,” are also available for purchase. KPO season subscribers receive access to the best seats in the theatre at a discounted rate—up to 15%. Season subscriptions are on sale through Oct. 6. More information on the Season Subscription packages is available on the kamuelaphil.org website.

About the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra
The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing live, high-quality orchestral music to audiences on Hawai‘i Island. KPO celebrates and promotes the timeless beauty of classical music, as well as the rich cultural and musical traditions of the Hawaiian people. The Orchestra is a charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3). Those who wish to contribute to this endeavor, either financially or in other ways, are encouraged to contact the KPO either through its website or at P.O. Box 2597, Kamuela, HI 96743. 


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