The 2012 Maui Invitational Music Festival presents a free classical
music concert on Saturday, May 26 from 4-6:30pm at the Baldwin Home,
Front Street in Lahaina. The public is invited to enjoy performances
by some of Maui’s best classical musicians and students. Maui Brass
Ensemble under the direction of Lisa Owen, harpist Tatyana Shapiro-
Leiste, and soprano Lisa Paulson are featured along with high school
students Sharon Nakama and Skyler Mendoza.
The Maui Brass Ensemble is performing works by Mouret (Masterworks
Theater Theme), Handel, Bach, Joplin, and more. The Ensemble consists
of Julius Galanto and Lance Jo, trumpets; Sue Nakama, French horn;
Stephen Rodrigues, trombone; Lisa Owen, tuba and leader. For more
than twenty years, the Maui Brass Ensemble has performed on Maui
specializing in classical music and popular annual holiday concerts.
Members are top notch musicians and regular performers with Maui Pops
and the Maui Community Band. Lisa Owen, tuba player and leader of the
group, has played professionally both in Europe and the United States.
Works for classical solo harp and opera favorites, being performed by
harpist Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste and soprano Lisa Paulson, include
music by Italian, French and Russian composers such as "Norma" by
Bellini, "Moldau" by Smetana, "Samson and Dalilah" by Saint-Saens and
more. Tatyana Shaprio-Leiste is a professional, classically-trained
concert harpist from St. Petersburg, Russia. She works as an
orchestra harpist and solo performer, recording artist, composer and
arranger, and private harp and piano teacher. She has performed on
television and was seen in one of the 2010 “Dancing with the Stars”
episodes. Lisa Paulson has been singing professionally for 26 years
including performances in local productions of “Honk!,” “King and I,”
“Annie,” and “Cats.” She has been a featured soloist in many of
Maui's classical concerts and was a 2004 HPR Art Song Contest winner.
Sharon Nakama, an outstanding young oboist, also plays the piano.
After graduating from high school, she plans to attend University of
Nevada at Las Vegas as a music major. Skyler Mendoza is an
extraordinary pianist who also plays all the percussion instruments.
He is headed for the University of Washington as a medical student
with music as a minor. In addition to their regular school groups,
both Sharon and Skyler play in the Maui Pops, Maui Community Band,
Honolulu Youth Symphony, and Maui Youth Symphony. They are
performing “Fantasia “ for oboe and piano by Pasculli; “Romance” for
oboe and piano by Schumann; and, “Tambourin” for xylophone and piano
among other selections.
Paid parking is available behind the Baldwin Home (enter from
Dickenson Street) and proceeds go toward the preservation and
continued maintenance of all Lahaina's historic sites.
The annual Maui Invitational Music Festival is presented by Arts
Education for Children Group (AECG), a nonprofit organization founded
in 1996 that is dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and
cultural enrichment. The Festival is supported by the County of Maui
Office of Economic Development and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
For more information, call (808) 283-3576 or visit www.aecg.org.
2012 MAUI INVITATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS FREE
CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT IN LAHAINA ON SATURDAY, MAY 26
4:00 – 4:25 PM Maui Brass Ensemble
4:30 – 5 pm Sharon Nakama & Skyler Mendoza
5:10 – 6 pm Tatyana Shapiro & Lisa Paulson
6:10 – 6:30 pm Maui Brass Ensemble
Arts Education for Children Group
Arts Education for Children Group is a Non-Profit organization, dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment. Additionally AECG is committed to improving the quality of education in our schools by restoring music programs and restoring public awareness about the importance of participation in music and the arts.
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