Bringing Quality Orchestral Music to the Big Island of Hawai'i.
More information about Brian Dollinger, can be found on his website.
Open to all music students in Hawaii, age 18 and under. This year's competition will feature Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Piano. Visit our 'Concerto Competition' page for details
Thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Hawai'i and the Monty Richards Hawai'i Island Community Award, KPO and five other organizations have received a $6,000 dollar grant for a fledgling Music in the Schools program for ten underserved schools across the entire Big Island of Hawai'i (click on picture below for link to WHT article).
KPO receives $6,0000 Bank of Hawai'i Grant for Music Education
Sunday, January 22nd, 4 PM
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Sunday, March 26th at 4 PM
Kahilu Theatre in Waimea
Each of the ten school visits will be done with the intention of providing children (primarily in the elementary school level), with exposure to high quality classical music in a fully rounded context, and will include the following.
- A performance by a small chamber group made up of members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra
- Instrument "Petting Zoos", allowing children to hold and play various instruments with introductory instruction
- Detailed information on music study opportunities in the near community
- Q & A opportunities about music, music education, and the life of a professional musician
Mahalo to BoH and the Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award!