Orchid Isle Orchestra will be Bach in Hilo on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., at the East Hawaii Cultural Center/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto will be featured. Alden Young returns from his first year of violin study at Boston Conservatory, and will join graduating Waiakea High School senior Kayla Rimando as soloists in the first movement. Violin teachers Glenda Johnson and Cathy Young will solo for the second movement. St. Joseph’s math teacher Mark Caudill will join Cathy Young in the final movement while guest conductor David MacKenzie leads the accompanying orchestra.
To honor EHCC/HMOCA’s chosen theme “home and homelessness,” MacKenzie-led OIO will accompany Elizabeth Young as she sings Home from the musical Beauty and the Beast. Cathy Young will conduct the orchestra in Mussorgsky’s Hopak from the comic opera The Fair at Sorochyntsi and a Star Wars medley. both arranged for string orchestra.
Pictured are 17 members of the Orchid Isle Orchestra who will reconnect with former OIO players returning from college, including med student Karina Lawrence. From left to right, are (front row) Meg Saunders, Glenda Johnson, Sherri Thal, Rumi Reeves, Elizabeth Young, Artistic Director/Conductor Cathy Young, Lichen Forster, Kayla Rimando, and Richy Chang; (back row) Guest Conductor David MacKenzie, Teresa Jack, Adelinde Farmer, Mark Caudill, Mary Ann Smiles, Maud Lawrence, Assistant Conductor Walter Greenwood, and Perry Armor.
The program includes other music by Bach, a fiddling piece and more. The public is invited to this free concert.
Call Cathy Young at 982-9307 for more information.