26th Jan, 2020
Innocent Beginnings
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Masterworks - Season Concert
  • Kahilu Theatre
  • Kahilu Theater, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, HI, United States, 96743
  • $0
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Event Info

The innocence and naivety of youth is a special thing when it comes to making music. Young musicians from across the aloha state practice for hours on end, and then travel to the Island of Hawai‘i to compete for a chance to perform in concert with the Kamuela Philharmonic.

Preparing and competing in our annual Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition is a massive step for any musician, but our January masterworks concert raises the bar even more for the winners. From ages eight to eighteen, young musicians get the chance of a lifetime at the beginning of their young musical lives to perform on stage with a full symphony orchestra. This year, the KPO will be featuring young string musicians during the concert.

Hawai‘i Island in the winter is an extraordinary place. How many locations in the world can you snow ski in the morning and then head down to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches for a swim in the ocean? Immersed in the beauty that is Hawai‘i, the Kamuela Philharmonic will present a lesser-known work from the iconic Russian composer, Tchaikovsky. His first symphony, Winter Daydreams, will bring our audience to a beautiful place only possible through a live, symphonic performance. Pictures of Russian winter landscapes will come to mind as the Philharmonic brings this masterpiece to life at the Kahilu Theatre.

Also included in the program is Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio—Beethoven’s one and only opera and considered by many as one of his greatest works.

Poster for Kamuela Philharmonic's Innocent Beginnings concert on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela. This concert features the winners of this year's Youth Concerto Competition


Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72

Competition Winner Performances

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1, Op. 13, G min, Winter Daydreams

Ticket Information

Section A: $54
Section B: $44
Section C: $32
Section D: $20

*All ticket prices include the Kahilu Theatre Box Office Fee

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Venue Info

The Kahilu Theatre is located in the green rolling hills of Waimea (aka Kamuela), at 2700 ft elevation in the South Kohala district of Hawai`i Island. The theatre was founded in 1980 by Richard Smart—heir to the Parker Ranch and accomplished Broadway actor—and has a 484-seat concert hall, a Black Box performance venue, as well as two gallery spaces.

Kahilu Theatre presents dynamic performers from all over the world and around the state to Hawai’i Island residents and visitors, and it is home to the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra during our 2019-2020 Concert Season. For more information visit the Kahilu Theatre website.


Kahilu Theatre
67-1186 Lindsey Rd.
Kamuela, HI. 96743

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