The Voice of the Wood Cello Chamber Players will perform 6:30 p.m. at the North Kohala Public Library on Monday, Jan. 6.
As a delightful way to spend a Hawaii winter evening, one young child said the quartet is “like hot chocolate on a snowy day.” The hourlong program is designed to entertain children as well as adults, and features a variety of music by classical, Hawaiian and contemporary composers.
Each January, members of the chamber ensemble spend one month in Hawaii performing on the Big Island. Several members have performed with the Kamuela Philharmonic. When they are not traveling, they dedicate much of their time to bringing the love of music to children.
Voice of the Wood plays in public schools throughout its home base of Denver, and considers contacts with children to be a primary focus of the chamber players.
As an educational component for all ages, the performers introduce each piece of music in a humorous and conversational way. This sets the tone for the listener to relax and enjoy the sounds of the instruments.
The ensemble includes Marilyn Hof, Michael Marecak and Shirley Marecak on cello, Katherine Thayer and Natalie Hill on violin, Wanda Beck on viola and Larry Beck playing oboe. In addition to performing with the ensemble, each of the musicians participates in other chamber or symphony orchestras.
Admission is free and the entire family is invited to enjoy this special musical performance.
Call the library at 889-6655 for additional information or to request special accommodations.