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Philharmonic features Concerto Competition winners

The Kamuela Philharmonic is featuring the Concerto Competition winners at 4 p.m. today at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Pavilion. This free program will feature winners of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra’s Second Annual Concerto Competition, coupled with the orchestra playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.”

Then, accompanied by the orchestra, Eugene Son, 11, of Waipahu, will perform “Piano Concerto No. 1” (first movement) by Felix Mendelssohn and Noe Baladad, 15, from Oahu, will play “Piano Concerto No. 2” (first movement) by Camille Saint-Saens. Evan Lin, 17, a Punahou student, will be the soloist for Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” (first movement).

Admission is free, thanks to generous sponsorship by the Mauna Lani and Dorrance Family Foundation. Donations are welcome. A “Chef’s Choice” menu will be offered for concert-goers by Chef Allen Hess of The Canoe House. No reservations required for concert; for dinner reservations, call 881-7911.


The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Registration is available online for Kana‘iolowalu, a year-long (June 2012-July 2013) campaign to reunify Native Hawaiians in the recognition of their unrelinquished sovereignty, by enrolling Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiian supporters in this declaration. Those Native Hawaiians who are on the list and are 18 years of age as of the date of certification (Sept. 1, 2013) will be eligible to participate in the organization of a self-governing entity. Individuals may register at The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission was created by Act 195/2011.


Lazar Bear announces that legendary Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and slide blues guitar wiz Roy Rogers will be touring Hawaii with as The Manzarek-Rogers Band on Feb. 9.

Manzarek, “One of the most influential keyboard players in the history of rock music.” — Zune Music; Rogers, “Pundits who bemoan the scarcity of guitar gods haven’t laid ears on Roy Rogers, whose slide riffs could peel a crawfish.” — USA Today.

According to Sacramento 365, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Manzarek and Rogers “have put their artistic minds together and created a captivating new concert experience.” The Hawaii tour will kick off on Kauai, finishing up on Hawaii Island with the support of B97 at The Honokaa People’s Theater.


Award-winning English jazz artist Liane Carroll will appear in concert on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel’s Salon Ballroom. The evening will include a silent auction, and attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exciting and unique items, including private classical music performances with HPAF artists. The concert is sponsored by the Fairmont Orchid and West Hawaii Today.

Listen to Liane through the festival’s website at or on YouTube. For tickets and information, go to the festival’s website at or call 333-7378.

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival is dedicated to the cause of music education and advancing the cause of classical music. The festival offers scholarships to young artists from Hawaii as well as numerous free concerts. Each summer HPAF brings 125 students and artists together to study and perform, and the festival plays a significant role in bringing tourist dollars to Hawaii Island.

HPAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization and is supported by grants received from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Richard Smart Fund as well as numerous generous individuals, businesses and private foundations.

Carol Yurth’s column is published every Sunday and spotlights activities on the Hilo-Hamakua coast. She welcomes items for her column. Reach her by mail (46-1250 Kalehua Road, Honokaa HI 96727) at least 10 days before the requested publication date, call her at 775-7101, or e-mail


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