20 Dec 2016

Moanalua High School: The Season of Giving Charity Concert

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 Moanalua High School
The Season of Giving Charity Concert


Thursday, December 8
Pearl City Cultural Center

The 9th Annual Charity Concert that Moanalua High School’s Music Department put on earlier this month was put on to benefit the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to the support of parents, students, performers, and audience members, the HSO received a very special holiday gift. We would like to thank everyone who worked to make this benefit concert possible and for all of the wonderful individuals out in the community who continue to support music and the arts in Hawaii.

A Message to share

The following is from the Charity Concert Program

Recognizing the impact that music has had on their lives and the influence it has on concert goers lives, the students of the Moanalua High School Music Department have chosen to donate the proceeds from this event to benefit the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO). Now in its fifth season, the HSO is a 501(c)(3) that primarily relies on donations for sustainability.

With up-coming concerts like Beethoven’s 9th at the end of the year (featuring Kip Wilborn, past Charity Concert performer), Stravinsky’s Firebird, Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet Suite, a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the score performed live, and Cirque de la Symphonie, an acrobatic symphonic concert, the HSO meets 2 of the 3 prongs of their mission; 1) To present the highest-quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and its community, and 2) To delight and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in these islands.

The third element of their mission is to operate in a financially sound manner. Ticket revenue alone is not enough to sustain Hawaii’s professional orchestra. Keeping the Symphony and its musicians in business and in Hawaii requires a community effort. And so, through their music, the Moanalua High School Music Department hopes to perpetuate the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s music, not only by raising money, but also by raising awareness for the important contribution the HSO makes to all of us.


On behalf of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, we would like to humbly thank you for your kind words and generous support. Mahalo for everything that you did to make this benefit concert possible and for the on-going recognition of what it means to have and maintain a professional orchestra on these islands. It was a magical evening of fun and aloha.