music program

Steve Weeks' World of Music

Time: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: 
Children's Area

Steve Weeks performs with both a boisterous sense of humor and a deep sense of purpose.  “We’re supposed to be entertaining and educating kids,” the Colorado-based singer-songwriter enthuses. “I am sincere about the music I write.  If it’s not coming from the heart or isn’t fun, I won’t write it.”

Harmonica Recital featuring Danilo Marrone

Time: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Meeting Room

Enjoy the versatile sounds of the harmonica during this entertaining and informative show, great for all ages.  Danilo Marrone will open your ears and minds to this much beloved instrument that can be heard in all genres of music.  This performance and Q&A session may even move you to try it out for yourself.  Bring your harmonica if you have one!

As always, a big mahalo to Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library for program support.

Special Musical Hour with Lou Marini and Bruce Hamada

Time: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Children's Area

The electrifying horn player Lou Marini and well-known musician Bruce Hamada will present a one-hour lecture and demonstration at our library!

Lou Marini currently tours with James Taylor and the Blues Brothers Band, and is one of the most sought-after session horn players on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. An original member of the Blues Brothers Band, he appeared in both Blues Brothers movies and plays on their worldwide tours, as well as performing with many other famous musical groups.

This program is produced by the UH Manoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Many thanks to the Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library for providing funding for this exciting presentation.

Gong Row Music & Dances of the Southern Philippines

Time: 
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: 
Meeting Room

The Mahalohalo Ensemble will introduce the music and rarely seen dances such as Igal (a dance with extended fingernails) and Kapagapir (a fan dance) that originate from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago of the Southern Philippines. The music derives its lineage from traditions predating the 16th century and is related to gong row traditions in North Borneo, Malaysia and North Sulawesi, Indonesia with origins in ceremonial, ritual, and entertainment purposes. This 45-minute performance will offer audience participation to give children and adults a hands-on experience of these unique cultural traditions.

Oahu Wind Quintet Concert

Time: 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Children's Area

While you are visiting our Holiday Book Sale, don't miss the chance to attend this special concert by O'ahu Wind Quintet! The members of this versatile ensemble are Jonathan Higa Flute, Benjamin Peters, Oboe, Ronald Hirai, Clarinet, Thomas Edwards, Bassoon,  and Benjamin Gascon, French Horn.  Each member has been making music as a life-long commitment, performing, directing and teaching in Hawaii and on the Mainland.  These performers take part in other ensembles as well including: the O’ahu Civic Orchestra, O’ahu Chamber Orchestra, the Honolulu Community Concert Band, the Kamuela Philharmonic and Mango Season.

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