The Battle of Kuamoʻo comes to Kamuela

Just a week after the all-school performances of The Battle of Kuamoʻo, the traveling cast participated in the world premiere of the Symphonic Suite from the opera performed by the Kamuela Philahrmonic Orchestra. The sold-out performance took place at Kahilu Theater in a program that included works by opera composer Verdi and German composer Brahms. Mr. Mahelona conducted the Kuamoʻo suite and the students joined the orchestra on stage for the final moments of the suite, which corresponds to the final scenes of the opera. See photos and read the full review here.

The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of community musicians from Hawaiʻi Island. They come together a few times a year to present public concerts of symphonic music. This was the orchestra’s first experience performing a Hawaii-based composition, and the first public performance