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
KS Hawaii has received their official performance times and venue assignments for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the American High School Theater Festival.
All performances will be held at The Space Triplex (venue #38) The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DP. Tickets are £5. Performances will be in Hawaiian. A synopsis of the story will be provided for the audience.
Performance times are:
August 5 @ 3:15pm
August 8 @ 1:15pm
August 9 @ 9:15am
August 10 @ 11:15am
On March 19th, nineteen of the students in the traveling cast of Hāʻupu performed selections from the show at the annual Kauikeaouli Festival held at the Sheraton Keauhou. After a successful run of the full-scale all-campus show on March 9 and 10, the opera will now be rescaled for performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of the American High School Festival in August 2016.