Although it doesn’t seem possible, our annual classical music fundraisers seem to get better every year. In January, 2016 we hosted a trio from the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet and Opera Orchestras who put on an enchanting performance many of us will never forget. Julie McKenzie’s flute was ethereal, the joy of Emil Miland shone through the music of his cello and Marc Shapiro made his piano sing! I’m not sure how I feel confessing I had not heard of six of the seven composers whose pieces they played. But I am thrilled that our San Francisco friends introduced me to music – all of it absolutely beautiful – that I had not previously known:
• Concerto for Flute, Cello and Piano by Jena-Michel Damase (1928-2013). (This was my personal favorite.)
• Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by Louise Ferrenc (1804-1975)
• Sonata in E minor for Flute, Gamba (Cello) and Continuo (Piano) by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1682-1765)
• Suite for Cello and Piano by Lou Harrison
• Montana-Danza for Piano by Frederic Mampou (1893-1987)
• Jeux Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Jacques Ibert (1890 – 1962)
• Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu (1890 – 1959)
As a plus, the food was outstanding. We stumbled upon a caterer we had not known before and we’ll definitely use him again.
Since the show, Loren has diligently been using his considerable travel agent skills to fulfill the individual needs of the lucky winners of spectacular our vacation and show package auctions.
Best of all, we added $30,000 to our Annual Campaign. That money is going to go a long way to serving the social service needs of Kauai people and make life on our island better for us all.
Mahalo nui loa to our principal sponsors, Loren Kayfetz and Pat Pannell of Personal Financial Consultants – without whom these performances would be absolutely impossible – as well as to our other sponsors and everyone who paid admission, bid on our vacation auction packages or otherwise donated.
The weekend for our 2017 performance has already been set: January 14 and 15. You may want to mark that on your calendars. January is always a good month to visit Kauai – why not invite your mainland friends now for next year’s performance? We hope to see you there!