Hawaii Island Musicians Featured in Third Installment of Kahilu Steinway Series

Sunday, November 27, 4pm, Kahilu Theatre showcases the talents of two Hawai‘i Island residents – Cheryl “Quack” Moore and Roland “Ohrlando” Maurer – in the third installment of the Kahilu Steinway Series. Pianist Anthony Maroudis will be making a guest appearance during the performance, joining Quack at the piano for a 4-hand work by Maurice Ravel.

Cheryl & Roland

Cheryl & Roland

Cheryl “Quack” Moore (a.k.a. Cheryl Hardwick) retired to Hilo in 2001 from NYC having spent 25 years on Saturday Night Live as band member, composer, and music director. She holds a Masters degree from Juilliard School of Music, and won two Emmys as a composer for Sesame Street. In 2014 she ‘retired’ from the Palace Theater Board of Directors where she served for twelve years as its president. Quack has been the music director for all fourteen of the Palace’s annual musicals and she remains active in many areas of the performing arts on the Big Island.

Roland “Ohrlando” Maurer studied Oboe and Bassoon at the Conservatory in Zürich and graduated with a teaching diploma, concert diploma, and a conductor certificate in Oboe. He also graduated with a Bassoon diploma as well. Roland made his living as a teacher, professional musician, and conductor in orchestras, symphonies, operas, and chamber music groups and in 2011 he moved to Hawai‘i Island, after-which he founded Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble, which regularly performs in concerts across the island.

Anthony Maroudas, born in South Africa, studied with Lamar Crowson, pianist in the Melos Ensemble of London. As both soloist and ensemble player, Mr. Maroudas has performed in South Africa, London, Greece, and the United States. In 2006, he relocated from Seattle to Hilo where he maintains an active schedule in his piano-teaching studio.

The program will include works by Napoléon Coste, Alexandre Tansman, Theodore Lalliet, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Kahilu Theatre doors open at 3pm for the performance and there will be snacks and beverages available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar. The Spirits of the Pacific Islands and Oceans exhibit is showing in the Kohala Gallery and the Transcending Palms exhibit is showing in the Hamakua Gallery.

The Steinway Series is a series of performances showcasing Kahilu Theatre’s Model D Steinway Concert Grand piano at accessible ticket prices.

Tickets are $28 / $23 / $18 / $8 and available for purchase online at http://www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, M-F 9am to 1pm.

The Steinway Series is made possible by generous sponsorship by Mike & Ruth Bernstone, Sharon Cornish-Martin, Karen Ferrara, Betty & Lee Meyerson, Dr. Marcia Wishnick & Mr. Stanley Wishnick, and Other Friends of Kahilu.

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