Free Concert in Lili`uokalani Gardens August 17

A free concert of classical and Hawaiian music will be held in Lili`uokalnai Gardens on Thursday, August 17, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bring your own mats, blankets, or beach chairs to the lawn between the Pahoa-side gate and the restrooms.

“This free concert is part of the second annual Hawaii International Music Festival,” said K.T. Cannon-Eger of Friends of Lili`uokalanin Gardens.

Eric Silberger

Founded by internationally acclaimed virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger, Metropolitan Opera soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, and esteemed pianist and photographer Carlin Ma, the 2017 Hawaii International Music Festival includes interdisciplinary classical music concerts and appearances on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii.

Carlin Ma

Joining the founders at Lili`uokalani Gardens will be cellist Sung Chan Chang (Hawaii Symphony), world-renowned Argentinean Bandoneon Player JP Jofre, and Mexican Tenor Manuel Castillo. Their program will include classical music and Argentinian tango music as well as selected compositions by Lili`uokalani, Queen of Hawaii for whom the gardens are named.

Desmon Haumea

Preceding the performances by the artists of the Hawaii International Music Festival and opening the afternoon entertainment will be local musicians including guitarist Desmon Haumea, harpist Cymber Lily Quinn and flutist Kathy Dorn.

Cymber Lily Quinn

The free concert in Lili`uokalani Gardens is a prelude to an evening Hawaii International Music Festival concert, “Tastes, Sights, and Sounds of the Big Island,” where specialty coffee from Rusty’s Hawaiian and estate chocolate courtesy of Hawaiian Crown Chocolate Plantation will be served. The evening event begins at 6:30pm at First United Protestant Church Hilo, 1350 Waianuenue Ave. Tickets for the evening concert and artisanal tastings are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Tickets for the evening are available online at .

For further information, please go to the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens page on Facebook or visit the festival website:

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