|Mana Music Quartet members Dr. Mann-Wen Lo and Eric Silberger, with pianist Monica Chung and NY Met|
Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra. At right are Mana Music Quartet members Duane Padilla and Joshua Nakazawa.
See more below. Photo by Julia Neal
PRESERVATION OF KEOLAKA'A WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE FULL COUNTY COUNCIL this Wednesday, Aug. 4. Last month, the Council's Finance Committee approved a resolution, endorsing the concept of the County joining in the negotiation to purchase the 1,800 acres on the Ka`u Coast. The land includes part of the shore of Ka'alu'alu Bay. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. See AGE COUNCIL 2021-08-04 2020-2022 - Laserfiche WebLink (hawaiicounty.gov)
Written and live testimony are welcomed. The resolution would authorize the County of Hawai'i's Director of Finance to enter into negotiations for the preservation of Kiolakaʻa. Resolution 161 would allow the County to use PONC funds towards the preservation of these lands. RES 161 Draft 01 2020-2022 - Laserfiche WebLink (hawaiicounty.gov)
|A portion of Ka'alu'alu Bay would be preserved|
with purchase of Keolaka'a. Photo from scienceofsand
For oral testimony, the time limit is three minutes. There will be a ring at the 2.5 minute mark and a buzzer at the final three' minute mark. The live zoom testimony for all agenda items will be received at the start of the committee meeting at 9 a.m.
|Hoku-nominated Mana String Quartet performed live-stream in Pāhala
with New York Met soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra,
the concert now on demand. Photo by Julia Neal
Mana Music Quartet formed and created the album during the pandemic pause in Silberger’s international solo performances, with the members collaborating during his long stay in Honolulu. They received support from the Queen Lilu'okalani Children’s Center, which invited the group to teach at a summer music camp for youth. It was held in Kona, with additional performances and teaching planned for this island. See more at www.manamusichawaii.com where the album can be purchased.
The Pāhala concert featured Hawai‘i International Music Festival co-founder Amy Shoremount-Obra and renowned pianist Monica Chung, who moved from New York to Kaua'i. Shoremount-Obra, a soprano with the New York Metropolitan Opera and a professor of music, has performed annually at Pāhala Plantation House since 2009, bringing internationally acclaimed musicians with her.
Ninety year old Doris "DD" Davis of Pāhala, honored for her
90th birthday and perfect concert attendance since 2009 with
a Happy Birthday song from Amy Shoremount-Obra,
Monica Chung and friends. Photo by Julia Neal
A special Happy Birthday, sung by Shoremount-Obra, Chung and friends, after the concert honored 90 year old Doris “DD” Davis, of Pāhala, named Hawai‘i Island’s Outstanding Older American Wahine in 2017. She has attended all of the concerts since 2009.
The entire concert is available on demand from the nonprofit Hawai‘i International Music Festival for $10. See more on Hawai‘i International Music Festival at www.himusicfestival.com.
GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramic
VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET, Cooper Center, Volcano Village on Sundays. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, baked goods, food to go, island beef and Hawai‘i Coffee. Cooper Center's EBT Machine, used at the Farmer's Market, is out of service until further notice. EBT is used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps. Call 808-967-7800.