|Ola Sangels on violin, Julia Parke on flute and Charlie O'Kelly on Euphonium at the debut of the South Hawai‘i Symphony on Sunday, directed by Farley Sangels. Photo by Annie Bosted|
|Sangels played a Bach solo on trumpet.|
Photo by Annie Bosted
The year of dedicated practicing and rehearsals by his small orchestra of a dozen musicians was loudly appreciated by the cheering audience as each piece ended.
Among the performers were Ola Sangels, Steve Smith and Lee McIntosh on violins, Julia Parke and Noa Caisermann on flutes, Laurie Boyle on the clarinet, Nicole Fournier and Nina Lloyd on French Horns, Arlene Araki on a cornet, Charlie Kelly on a trombone and a euphonium, and Brenda Trowbridge on percussion.
Sangels took a break from conducting to play a Bach solo entitled Prelude from Suite #2 for Cello on his trumpet. It was an awesome display of the exceptional talent that earned him a place in the prestigious Hong Kong Philharmonic.
A former radio announcer, Charlie Kelly, introduced each piece with a short description consisting of interesting factoids, often laced with his brand of humor. The 11 pieces included waltzes, chorales, marches, a canzona and a memorable rendering of the famous Danny Boy by Julia Parke and Ola Sangels on flutes.
|The South Hawai‘i Symphony received a standing ovation.|
Photo by Annie Bosted
Sangels, a dedicated advocate of live music, has already selected the pieces for the Symphony’s next performance.
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A MAUI DONATION DROP-OFF CENTER IS ESTABLISHED IN KA‘Ū. The Maui Recovery Assistance Task Force has set up a drop-off center for physical goods for Maui victims of the recent fires. The location is 95-1625 Kama‘oa Road in Wai‘ōhinu.
It is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Operated by the Department of Public Works, the aim is to aid local organizations in coordinating the storage and shipping of physical goods for Maui residents impacted by recent fires. "This initiative addresses concerns raised by various groups and individuals who have organized resource drives in recent days and encountered shipping backlogs, leading to storage challenges," says the statement from the County. "The Task Force's goal in this endeavor is to help optimize the collection, storage, and distribution of physical goods to assist affected Maui residents.
The County advises that "Maui's recovery will be a marathon, not a sprint. Continued inundation of physical goods to Maui will prolong their ability to intake and disseminate goods effectively."
An online form has been created to enable organizations to provide a detailed inventory of items for shipment or storage. "These inventories will help assess Task Force capacity and enhance coordination among stakeholders, reducing duplication and enhancing efficiency."
The Task Force identified suitable temporary storage locations and is coordinating item collection in East, West, and North Hawaiʻi.
Organizations encountering shipping or storage issues are requested to complete the form available here: https://forms.gle/ohDFxoQXsTKTZC8d6. See the Task Force's Guidance at : https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3442/720#!/.
Action Committee members are Jesse Ke, Ka‘ohinan Mokuhali‘i, Leina‘ala Enos, Babette Morrow, Jason Masters, Pernell Hanoa, Catherine Williams and Kaweni Ibarra. There is one vacancy on the committee.
To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar. See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com, in the mail and on stands.POLICE ARRESTED 20 FOR DUI during the week of Aug. 7 - Aug. 13. Hawai‘i Police Department made the arrests for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. None were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 600 DUI arrests compared with 628 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 4.5 percent.
To date, there have been nine fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 23 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 60.9 percent for fatal crashes, and 60 percent for fatalities.
To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) so far this year is 1 compared to 0 non-traffic fatalities for the same time last year.
HPD promises that DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island-wide.
|Kiliona Young performs on Wednesday,|
Aug. 16 at After Dark in the Park.