Maui Pops Orchestra Concerts for the 2014-2015 Season
All Concerts are at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) and begin at 3:00pm on Sundays

The Maui Pops Orchestra is proud to announce our music programs for the 2014-2015 concert season. Two concerts remain for this season:

Maui Pops Presents Keola Beamer (February 22, 2015)

Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers, and Master of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His well of talent springs from five generations of Hawai's most illustrious and beloved musical families. Moanalani Beamer, Keola's wife, will provide culturally significant hula with some of the pieces.

For over thirty years, Keola Beamer’s artistry has helped breathe new life into slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Keola was one of the first to use slack key techniques to create contemporary music that is as much at home in jazz or classical forums as in Hawaiian music. And he was one of the first to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments, like the tiny gourd whistle and the nose flute, with contemporary forms of music.

Keola Beamer has become a Hawaiian music legend, having grown up in one of Hawai’i’s most famous music families. Now one of Hawai’i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, Keola Beamer’s breadth of talent springs from a family musical history that traces its involvement in Hawaiian music and hula at least as far as back as the 15th Century.

A multiple Na-Ho-ku- Hanohano Award winner (Hawaiian Music Awards) and “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient, Keola established himself early as a leader in contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote one of the all-time best-selling records in Hawaiian music history, “Honolulu City Lights”. He has since released over a dozen records. His wife, Moanalani Beamer, joins him in performing hula, as well as chants and traditional Hawaiian instruments.

Maui Pops Goes to the Ballet (March 22, 2015)

This concert will be the first all-classical concert in the 10-year history of Maui Pops. The first half will include the Overture to La Forza del Destino by Verdi, the first movement of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 (Italian), and two movements from the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky. After Intermission and the setting up of the stage, the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, directed by MAPA Dance Director Kathleen Schultz will present selected scenes from the ballet "Coppélia" by Léo Delibes.

Check out the photos and information in the "News" section concerning our highly successful concerts in the past seasons.

Thank you for your interest in the Maui Pops Orchestra.