2015 Hoʻokūkū Kolepa (Golf Tournament)
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
The 17th Annual Hoʻokūkū Kolepa or Golf Tournament will be held on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Please save the date!
The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person team scramble open to all who are interested, both men and women. It is a fun golfing event to encourage fellowship as well as to generate funds for the Local Mission Fund of the church. The fee is $98, which includes golf, cart, and dinner (dinner only fee is $40). Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., shot-gun start at 12:30 p.m.
This year's tournament will take place at The Dunes at Maui Lani, in Kahului, with a buffet dinner at Cafe O Lei, which is at The Dunes, after the event. Please contact Richard Albright, Tournament Coordinator, at (808) 879-2031 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to help with the tournament. Let us know if you will be able to help.
34th Maui Classical Music Festival
May 4th & May 8th 2015
Two of the players who helped make the Tokyo String Quartet world famous for exceptional music making are coming to Maui in May. For the 2015 Maui Classical Music Festival, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith will be joined by six other musicians, including a pianist acclaimed for "hypnotically powerful" playing, a virtuoso guitarist and two rising stars on the violin and cello.
Leading the festival for the 34th year are violist Yizhak Schotten and his wife, pianist Katherine Collier, both University of Michigan faculty members. Concerts are scheduled May 2nd at Makawao Union Church; May 4th and 8th at Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Mākena and May 6th at Wananalua Church in Hāna. The sites have been chosen for their scenic and historical qualities as well as their excellent acoustics.
The 44 year-old Tokyo String Quartet disbanded in 2013 when two of its players retired, but Beaver and Greensmith have remained active. Critics have praised Beaver for technical agility, versatility and warm tone. Greensmith, who has been principal cellist of London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has won several prizes including second in the inaugural Premio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy.
Others who will be a part of the festival include Canadian pianist Kevin Fitzgerald, a winner of prestigious awards. He has been praised for "hypnotically powerful and precise" and "dynamic and distinguished" playing. Guitarist David Leisner will be returning to the Maui festival after an appearance in 2009. Kevin Keaton of the American Record Guide says, "David Leisner is among the finest guitarists currently performing and, given that the level of playing has never been higher, that means among the finest of all time."
Cellist David Requiro, who performed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Maui festivals is also returning to Maui. Among his awards is the coveted Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, won in 2008. Also returning is violinist Grace Park, known for her dynamic technique. She is a laureate of the National Symphony Orchestra's Young Soloist Competition.
The festival’s history began in 1982, when the then Kapalua Music Festival was founded by Colin and Margaret Cameron. More recently, it has reorganized as the Maui Classical Music Festival and become a non-profit organization.
Maui Classical Music Festival
P.O. Box 532573
Kīhei, Maui, HI 96753
Interfaith Celebration of Life
Memorial Day, 2015
Hospice Maui returns to Mākena for the annual Interfaith Celebration of Life on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Members of the Hospice Maui staff will gather with families who have gone through the Hospice Maui program as a result of the death of a loved one.
The service will be held on the grounds of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church and will include clergy from the various faith communities of Maui including Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and others. All are welcome!