The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta will present their annual Winter Concert at Grand Wailea Resort on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 4:45 p.m., near the main entrance.
The free concert will feature 40 student musicians ages 9 to 17 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, as well as guest artists Sue Nakama on French horn, and Richard Tadaki and Stephen Rodrigues on trombone.
The student musicians represent 15 elementary, intermediate and high schools on Maui, as well as home schools.
Violinists Wen Lu Duffy and Kisa Uradomo perform with the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Philharmonic Orchestra, comprised of advanced student musicians, will perform the following selections: "Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 8, Movements II, III, and V;" the first movement of Mozart's "Symphony No. 25. K. 183;" "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1;" "In the Fading Light of Autumn;" "There's Christmas in the Air;" and "A Christmas Festival."
The intermediate-level Sinfonietta Orchestra will perform Handel's "La Rejouissance;" "Ashokan Farewell;" "The Little Drummer Boy;" and "Eden Ridge."
Both orchestras will be conducted by Lance Jo.
A six-member cello ensemble will perform renditions of "Silent Night," "Deck the Halls" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" and "The Christmas Song" at the concert at Baldwin Auditorium.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (MYPO) is designed to expand and enhance music education on Maui by providing opportunities for students of all skill levels to develop their musicianship. For more information, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org.