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 upcoming 2014-2015 concert season. Three concerts remain for this season:

Maui Pops' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration (January 25, 2015)

New York headliners Alli Mauzey and William Michals have been presenting this Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration program to audiences in various cities throughout the U.S. that have an orchestra qualified for its production. The Maui Pops Orchestra does qualify, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is a perfect venue for this celebration.

Alli Mauzey most recently starred as Glinda in the Broadway company of Wicked. Before that, she made her New York City Center Encores! debut in the role of Sydney in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry- Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award. Alli also originated the role of Lenora in the Pre-Broadway production of Cry-Baby at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award). She played Brenda in Hairspray on Broadway and in the original company of the First National Tour. Alli has also had the pleasure of doing several concerts with symphonies across the country, including playing Ellie in Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic and the title role in Cinderella alongside the Nashville Symphony Orchestra benefiting the charity Show Hope. She has a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in drama and a minor in music.

Baritone William Michals recently appeared in the landmark revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at Lincoln Center and made his Broadway debut as "The Beast" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Many other starring roles have earned him awards. Michals regularly appears with the country's leading orchestras, including the San Francisco, San Diego, Utah, and Hartford Symphonies, and The New York Pops, as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

We are also again presenting our Maui Pops Orchestra Chorus to add to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration. Get in the festive spirit with this Broadway Pops concert.

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.