Photo: Kaipo Kiaha

DECEMBER 8, 2022

BEYOND THE MUSIC 2: BELOVED BRAHMS

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Earl Lee, conductor

Michael-Thomas Foumai, curator and host

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

DECEMBER 8, 2022 [Hawaiʻi News Now Streaming Platforms]

OVER THE RAINBOW (ARLEN/Arr. Foumai)

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

AHULILI (Arr. Foumai)

Ginny Tiu, piano

Raiatea Helm, voice

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joseph Stepec, conductor

8pm HST [HNN]

DECEMBER 9, 2022: 4:30pm-6:30pm HST (Hawai'i Standard Time)

DECEMBER 10, 2022: 11:30am-1:30pm KST (Korea Standard Time)

COMPOSING EARTH FORUM (ONLINE): CLIMATE CITIZENRY OF MUSICIANS

Jee-Hye Suh (Executive Director, InCulture Consulting & Faculty, Korea National University of Arts)

Jihea Hong-Park (Associate Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University)

Michael-Thomas Foumai (Director of Artistic Engagement & Composer in Residence, Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra)

Iman Habibi (Composer, Pianist, & Founder, Piano Pinnacle)

Socially Engaged Musicians' Network of Korea

Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.

Sponsored by the Arts Council Korea.

 

DECEMBER 10, 2022 [KGMB TV BROADCAST]

OVER THE RAINBOW (ARLEN/Arr. Foumai)

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

AHULILI (Arr. Foumai)

Ginny Tiu, piano

Raiatea Helm, voice

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joseph Stepec, conductor

7pm HST [KGMB]

DECEMBER 11, 2022

HAPASYMPHONY 2 (KIMIE MINER)

CHRISTMAS IN HAWAIʻI PRELUDE (Miner/Arr. Foumai)

CHRISTMAS IN HAWAIʻI (Miner/Arr. Foumai)

JINGLE BELLS (Sinatra/Miner/Arr. Foumai)

SEASON FOR JOY (Miner/Arr. Foumai)

SILENT NIGHT (Arr. Foumai)

MELE KALIKIMAKA (Arr. Foumai)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Earl Lee, conductor

Kimie Miner, vocals

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

DECEMBER 17, 2022 [KGMB TV BROADCAST]

OVER THE RAINBOW (ARLEN/Arr. Foumai)

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

AHULILI (Arr. Foumai)

Ginny Tiu, piano

Raiatea Helm, voice

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joseph Stepec, conductor

6pm HST [KGMB]

DECEMBER 18, 2022 [KHNL TV BROADCAST]

OVER THE RAINBOW (ARLEN/Arr. Foumai)

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

AHULILI (Arr. Foumai)

Ginny Tiu, piano

Raiatea Helm, voice

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joseph Stepec, conductor

9pm HST [KHNL]

JANURARY 12, 2023

BEYOND THE MUSIC 3: DANCE REVOLUTION (BEETHOVEN 7)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Scott Yoo, conductor and host

Michael-Thomas Foumai, host

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

JANUARY 21, 2023

CONCERTO GROSSO

Great Falls Symphony 

Grant Harville, conductor

Mansfield Theater, Great Falls, MT

FEBRUARY 4, 2023

HAPASYMPHONY 3 (KEAUHOU)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

FEBRUARY 24, 2023

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Old First Church

San Francisco, CA

MARCH 3, 2023

PRINTING KAPA

DEFENDING KALO

Lucia Lin, violin

Charles Overton, harp

Fenway Center Boston, MA

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Community Chamber Concerts

MARCH 9, 2023

BEYOND THE MUSIC 4: DEMONS & ANGELS

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hans Graf, conductor

Michael-Thomas Foumai, curator and host

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

MARCH 8-12, 2023

KEALAIKAHIKI: RAISE HAWAIKI

Sarasota Orchestra

John Devlin, conductor

Holley Hall, Sarasota, Fl

MARCH 11-12, 2023

THE LIGHT-BRINGER (Hawai'i Premiere)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hans Graf, conductor

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

MARCH 26, 2023

KEALAIKAHIKI: RAISE HAWAIKI

Louisville Orchestra

John Devlin, conductor

Louisville, KY

APRIL 6, 2023

FLASH FICTION [Hawai'i Premiere]

Spring Wind Quintet

Chamber Music Hawaii

UH West O'ahu

7pm

APRIL 8, 2023

FLASH FICTION [Hawai'i Premiere]

Spring Wind Quintet

Chamber Music Hawaii

Doris Duke Theatre

7pm

APRIL 10, 2023

FLASH FICTION [Hawai'i Premiere]

Spring Wind Quintet

Chamber Music Hawaii

St. John’s Lutheran Church Kailua

7pm

APRIL 13, 2023

BEYOND THE MUSIC 5: TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Michael-Thomas Foumai, curator and host

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

APRIL 15, 2023

HAPASYMPHONY 4 (HONOLULU JAZZ QUARTET)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

APRIL 29, 2023

HAPASYMPHONY 5 (RAIATEA HELM)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

MAY 5-6, 2023

NEW WORK [World Premiere]

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

José-Luis Novo, conductor

Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD

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DECEMBER 4, 2022

MELE KALIKIMAKA (Arr. Foumai)

Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State University

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Pittsburg, KS

DECEMBER 1, 2022

ALOHA ʻOE (Liliʻuokalani/Foumai)

Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello

The Bach Project

7:30pm Waikiki Shell; Honolulu, HI

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

MENEHUNE GAMES (World Premiere)

Raiden Bernal, percussion

Oberlin Convservatory of Music

Kulas Recital Hall

Oberlin, OH

NOVEMBER 17, 2022 [YouTube Stream]

DEFENDING KALO

PRINTING KAPA

Lucia Lin, violin

Charles Overton, harp

Celebrity Series of Boston

4pm EST; Boston, MA

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Sharon Lutheran Church

Selinsgrove, PA

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2022

A SONG FOR SOLO PIANO AND ORCHESTRA,

AFTER FLORENCE PRICE'S FANTASIE NEGRE NO.1 for Piano and Orchestra (Florence Price/Arr. Foumai) [World Premiere]

SONG OF THE DARK VIRGIN for Soprano and Orchestra (Florence Price/Arr. Foumai) [World Premiere]

NIGHT for Soprano and Orchestra (Florence Price/Arr. Foumai) [World Premiere]

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Michelle Cann, piano

Michelle Bradley, soprano

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angelis, CA

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

HAPASYMPHONY 1 (BEYOND HAPA)

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD (Catraccia/Foumai)

HERE'S TO LIFE (Butler/Foumai)

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (MacColl/Foumai)

CON TE PARTIRO (Sartori/Foumai)

Starr Kalahiki, voice

Lea Woods Almanza, voice

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

 

NOVEMBER 4, 2022

DEFENDING KALO (World Premiere)

PRINTING KAPA

Lucia Lin, violin

Charles Overton, harp

Celebrity Series of Boston

Boston, MA

 

OCTOBER 23, 2022 [FILMING]

OVER THE RAINBOW (ARLEN/Arr. Foumai)

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

AHULILI (Arr. Foumai)

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Ginny Tiu, piano

Raiatea Helm, voice

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI

OCTOBER 18, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Robertson Hall

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

OCTOBER 17, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

OCTOBER 14, 2022

E KANI MAU "TO RESOUND FOREVER" [World Premiere]

THE QUEEN'S ANTHEM (Miyasto/Foumai)

KALAWAI'ANUI (Hanaialiʻi/Foumai)

Royal Hawaiian Band

Clarke Bright, bandmaster

Amy Hanaialiʻi, voice

Hawai'i Theatre, Honolulu, HI

OCTOBER 9, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS

New Music at Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University 

Houghton, MI 

 

OCTOBER 8-9, 2022

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (Arr. Foumai)

HAWAI'I PONO'I (Arr. Foumai)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Dane Lam, conductor

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

 

OCTOBER 6, 2022

BEYOND THE MUSIC 1: FROM THE NEW WORLD

MASTERWORKS [World Premiere]

KAULANA NĀ PUA (Prendergast/Foumai)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra

Dane Lam, conductor & curator

Michael-Thomas Foumai, curator and host

Moanalua Performing Arts Center

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

University of Delaware, Gore Recital Hall

Newark, DE

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Chapel Restoration

Cold Spring, NY 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

BREATH WATER SPIRIT [World Premiere]

Naomi Niskala, piano

An-Lin Bardin, violoncello

Chapel Restoration

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

AUGUST 7, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS

American Wild Ensemble

Highland Bowl Performing Arts Stage

Rochester, NY 

 

 

AUGUST 5, 2022

CELLO SONATA in G Minor, III. Andante; for String Quartet (Rachmaninoff/Arr. Foumai)

Mana Music Hawaii

Paliku Theatre, Honolulu, HI

 

JULY 24, 2022

OVERTURE ON THEMES FROM THE SONGBOOK OF HER MAJESTY 

QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI

Pacific Music Institue

Joe Stepec, conductor

Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

JUNE 11-12, 2022

HAWAIʻI CALLS (OWENS/Arr. Foumai)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI

JUNE 4, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS

Juventas New Music Ensemble

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Brookline, MA

JUNE 1, 2022

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (LEIGH/Arr. Foumai)

MACARTHUR PARK (WEBB/Arr. Foumai)

ALOHA ʻOE (LILIʻUOKALANI/Arr. Foumai)

Ginny Tiu, piano

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

JoAnn Falleta, conductor

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI

MAY 28, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS 

American Wild Ensemble

Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn, NY

MAY 27, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS (NY Premiere)

American Wild Ensemble

Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY

MAY 13, 2022

HAPA SYMPHONY SERIES 4

THE IN-BETWEEN (Izik/Arr. Foumai)

TIME (Keilana/Arr. Foumai)

KIMO HENDERSON HULA (Beamer/Arr. Foumai)

PUA MAEʻOLE (Kamana/Arr. Foumai)

POLIAHU (Hewett/Arr. Foumai)

Raiatea Helm, voice

Izik, voice

Keilana, voice and guitar

Liam Moleta, voice

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Keitaro Harada, conductor

Hawaiʻi Theatre

MAY 6, 2022

SUPER VIOLA

Oberlin Conservatory

Finney Chapel (Oberlin, OH)

MAY 6, 2022

PRINTING KAPA

Lucia Lin, violin

Charles Overton, harp

Pao Arts Center; Boston, MA

MAY 7, 2022

PANIOLO CREDO (World Premiere)

Hawaii Youth Symphony Academy Concert String Orchestra

Chad Uyehara, conductor

APRIL 24, 2022

ALOHA ʻOE [Youth Orchestra Version] (World Premiere)

Hawaii Youth Symphony

APRIL 22, 2022

HAPA SYMPHONY SERIES 3

KA IPO LAUAʻE (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

MEET ME AT THE MOON (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

MOKU O KEAWE (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

KA UHIWAI ALOHA: KALEKILOHANA (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

IT WAS FATE (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

'ANINI MINE (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

A HUI HOU (Cazimero/Arr. Foumai)

Robert Cazimero, piano & voice

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Aaron J. Salā, conductor

Hawaiʻi Theatre

APRIL 10, 2022

ANIMAL FARM

Fort Dodge Area Symphony

Joshua Barlage, conductor

 

 

MARCH 26, 2022

OLMSTED GARDENS (World Premiere)

Juventas New Music Ensemble

Multicultural Arts Center, East Cambridge, MA

MARCH 18, 2022

HAPA SYMPHONY SERIES 2

HAWAIʻI CALLS (HARRY OWENS/Arr. Foumai) [World Premiere]

ALOHA ʻOE (LILIʻUOKALANI/Arr. Foumai)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Dane Lam, conductor

Hawaiʻi Theatre

MARCH 10, 2022

BANG!

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Earth Works: Music for our Planet

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture - Repertory Theatre

Bronx, NY

MARCH 11, 2022

BANG!

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Earth Works: Music for our Planet

Americas Society

New York, NY

MARCH 12, 2022

BANG!

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Earth Works: Music for our Planet

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden - Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Staten Island, NY

MARCH 13, 2022

BANG!

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Earth Works: Music for our Planet

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library - Dweck Center 

Brooklyn, NY

MARCH 6, 2022

BANG!

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Earth Works: Music for our Planet

Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY

FEBRUARY 14, 2022

SCRUMDIDDILYUMPTIOUS

Sonic Apricity

Erik Rohde, violin

Jacob Tews, viola

Christopher Newport University

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

HAPA SYMPHONY SERIES 1

KAHEA O KEALE (MOON KAUAKAHI/Arr. Foumai)

BE LIKE YOU (KALAʻE CAMARILLO/Arr. Foumai)

HOME SWEET HOME (KALAʻE CAMARILLO/Arr. Foumai)

The Mākaha Sons, voice

Kalaʻe Camarillo, voice

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Grams, conductor

Hawaiʻi Theatre

JANUARY 30, 2022

OVERTURE ON THEMES FROM THE

SONGBOOK OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILIʻUOKALANI

Kamuela Philharmonic

Brian Dollinger, conductor

DECEMBER 20,24, 2021 (BROADCAST PREMIERE)

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS (WORLD PREMIERE)

FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD (Arr. Foumai)

NO SNOW (Arr. Foumai)

COME BACK TO ME THIS CHRISTMASTIME (Arr. Foumai)

SEASON FOR JOY (Arr. Foumai)

SILENT NIGHT (Arr. Foumai)

Anuhea Jenkins

Kimie Miner

Hawaiʻi Youth Opera Chorus

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Jeffrey Boeckman, conductor

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR:

DECEMBER 20, 2021 AT 8PM (KFVE)

DECEMBER 23, 2021 AT 7PM (KHNL)

DECEMBER 24, 2021 AT 6AM (KHNL)

DECEMBER 24, 2021 AT 7AM (KGMB)

DECEMBER 24, 2021 AT 8AM (K5)

DECEMBER 25, 2021 AT 6PM (KHNL)

DECEMBER 7,9 2021 [TV BROADCAST, K5]

OVERTURE ON THEMES FROM THE SONGBOOK OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILIʻUOKALANI

HALEʻIWA HULA

Amy Hānaialiʻi

Jake Shimabukuro

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joe Stepec, conductor

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

SPIRITUS MUNDI

California Statue University Fullerton Wind Symphony

Dustin Barr, conductor

NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER [WORLD PREMIERE]

HAWAIʻI PONOʻĪ [WORLD PREMIERE]

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Scott Yoo, conductor

OCTOBER 29, 2021

CONCERTO GROSSO

Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra

Raphael Jimenez, conductor

OCTOBER 14, 2021

SCRUMDIDDILYUMPTIOUS [World Premiere]

Sonic Apricity

Erik Rohde, violin

Jacob Tews, viola

University of Northern Iowa

OCTOBER 9, 2021

CONCERTO GROSSO

Winona Symphony Orchestra

Erik Rohde, conductor

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

OVERTURE ON THEMES FROM THE

SONGBOOK OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILIʻUOKALANI

National Symphony Orchestra

Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor

AUGUST 17, 2021

STELLAR CARTOGRAPHY

SummerFest Takeover Series

La Jolla Music Society

7:30pm

Baker-Baum Concert Hall

La Jolla, CA

AUGUST 13,14,15, 2021

NĀ HŌKŪ ʻŌPIO [The Young Stars] (World Premiere)

THE TELLING ROOMS (Hawaiʻi Premiere)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

JULY 9,10,11, 2021

RAT RACE! (Hawaiʻi Premiere)

NĀ MOLOKAMA [MAKANA, Arranged By Michael-Thomas Foumai] (World Premiere)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Makana Cameron, voice

Jeff Peterson, guitar

Sarah Hicks, conductor

JULY 2,3,4, 2021

OVERTURE ON THEMES FROM THE SONGBOOK

OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILIʻUOKALANI (World Premiere)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor

 

 

JUNE 11,12,13, 2021

MUSIC FROM THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN (Hawaiʻi Premiere)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

JUNE 17, 2021

FULLMETAL 

HAWAIʻI ALOHA (Lyons/Foumai) 

ALOHA ʻOE (Queen Liliʻuokalani/Foumai) 

League of American Orchestras National Web Conference

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

JUNE 10, 2021

BUDDHA ROCK from RELICS

Nancy Wu, violin

The MET Orchestra Musicians

High Line Nine Gallery

New York, NY

JUNE 4,5,6, 2021

FULLMETAL (Hawaiʻi Premiere)

ALOHA ʻOE (Queen Liliʻuokalani/Foumai) [World Premiere]

HAWAIʻI ALOHA (Lyons/Foumai) [World Premiere]

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

MAY 21,22,23, 2021

RAISE HAWAIKI: KEALAIKAHIKI

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Rei Hotoda, conductor

MAY 14,15,16, 2021

BECOMING BEETHOVEN (Hawaiʻi Premiere)

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Rei Hotoda, conductor

MAY 8, 2021 [ON DEMAND]

LADY DARK (CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)

Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra

Raphael Jimenez, conductor

APRIL 29-MAY 6, 2021 [DIGITAL STAGE ON DEMAND]

CONCERTO GROSSO

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor 

JANUARY 29, 2021 [YOUTUBE]

PRINTING KAPA (WORLD PREMIERE)

Lucia Lin, violin

Charles Overton, harp

DECEMBER 12, 2020 [LIVE STREAM/ON DEMAND]

MELE KALIKIMAKA (Anderson/Arr. Foumai)

WHITE CHRISTMAS (Berlin/Arr. Foumai)

Pōmaikaʻi Lyman

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Iggy Jang, conductor

DECEMBER 8 and 10, 2020 [TV BROADCAST]

HAWAI'I ALOHA (WORLD PREMIERE)

Raiatea Helm

Jake Shimabukuro

Hawaii Youth Symphony

Joe Stepec, conductor

NOVEMBER 21, 2020 [LIVE STREAM/ON DEMAND]

GOIN' HOME (WORLD PREMIERE)

Leon Williams, Baritone

Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

NOVEMBER 10, 2020 (LIVE STREAM, 8 PM EST)

KAUNĀNĀ

Christopher Newport University Strings

Jacob Tews, director

LIVE STREAM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85173653829 

NOVEMBER 5-29, 2020 [ON DEMAND]

PUA WARRIORS [FILM] (WORLD PREMIERE)

Directed By Sophia Whalen

Music By Michael-Thomas Foumai

HIFF: Hawaiʻi International Film Festival

Section: ACM UHM Showcase

OCTOBER 28, 2020 (LIVE STREAM, 7:30 Central)

KAUNĀNĀ

Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra 

Erik Rohde, director