Program Notes for the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Sheraton Starlight Series by composer Michael-Thomas Foumai. Notes frame each work with a composer's perspective, giving readers a listening guide to visualize a dramatic narrative, illuminating historical significance with musical symbolisms and hidden messages.
In February 2020, American Wild Ensemble collaborated with composers Takuma Itoh, Tonia Ko, Michael-Thomas Foumai, and Byron Yasui to present a program of works inspired by Hawaiian wildlife and landscapes to promote a message of conservation and respect for nature at schools, national park sites, and in concert halls.
Discover the inspiration behind the Hōkūleʻa symphony, RAISE HAWAIKI from composer Michael-Thomas Foumai, author Sam Low and master navigator Nainoa Thompson.
Listen and watch movement 6, Mālama, of the Symphony of Hawaiian Birds with art drawn by school children around the State of Hawaiʻi.
Exploring the connection of color to the written word, composer Michael-Thomas Foumai introduces how the poetry of young writers from Maine come together with music in THE TELLING ROOMS, commissioned by the Portland Symphony Orchestra.