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Grammy winner to lead Quicksilver chamber orchestra concert

Robert Mealy, concertmaster of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and a 2015 Grammy winner, leads the five players of Quicksilver in a program of early chamber music from Central Europe, much of it inspired by exotic folk tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kahilu Theater Gallery in Waimea for a requested donation of $20.

APAC gala fundraiser planned

Aloha Performing Arts Company is making final preparations for its seventh annual gala fundraiser, this year titled “Around the World With APAC.” The benefit event will feature gourmet food catered by the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, fine wine, locally brewed beer, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment by APAC volunteers. Entertainment will consist of medleys from “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Evita” as well as a set by APAC’s Aloha Teen Theatre and a sneak preview of the shows remaining in the season.

Students present annual festival

“Classic Rock” is the theme of this year’s 22nd annual Ukulele Festival at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Gates Performing Arts Center, located at HPA’s upper campus in Waimea.

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Waikoloa Beach Resort tunes up for ukulele festival

Strumming and humming, hundreds of ukulele players and fans, keiki to kupuna, find their way to Waikoloa Beach Resort each year for the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. This year’s 15th annual event on March 7 brings legendary entertainers together with some of the hottest stars in Hawaiian music for a day full of music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.