The Kamuela Philhar-monic Orchestra will join slack-key artist John Keawe for “Hawaiian Love Songs” at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in The Fairmont Orchid’s Grand Ballroom.
The concert will feature Keawe playing his favorite songs, accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra of strings and woodwinds led by maestra Madeline Schatz, with Hope Keawe dancing hula.
Tickets for the concert, a fundraiser for the Kamuela Philharmonic, are $70 per person and may be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or kamuelaphil.org. They are also available at the Kona Wine Market at Kona Commons or by calling (800) 838-3006. Two beverages are included in the ticket price.The Fairmont Orchid will provide light pupu.
Live and silent auctions will be conducted prior to the concert. Items to be auctioned include rounds of golf, a helicopter tour, hotel stays, art and restaurant gift certificates. Visit kamuelaphil.org for a list of items and auction details.
The romantic pieces chosen for the concert include Keawe’s “Kauholo,” “Puuwai Hoano” and “Steal the Morning,” orchestrated for the fundraiser by Kamuela Philharmonic principal cellist Herb Mahelona.
At Schatz’s request, Mahelona has also arranged “Hawaii Ponoi” and “Poliahu” for the program.
The Kamuela Philhar-monic Orchestra Society is a 501(c)(3); donations may be tax deductible. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 5550, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 or contributed via the orchestra’s website.