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Concert Videos

Jazz Program – MELE Recording Session 2024

Organzied by Dean Taba, Eric Lagrimas, & Honolulu Community College’s Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) program. Head Engineer: Javin Taira

May 2024

Jazz Program – Winter Concert 2023

Led by Dean Taba, Noel Okimoto, & Ryan Howe

December 2023

Symphony Program – Winter Concert 2023

Led by Joe Stepec (YSI), Susan Ochi-Onishi & Elton Masaki (YSII), and Wayne Fanning (CO)

December 2023

Summer Strings – Intermediate Class 2023

Conducted by Jeff Hamano

July 2023

Summer Strings – Beginning Class 2023

Conducted by Jeff Hamano

July 2023

HYS Aloha Concert 2023

Performances by Youth Symphony II (conducted by Elton Masaki & Susan Ochi-Onishi), and Youth Symphony I (conducted by Joseph Stepec) with special guest Kathleen Stuart at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center Ballroom. Senior Aloha Ceremony with Aloha ʻOe conducted by Michael Lim.

Audio and video by Duane Padilla.

May 2023

HYS Symphony Program Spring Concert 2023

Performances by Concert Orchestra (conducted by Hannah Watanabe & Wayne Fanning), Youth Symphony II (conducted by Elton Masaki & Susan Ochi-Onishi), and Youth Symphony I (conducted by Joseph Stepec) at Moanalua High School Performing Arts Center.

Audio and video by Duane Padilla.

April 2023

HYS Symphony Program Winter Concert 2022

Performances by Concert Orchestra (conducted by Hannah Watanabe & Wayne Fanning), Youth Symphony II (conducted by Elton Masaki & Susan Ochi-Onishi), and Youth Symphony I (guest conducted by Alex Peña).

Audio and video by Duane Padilla.

December 2022

HYS Jazz Winter Concert 2022

Performances by Intermediate Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Advanced Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). Led by Dean Taba, Ryan Howe, and Noel Okimoto.

Audio and video by Duane Padilla.

December 2022

He Makana O Nā Mele (The Gift of Music) 2022

Performances by Youth Symphony I, HYS Jazz, Concert String Orchestra, and MITCH Nanakuli. Special guest artists Raiatea Helm, Iggy Jang, Ginny Tiu. With conductors Joe Stepec, Chad Uyehara, and Yuseon Nam.

Executive Producers: Randy Wong & Michael Harris.

December 2022

HYS Summer Strings 2022

Performances by the Beginning and Intermediate classes of Summer Strings 2022. Directed by Jeffrey Hamano.

July 2022

HYS Symphony Program Spring Concert 2022

Performances by Youth Symphony I & II. Led by Wayne Fanning, Elton Masaki, Susan Ochi-Onishi, Joseph Stepec, and Hannah Watanabe.

April 2022

HYS Listen & Learn Concert 2022

Educational concert introducing orchestral instruments and the magic of the orchestra! Performed by youth, for youth.

Led by Joe Stepec, Susan Ochi-Onishi, Elton Masaki, Hannah Watanabe, and Wayne Fanning.

March 2022

HYS Winter Concert 2022

Performances by our Symphony Program ensembles!

Led by Joe Stepec, Susan Ochi-Onishi, Elton Masaki, Hannah Watanabe, and Wayne Fanning.

December 2021

HYS Na Mele: The Gift of Music 2021

Performances by Hawaii Youth Symphony, Special Guest Amy Hānaialiʻi, Jake Shimabukuro, and Junior Orchestras from Hawaiiʻs Sister Cities in Japan!

Led by Joe Stepec, Dean Taba, and Chad Uyehara.

December 2021

HYS Jazz Winter Concert 2021

Livestream performances by HYS Jazz’s Beginning Improvisation Group (BIG), Intermediate Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Advanced Contemporary Ensemble (ACE).

Led by Dean Taba (HYS Jazz Director), Noel Okimoto (instructor), and Ryan Howe (instructor).

December 2021

PMI 2021—Virtual Ensemble

“Overture On Themes From The Songbook Of Her Majesty Queen Lili`uokalani,” arranged by Michael Foumai

May 2021

Summer Strings 2021—Beginning & Intermediate Classes

Our newest young musicians in their first performance.

May 2021

HYS Class of 2021—”Celebration”

Wish the Class of 2021 the best by attending this virtual concert by graduating seniors.

May 2021

HYS Jazz Combo I — Spring Concert

2021 virtual concert by the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Jazz Combo I; presented by UH Statewide Cultural Extension Program, with support from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, UH Manoa Music Department, and City & County of Honolulu.

May 2021

HYS Jazz Combo II — Spring Concert

2021 virtual concert by the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Jazz Combo II; presented by UH Statewide Cultural Extension Program, with support from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, UH Manoa Music Department, and City & County of Honolulu.

May 2021

“Na Mele: The Gift of Music”

2020 virtual concert by the Hawaii Youth Symphony, with special guests Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, and Junior Orchestras from Hawaii’s Sister Cities in Japan

December 2020

“Listen & Learn”

2020 virtual educational concert by the HYS Symphony Program

Video assembled by HYS staff

December 2020

“Let It Snow” 

2020 virtual concert by the HYS Academy’s Concert String Orchestra
Chad Uyehara, Director

Video assembled by Duane Padilla

December 2020

“Mele Kalikimaka” 

2020 virtual concert by HYS Symphony+
Students rehearsed by our conductors

Video assembled by Duane Padilla

Music arranged by Michael-Thomas Foumai

December 2020

Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” 

2020 virtual concert by the HYS Academy’s Concert String Orchestra
Chad Uyehara, Director

Video assembled by Duane Padilla

November 2020

“We Never Stopped Making Music”

2020 virtual concert by the U.S. Youth Orchestra E-Festival
Featuring Hawaii Youth Symphony

HYS portion assembled by Becker Communications, Inc.

September 2020

“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”

2020 virtual concert by the Class of 2020
Musicians directed by Joseph Stepec and Dean Taba

Video assembled by Becker Communications, Inc.

April-May 2020

“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”

2020 virtual concert by the Class of 2020
Musicians directed by Joseph Stepec and Dean Taba

Video assembled by Becker Communications, Inc.

April-May 2020