Mother’s Day Concert: Featuring The Volcano Chamber Players

May 12, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
$25 VAC Member/$30 Non-Member

Mother’s Day Chamber Music Concert at Niaulani 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to present the Volcano Chamber Players, classical music concert to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2024, from 4 to 6pm at Volcano Art Center’s Dietrich Varez Hall in Volcano Village. Treat your mother or yourself to an afternoon of fine chamber music. Beverages and pupu will be available for purchase.

The concert is a special tribute to mothers and will entertain the entire family, seating is limited.


About the Volcano Chamber Players
(from left to right)

Susan McGovern was born and raised in Honolulu and began violin studies when she was 10 years old.  She graduated with a degree in Music Education from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a member of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchid Isle Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Kona. She and husband Rob moved to Volcano in 1985, where she worked as a National Park Ranger in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. She served as Education Director for the Volcano Art Center and continues to lead Road Scholar education groups through five Hawaiian Islands.

Kelly Stuart is a cellist based on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Their career has taken them around the world, performing for musical theatre, chamber ensembles, and as a solo artist. A founding member of the Elbe Ensemble (Dresden, Germany), Kelly was also the Artist-in-Residence for rural schools in South Monterey County, California, from 2014-2015. They have appeared in the Forest Hill Concert Series (San Francisco), the Berkeley Arts and Letters lecture series, and on as a featured soloist. Holding a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine, they currently perform with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hilo Community Players, and the Trio 19th Parallel. They were also a nominee for the 2020 Pushcart Prize in Nonfiction.

Cathy Young is a violinist, violist, pianist, cellist, conductor, and music arranger.  She studied piano privately from age six, and viola at age eight in the Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia.  While serving in the Peace Corps in Belize, was introduced to the Suzuki method of teaching music.  She currently teaches strings and piano at her Young Music Studio in Kea‘au.  She plays violin and viola with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.  She is founder and conductor of the Orchid Isle Orchestra, which will present their Spring Concert on May 22 at East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo.   

Alden Young was born and raised in Kea‘au and began playing piano at age 3, at the same he picked up the violin.  He graduated from Hilo High School in 2015.  He attended the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he was Assistant Principal Second for the Peer Gynt Suite and played in the special “conductor’s” orchestra.  He graduated with a Music degree in Violin Performance.  Alden has soloed and performed with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.  Currently, he is concertmaster of the Orchid Isle Orchestra where he recently performed the famous Accolay Violin Concerto.



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