Pharmacy presents piano concert to aid student health center

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Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Research shows listening to music has health benefits, and the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hopes music also will benefit UH Hilo’s Student Health Services at a piano concert beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert features classical compositions performed by top young pianists in Hilo ranging from ages 7-20 who study with pianist Anthony Maroudas.

Maroudas was born and raised in South Africa, and studied with Lamar Crowson, pianist in the Melos Ensemble of London. An active soloist, chamber musician and collaborator, Maroudas has performed in South Africa, London, Greece and the United States. He is now based in Hilo where he has his teaching studio.

Performers include:

• Nicholas Winters, 18, a student at UH Hilo who recently graduated from Waiakea High School, performs Rachmaninoff Prelude and the Chopin Scherzo in C-sharp minor.
• Mayuko Yoshida, 15, attends Hilo High School and plays two Intermezzi by Brahms, the first movement of Beethoven's 27th Sonata in E minor, and Debussy's Prelude “The Hills of Anacapri.”
• Ryan Witthans,15, attends Kamehameha Schools and will play the final movement of Prokofiev's second piano Sonata, plus a work by Shostakovich.
• Bryn Witthans, 15, attends Kamehameha Schools and performs a Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach plus a work by Kabalevsky.
• Marleena Sheffield, 20, attends Hawaiʻi Community College and performs the final two movements of Beethoven's Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1.
• Willa Wiggins, 16, from Hakalau, performs J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in F minor from Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier Book 2, as well as Hector Villa Lobos' “O Polichinelo.”
• Abby Atkinson, 15, attends Hilo High School and performs an Invention by J.S. Bach and a Sonata by Domenico Scarlatti.
• Edinn Kitagawa, 7, attends Waiakea Elementary School and will play a Sonatina by the Bohemian composer Anton Beszwarowsky and an Invention by J.S. Bach.

Tickets are $10 general admission, students and seniors $5. Payment by cash or check only. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

For disability accommodation, contact DKICP at 933-2909 or 933-3334 (TTY) a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event.

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