Free Summer Concert

Honolulu Youth Symphony News Release 

The Honolulu Youth Symphony (HYO) and the Pacific Music Institute (PMI) Teaching Fellows will be performing at the St. Damien’s Church on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Earlier in the day, a private performance will also be provided to the kupuna residents of Home Pumehana.  

Two musicians, Yani Quemado and Daniel Guevara, will be visiting Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Pacific Music Institute from July 7 to 16, which is being held in Honolulu for students in middle and high school. Yani and Daniel attended the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland this summer, and were selected to join PMI as teaching fellows. In addition to their visit to Molokai, they will also be teaching and performing in Honolulu and Nanakuli. The concerts are sponsored by the Hawaii Youth Symphony. 

Guevara is a violist and violinist with extensive orchestral experience, including the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with two award-winning chamber groups—The Gallant String Quartet and The Kourdisma Quartet.  Quemado is a versatile violinist and founding member of the Kannas Quartet and the Resiliencia Ensemble, and has appeared at the Montecito International Music Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Aurora Music Festival and more.

Additionally, two Molokai youth, Alena and Mathayus Scherling, will be attending PMI on scholarship. 

Don’t miss this one-hour performance on July 14!


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