Friday, December 1, 2023

Pianist Donna Stoering to tour islands

Internationally renowned pianist Donna Stoering will be giving free concerts throughout Hawaii. This will be her first-ever performance tour in Hawaii. All of the concerts will be free to the public but donations will be collected to benefit specific causes in Hawaii.

The beneficiary organizations were selected by Ms Stoering through her Notes for Nourishment series, a project of the global non-profit Listen for Life.

Concert details of Donna Stoering on Hawaii tour November 15-24:

  • Maui:
    Tuesday November 16th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Maui Music Conservatory, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,(in the Queen Kaahumanu Mall) Kahului, HI 96732
  • Big Island:
    Thursday November 18th 6-8pm East Hawaii Cultural Center
    141 Kalakaua Street Hilo, HI 96720
  • Oahu:
    Saturday November 20th 6-8pm Central Union Church
    1660 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96826
    Sunday November 21st 1:30-3:30pm Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
    1184 Bishop Street Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Kauai:
    Tuesday November 23rd
    Venue and location TBA

While performing in Hawaii, Stoering also hopes to speak to any individuals or organizations interested in joining Listen for Life, a global non-profit combining musicians with music listeners on a variety of projects that preserve music cultures, address specific social issues, create innovative music-media, and benefit local their communities. She is also seeking corporate sponsors or individual donors for their future projects throughout Hawaii.

Stoering and the Listen for Life Executive Director Andy Anderson will be in Maui November 15-17, on the Big Island November 18-19, on Oahu November 20-22, and on Kaui’i November 23-24. To contact them during the tour please call 510 540 8136.

About Donna Stoering

A Grammy nominee and protégé of the late Sir Georg Solti, she has been Artistic Ambassador for both the USA and Great Britain, Artist in Residence to Oxford University, a Marshall Scholar, international conference speaker, author, television host/presenter on national networks of many countries worldwide, and Artistic Director of her own production company that creates programs featuring traditional musicians from cultures around the globe. She has been the subject of one-hour specials on BBC, NPR, PBS, HKRT, and many other networks. Ms Stoering founded Listen for Life in London in 1998 while touring worldwide as a concert pianist, vocal soloist, choral composer/conductor and youngest-ever master teacher or competition adjudicator in the conservatories and broadcast networks of Russia, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Republic of Georgia, Canada, Bosnia, Philippines, Croatia, Ukraine, Brazil, Latvia, Panama, Netherlands, Austria, Wales, France, UK, USA, and many other countries. Her principal mission is to inspire other musicians to use their gifts, preserve their cultures, benefit their communities, and truly make a difference while developing their own skills and traditions to the fullest potential.

About Listen for Life and “Notes for Nourishment”

Founded in 1998 and completely volunteer-run, Listen for Life has thus far affected the lives of 9 million people through its people, productions, and projects in 45 countries, including Travels with Music (now shown on the BBC), the MusicMessage Campaign in schools to raise awareness of the impact of violent/negative lyrics, and the launch of UN Peace Day events. Notes for Nourishment, the newest project, encourages musicians of any style, demographic, or culture to donate their time and talents to give benefit concerts that will collect donations for relevant causes in their own communities, offering “great music for a great cause”. To demonstrate the power and potential of the Notes for Nourishment concept in Hawaii, Donna Stoering offered to give these initial fundraising concerts for specific causes on four of the Islands this month.

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