More On Maui | Explore MACC Events | March 2016
A local favorite since opening in 1994, the Maui Art's & Cultural Center (MACC) has been home to some of Maui's greatest musical and artistic performances! Performing artists have ranged from across the world to our very own island backyard. So, once the sunburn of the day needs a break, lay out in front of the outside concert hall or relax into one of the indoor performing theaters. Bring the whole family, plan a cozy date, or come by yourself, to enjoy some smooth sounds and experiences under the starry night sky and warm palms of Maui.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe
Thursday, March 3, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe galvanizes global flamenco talent in electrifying and authentic showcases conceived in the company’s home base of Santa Fe, NM. Founded in 2008, the company’s crowd-pleasing performances immerse aficionados as well as those newly fascinated by flamenco in a centuries-old world of song and dance. Lead dancer and artistic director Juan Siddi’s rigorous choreography captures flamenco’s rich cultural heritage and infuses it with contemporary flair. Virtuosic musicians and vocalists, many hailing from Spain, heighten the dramatic power. The company has left memorable impressions touring the U.S., Europe and Middle East. In 2014, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe joined forces with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for a shared management structure and enhanced artistic synergies.
Tickets: $12, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)
Sarah Chang, Violin, and Julio Elizalde, Piano
Friday, March 4; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. She has recorded exclusively for EMI Classics for 20 years. Praised as a musician of “compelling artistry and power,” Julio Elizalde is one of the most sought-after and multifaceted artists of his generation. He has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. The duo will perform works by Bartok, Brahms, Franck and Ravel.
“Ms. Chang was a wonder. Her full, beautiful tone, unimpeachable intonation, and restrained sincerity worked perfectly...”
—The New York Times
Tickets: $12, $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)
Saturday, March 5, 2016; A&B Amphitheater; 7:30 pm; Events Lawn gates at 4:00 pm/ Amphitheater gates at 5:30 pm
For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at
concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural as well as three Latin GRAMMYs. He also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013).
Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” With the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on.
Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.” It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.
Tickets: $65 $79, $89, $129, with a limited number of premium $149 seats
Lύnasa with Tim O’Brien
Saturday, March 5, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Lúnasa, described by the Associated Press as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet,” joins forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, Tim O’Brien, in a rich and exciting concert of trans-Atlantic collaboration. Lúnasa features all-Ireland champions like fiddler Sean Smyth and other world-class players, including veterans of The Waterboys and Donal Lunny’s Coolfin. O’Brien’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, and other Nashville heavyweights. Together they explore the rich and exciting connection between Appalachian music and its updated Irish ancestry.
Tickets: $35 (plus applicable fees)
Lee Brice & Jerrod Niemann
Sunday, March 6, 2016; A&B Amphitheater; 6:00 pm, gates at 5:00pm
with special guest, Lily Meola
Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, “I Don’t Dance,” is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Brice is known for his chart-topping Nashville inspired hit songs, and most recently, his show-stopping performance on the 2014 Academy of Country Music telecast, where he also won “Song of the Year.”
Recording artist and Nashville hit-maker, Jerrod Niemann, is adding the finishing touches to his upcoming album, which will follow his RIAA Gold-certified multiweek #1 smash, “Drink to That All Night.” Niemann’s chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the #1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, “What Do You Want.” Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT, and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban.
Tickets: $39, $49, $59, $79 and a limited number of premium $129 seats (plus applicable fees)
Baldwin High School Band
Tuesday, March 8, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm
Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series on Tuesday, March 8! H.P. Baldwin High School's spring concert is one of the longest running annual concerts in Hawaii! This series allows the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s young performing artists. Come support these hard working students by attending the FREE concert!
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 11, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Joel Revzen, Conductor; Joyce Yang, Piano
The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra returns to the MACC with a Spanish-themed program featuring pianist, Joyce Yang, and conductor Joel Revzen. Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her virtuosity, lyricism, and magnetic stage presence. Maestro Joel Revzen leads this program featuring Manuel de Falla’s, Nights in the Gardens of Spain (featuring Yang), Strauss’s dazzling, Don Juan, and selections from Bizet’s, Carmen.
Tickets: $32, $42, $62 & $82(Gold Circle) Half-price tickets available in all categories for kids 12 and under and UH-MC students with valid ID -- (plus applicable fees)
Lahainaluna High School Band
Tuesday, March 14, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm
Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series on Tuesday, March, 1, featuring Lahainaluna High School Band! The concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s young performing artists. Come support these hard working students by attending the FREE concert!
AARP Hawaii Movies for Grownups Presents “JOY”
Wednesday, March 16; McCoy Studio Theater; 6:00 pm
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence, and the scars of love pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm, and Dascha Polanco.
Tickets: This is a FREE event, open to the public, however registration is required and seating is first-come, first-served. Patrons must preregister and bring their confirmation email to attend. Register online at http://aarp.cvent.com/JOY_Kahului. It is unlikely that we will have more guests than seats, but it is a possibility. Should the event be full, please note that AARP is not required to provide you a ticket to a future show. Be sure to arrive early.
The Midtown Men
Friday, March 18, Castle Theater, 7:30 pm
This sensational production reunites four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit “Jersey Boys.” Now, as The Midtown Men, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood," "Katie," and "The Chew." Additionally, the Men collaborated with rock and roll icon Stevie Van Zandt on their first radio single, "All Alone On Christmas," featuring Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.
Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $125 (plus applicable fees)
Hawai`i’s Natural High Presents An Evening with Comedienne WENDY LIEBMAN
Saturday, March 19, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm
Wendy Liebman took a class called, "How to be a Stand-up Comedian" at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in 1985, and since then, she’s performed on Carson, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Kimmel, Ferguson, and Hollywood Squares, and in clubs throughout North America. Wendy has done specials for HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime, and was saved by judge Howard Stern to become a semifinalist on NBC’s America's Got Talent, Season 9. She lives in Los Angeles with her funny family and dogs, and produces “Locally Grown Comedy” at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, a monthly show featuring the best stand-ups around. Check out her DVD, “Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV,” on Amazon!
Tickets: $26 (GA, plus applicable fees)
Maui Pops Orchestra – Spring Pops
Sunday, March 20, 2016; Castle Theater; 3 pm
Maui Pops Orchestra’s Spring Pops concert features internationally acclaimed pianist, Ian Parker, who has performed with many of the finest orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. He will be performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. This concerto is one of the giants of the repertoire, and it will be a rare opportunity to hear such a dynamic and powerful work. The first half of the concert will be “Scheherazade,” the symphonic poem by Rimsky-Korsakov. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, Scheherazade must tell a story every night to save her life. Guest concertmaster, Andrew Sords, will perform the exquisite violin solo that depicts Scheherazade.
Tickets: $15, $30, $40, $50; Half-price students 18 & under (plus applicable fees)
Patrons who purchase tickets to all four shows in the Maui Pops series (12/6; 1/24; 2/21; & 3/20) will receive a 10% discount off each ticket price. Student discount does not apply to $15 tickets
What is Mana?
Sunday, March 20, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 3:00 pm
The word mana is used often in our community but do we really know what it means or refers to? Is it power? Is it spirit? Is it a life force? Is it an energy or something else altogether? A group of community experts come together to share and discuss this topic and what it might mean to you. This event is cosponsored by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.
Tickets: $12 (plus applicable fees)
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Thursday, March 24, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. Lisa was a Marvellete when she first auditioned for Luther Vandross, who was to become her employer, her mentor, and her champion. She was thrust into the spotlight with her memorable appearance in the 2013 Oscar-winning documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom. Lisa has found ideal coconspirators in Grand Baton. The band’s organic fusion of African, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean rhythms, psychedelic soul, and progressive rock awakens and ignites Lisa’s flexibility and freedom of expression.
Tickets: $65, $50, $35 (plus applicable fees)
Starry Night Cinema: INSIDE OUT
Saturday, March 26, 2016; A&B Amphitheater; 7:00 pm movie/ 5:30 pm gates
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “Inside Out!” Come early and enjoy preshow entertainment, an art activity for the kids, and a prize giveaway! Food vendors will be on site and drinks will be available for purchase as well. Join us for some FREE FAMILY FUN! If it's rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. Sorry, no coolers or outside food/beverages allowed.
ABOUT THE FILM: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, they all conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Star Voices: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Exhibit: Art Maui 2016
March 27 – April 23, 2016 (Opening, March 26)
Schaefer International Gallery; Open Tue - Sun from 10 am – 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)
Art Maui continues to showcase the growing community of visual artists on Maui in their 38th annual juried community exhibit. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to enter their work. Drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewelry, and digital media are included in this popular show, organized and presented by the Art Maui Board of Directors.