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Featuring Kunia Galdiera and Matt Akiona in a musical voyage celebrating the people and culture of Hawai’i with the 8 violins of The Hutchins Consort.

May 19, 3pm

St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach CA 92660
Tickets: $35 adults, $20 seniors/students, $60 family package (2 adults and 2 children)

The Hutchins Consort:
Steve Huber, Treble
Bethany Grace, Soprano
Chris Woods, Mezzo
Erin Breene, Alto
Sarah O´Brian, Alto
Pete Jacobson, Tenor
Alex Greenbaum, Baritone
Joe McNalley, Artistic Director, Bass
Tim McNalley, Contrabass
Maksim Velichkin, Piano

With Guest Artists Matt Akiona and Kunia Galdiera
About the Hutchins Consort: The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins, whose research into the acoustic properties of string instruments resulted in an innovative process called free-plate tuning; a precise method of refining the top and back plates of a violin before it is assembled to bring it to peak acoustic performance. The fruits of her labor are the eight Hutchins violins, ranging in size from the 18.5-inch treble to the 7.2-foot contrabass. Like all violins, these instruments capture the emotional element of the music. They have the additional unique advantage of being crafted as a complete set with the same harmonic DNA — giving them the ability to produce a unique array of sounds that add a new dimension to the works they perform.

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