VIVO is the melding of sounds from three musicians who are accomplished in their own right:
Pianist, vocalist, ukulele player and award-winning songwriter Ruth Shiroma Foster
Hoku award-winning violinist Duane Padilla, who also plays with the Hot Club of Hulaville and the Hawai`i Symphony and has recently added rhythm guitar to his list of skills
Clarinetist, composer and arranger Norman Foster, who plays with the Hawai`i Symphony and has for many years played in a range of styles, include jazz improvisation and pop.
The VIVO sound is warm and retrospective. VIVO features original works by Ruth and new interpretations on a range of favorites including including Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, the music of the '80s, Broadway, the American songbook and more. With the range of song selections and combination of instruments the trio brings to the stage, VIVO can't easily be categorized, but audiences have noted that the group's passionate style and its attention to creating beautiful music is what unifies the quality of VIVO's sound.
JUNE 11, 2013: VIVO Celebrates 1 Year
Climb the stairs and be transported to that cozy, romantic place where the lights are low and the music is intimate and beautiful.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:00 to 11:00 PM
WHAT: The year's gone by quite quickly, and we're celebrating VIVO's 1 year anniversary! Along the way, we've watched our music evolve to be even more unique, including more sounds from the ukulele, guitar and the bass clarinet. We've come up with refreshing takes on old favorites like Fly Me to the Moon and Cry Me a River and kept audiences smiling with originals like Habitually Late and Bad Karma. Earlier this year, we performed to a sold-out crowd at the Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Performing Arts Studio. And this summer, we're looking to complete a CD and music video project. Most importantly, though, we've made lots of friends along the way.
FOOD & DRINK: Celebrate with cake! Some friends will bring food to share, and anyone is welcome to do the same. Drinks are from The Dragon Upstairs bar only - please be generous!
COVER: $5 cover. 100% goes to the musicians.
SCHEDULING NOTE: We usually play on the FIRST TUESDAY, but June 11 is an exception to accommodate the musicians' schedules. We are NOT playing on June 4.