Violinist Ryu Goto performed with local student and professional musicians at Kawaiahao Church on Saturday as part of ANA Honolulu Music Week.
Sponsored by Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, the three-day music festival is intended to represent the cosmopolitan culture of Honolulu. “Through music we can communicate, and feel things we cannot express in words,” said a statement from Shunichi Tokura, senior executive director of the festival. “Just by listening to a melody, people can share its joy or sadness.”
Performances, many of which will be free, will be held at various venues in Honolulu. Visit hnlmusicweek.org for details. The festival ends Sunday.
Video by Craig T. Kojima