Music Transformed and Transforming

Linda Laderach and Larry Schipull

Linda Laderach and Larry Schipull

A news release from the Lutheran Church of Honolulu reads:

Panufnik, Beach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Barber, and Piazzolla, oh my!!
A fabulous trio of musicians comes to Honolulu while on a nation-wide tour. Music Transformed and Transforming is a program of music for piano, organ, and violin in different combinations performed by visiting professors Linda Laderach and Larry Schipull (Mount Holyoke College), and Grant Moss (Smith College). All three of these dynamic performers have concertized across the United States, Europe and Asia. The concert features the premiere of several stunning new arrangements for four hand piano and violin as well as some of your favorite violin melodies.

I took a photo of Larry Schipull at the Église Saint Calixte in Pontpierre.

I took a photo of Larry Schipull at the Église Saint Calixte in Pontpierre.

I actually found out about this concert in September while on my recent tour of historic pipe organs in France—that’s when I met Larry Schipull and Grant Moss who were also on the same tour! Larry Schipull is the one who first told me that they were coming to Hawaii in November; you can read his complete bio here, but what I found interesting was this:

Before Schipull’s appointment as Mount Holyoke College organist and associate professor, he was on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong, where he was active as a recitalist and accompanist, with solo appearances in the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the City Hall Silver Jubilee celebrations.

Grant Moss

Grant Moss

Grant Moss teaches at Smith College, and you can find his complete bio here. He has a doctorate from Yale which means he is familiar with the Woolsey Hall organ I wrote about in yesterday’s post.

You can find Linda Laderach’s complete bio here, and what I found impressive is that she “combines a performing career on both Baroque and modern violin with her teaching career at Mount Holyoke.” She and Larry have worked on an interactive CD-ROM program on historically informed performance.

Grant and Larry are at the far end of the table at our farewell dinner in Épinal, France.

Grant and Larry are at the far end of the table at our farewell dinner in Épinal, France.

Yesterday, my former student Joey Fala texted me that he saw on Facebook that Larry Schipull was in Hawaii, and was surprised to learn that I had met him on my France trip. But what was even more “WOW!” for me was that Joey was Larry’s houseguest for a week only a few weeks ago! Another item for the “It’s a small world” department!

The free concert will be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 pm.

About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.
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