Category Archives: Carl Crosier

Absolutely phenomenal!

If ever there was a two-headed person with three hands, that was what we in a sold-out audience saw and heard at tonight’s stunning Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concert with JoAnn Falletta, conductor. It was absolutely phenomenal! That was my reaction … Continue reading

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Aloha, Auntie Neva

You may remember my telling you about my husband Carl’s unique voice, in which I wrote: The child was in great demand as a boy soprano, having a voice “as clear as a bell.” He found himself singing solos not … Continue reading

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Sneak peek!

Hey, want to have a sneak peek at what I’m going to be wearing on Saturday, March 3rd? Some of you may have seen my Facebook page about Ala Moana Shopping Center, where I’ve been going a lot lately. Business Insider … Continue reading

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Sushi … in Mexico?

Of all people I am the last person who should write a restaurant review. Oh, it is true that I have eaten the most delicious and diverse food in some of the world’s top restaurants—most notably Wagyu beef in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season, part 2

In the last four days, I have attended three concerts and gotten my chance to be an audience member. I used to remember Carl Crosier saying that as performers it was our job to make it Christmas for everyone else—now … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

I was telling someone recently that in the “old days,” my husband and I could count on one hand the number of nights we were home during the month of December. In fact, sometimes two whole weeks went by when … Continue reading

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Juicy and luscious

If you were thinking I was describing something to eat, guess again—I’m actually describing the music tonight at the Oahu Choral Society concert! It was a program of all familiar carols, but in all contemporary and fresh versions that made … Continue reading

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Organ connections

To follow up on the post I wrote about musical prodigy Alma Deutscher, the person in the 60 Minutes segment was indeed my former student, Robert (Bob) Gjerdingen, who is now a music professor at Northwestern University. It was only … Continue reading

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Lutheran Night for UH Choirs

If you hadn’t paid attention, you could have sworn you were at a Lutheran church tonight instead of being in St. Andrew’s Cathedral. As I overheard someone ask Karl Bachman, music director of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church whom I saw … Continue reading

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Brava, Connie!

BRAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT HIGHS, CJ!!!!!!! That was the comment on Facebook yesterday by Glenn Uejio,  Constance Harding Uejio‘s husband,  after her exquisite rendition of Handel’s “Concerto in B-flat for Harp and Strings,” op. 4 no. 6, with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Of … Continue reading

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