Category Archives: Ian Capps

Kings and Queens

Ever since I returned from my mainland trip, I have had to hit the ground running. For the last three nights I have rehearsed with the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers for our concert tomorrow night, 7:30 pm at the … Continue reading

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Early Music in Kona

Was worth driving over hundred miles to hear an exquisite musical event. The interweaving voices and exceptional blend in a carpeted church was an experience of aural beauty. I’m still in awe of what you accomplished. I’m especially happy I didn’t … Continue reading

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Introvert

Adele, Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Britney Spears . . . what do all these musicians have in common? According to Arlin Cuncic, all these people consider themselves shy and introverted. Adele, a Grammy-winning British pop singer … Continue reading

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The EMH Chamber Singers debut

Tonight was the dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s Early Music Hawaii concert called “Bridging the Centuries 2” which will be the debut of the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers. I must say that EMH has picked the cream of the crop … Continue reading

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Post-concert decompression

Somehow I just knew last weekend’s concert was going to be a great success, because when Dana Marsh walked into my apartment for the first time last Monday, and we opened the blinds, this is the view that greeted us: … Continue reading

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Three old friends

It was January 14, 2015 when I attended a board meeting of Early Music Hawaii that I first suggested the name Dana Marsh to conduct a concert here. It was actually Peter Hallock who told us about Dana years and years ago — Dana was one … Continue reading

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Spectacular Vespers!

Last night’s performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 capped off a spectacular day and was for me the perfect end of the Boston Early Music Festival. (The Festival does not end until Sunday but it is the end for me because I am traveling … Continue reading

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Total ‘Triumph’

Tonight’s all-women’s Early Music Hawaii concert, “Triumph Against the Odds,” had Carl Crosier’s fingerprints all over it — a total triumph, in terms of programming, execution, and the added bonus of a great audience. Carl selected all the women who sang in … Continue reading

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A week of calm before the storm

Last week was a week of calm for me since I wasn’t able to teach any organ lessons — the reason being was that we hosted organbuilder Hans-Ulrich Erbsloeh from Hamburg, Germany and his colleague, Bernharndt Becker, while they replaced … Continue reading

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Another great artist

“I wouldn’t do this for anyone except Kristian Bezuidenhout,” Carl said last night, when it was announced that our favorite performer on the fortepiano would be playing the late-night concert beginning at 11 pm. Paul O’Dette, the Boston Early Music … Continue reading

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