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Digging out from under

People have asked me about my “vacation,” and I feel like saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” or “I need to come back to work to relax!” In a nutshell, during my 30 nights away from Hawaii: At … 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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Love at first sight

I always look forward to the Exhibition of musical instruments and music at the Boston Early Music Festival which opened today. Vreni Griffith and I decided to go there after hearing the Peabody Conservatory, and look who we found in … Continue reading

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BEMF: Boston Marathon

I am here in Boston at the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) and so far in three days I have seen two Monteverdi operas, heard two concerts and been to the Church of the Advent for their Sunday service. But … Continue reading

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Twenty-four hours!

As I am now sitting in the Newark airport for about six hours till my flight to Boston boards, I am calculating that it will be twenty-four hours (!) from my departure from Honolulu until I arrive at Edith Ho’s home … Continue reading

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The journey continues

VIDEO: Iolani School’s Hospice Class teaches about life through death. In this post, I am going to deviate a bit from blogging about music and turn to the subject of hospice and end-of-life care which is the subject of an … Continue reading

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Quicksilver in Hawaii

Ask the average person in the street in Hawaii if they’ve heard of ‘Quicksilver’, and you’ll most likely get the answer, “Oh, yes, that’s the big wave surfing tournament named in memory of surfer Eddie Aikau.” It has only been held nine times in … Continue reading

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Still speaking to me

You remember Derek Chester, don’t you? He was one of three tenors who came to sing our unforgettable Monteverdi Vespers in 2010. Today he mentioned my name in a Facebook link to the publication, examiner.com (published just today, February 24, 2015), … Continue reading

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The concert audience

I meant to say something about the audience at the Boston Early Music Festival which we attended last week — and I wanted to tell you how extraordinarily quiet they were. Not one cell phone went off in the twenty-two … Continue reading

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Nothing short of phenomenal

As we knew from past Festivals, the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival was going to be nothing short of extraordinary — in the wide variety and extremely high level of the performances, the huge number of international performers, and total … Continue reading

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