Tag Archives: Early Music Hawaii

Still aglow from Purcell

From Ian Capps, the president of Early Music Hawaii about last night’s concert at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, “Henry Purcell: Royal Odes and Anthems:” Congratulations and a big mahalo for a spectacular performance at all levels. The soloists were … Continue reading

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Standing ovation for Perfect Purcell 

Fantastic Early Music Hawaii concert at LCH tonight! Congratulations and thank you to Scott Fikse for leading the charge, Katherine Crosier and the orchestra for great music and the singers, notably Naomi Castro, Keane Ishii, Karol Nowicki, Sarah Lambert Connelly, … Continue reading

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Double duty

Tonight was our dress rehearsal for tomorrow night’s all-Purcell Early Music Hawaii concert at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. It was the first and last time all the players and singers came together to rehearse this glorious music before the concert. Contrary … Continue reading

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Prepping for Purcell

Enough of this jet lag! Just yesterday, I figured that I’d better start working on the music for next weekend’s Early Music Hawaii concert, especially since I was to attend my first rehearsal last night. The concert features Scott Fikse … Continue reading

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Duty calls …

I’ve been home now for three days and am having a miserable time with jet lag. My first night, I didn’t arrive into Honolulu until 10:30 pm, and by the time I retrieved my luggage, it was after 11:00 pm … Continue reading

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Too many balls!

It was bound to happen on a day like today—I had six appointments scheduled in six different locations (!) and I thought I was prepared. My day was supposed to start with an early morning board meeting of Early Music … Continue reading

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A four-concert weekend

Four concerts in one weekend? Is that a little bit much or what? Two of the concerts I’m attending are by choral groups led by musical colleagues, another is one in which two of my students are performing, and the last … Continue reading

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Instant connection

Have you ever met someone for the first time and within a few minutes felt as though you had known them forever? And that you could talk for hours on end, and never run out of things to say? Or … Continue reading

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One of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures

I just put clean sheets on the bed for a houseguest this week, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba player, who is coming to Honolulu as part of the trio called Chatham Baroque. The players also include Andrew Fouts, baroque violin;  and Scott Pauley, … Continue reading

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What a coincidence!

This afternoon was my turn at Hawaii Public Radio’s semi-annual fund drive, and I deliberately chose a time at which I would normally be listening: Fred Child’s Performance Today. Seems that in my busy schedule, I always seem to be driving … Continue reading

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