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Out of my comfort zone

I spent the weekend in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, playing harpsichord in the Early Music Hawaii concert. After a mad dash to the airport after teaching organ lessons on Saturday morning, I arrived in Kona and was taken … Continue reading

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Concerts, oboes and organs

I just finished playing my last gig for the Christmas season, Iolani School’s Winter Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Even though I have officially “retired” from playing daily chapels at the school, John Alexander invited me to play the Cathedral organ … Continue reading

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Magic from the harpsichord man

This week was the annual visit of Carey Beebe, who takes care of all the harpsichords in Hawaii on his way back home to Australia from the Carmel Bach Festival. He not only tuned the two harpsichords in my condo (Zuckermann … Continue reading

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Chamber music, anyone?

Anyone want to play chamber music with me? As some of you saw on my Facebook page, I now have TWO harpsichords and one pipe organ in my apartment, and I was so fortunate that my houseguest, Jason Anderson was … Continue reading

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A mighty fortress

  A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing. Well, what else would you expect a bunch of Lutherans to sing after visiting the Wartburg Castle where Martin Luther spent translating the Bible into German? Our tour leader, Dr. … Continue reading

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A story instead of an obituary

My sister-in-law, Carol Rodi (Carl Crosier’s sister) made the comment recently, “It’s SOOOO expensive to live in Hawaii, and it’s even MORE expensive to die!” We were meeting with people at the mortuary, who were more than happy to do anything … Continue reading

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A day on the coast

We spent the day with Cheryl and Byron Will; she is an organist-choirmaster of a small Episcopal parish here, and he is a Portland harpsichord builder who has an international clientele. Carl has actually known Cheryl from childhood — it … Continue reading

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Keyboard Mini-Festival

My last two concerts of the day were a fortepiano recital with Anthony Romaniuk and Yi-heng Yang and an ensemble called Gli Incogniti. The fortepiano recital was held at the Museum of Fine Art and was part of a keyboard … Continue reading

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Virtuoso viol

The day started poorly — I spilled orange juice at breakfast on my wireless keyboard then Carl tipped over his wine glass at lunch, not only spilling the wine but also breaking the glass. And this was at our favorite … 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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