Tag Archives: Hawaii Public Radio

Organist on the radio!

It’s been three days since Joey Fala’s triumphant concert last Sunday, and people are still commenting and raving about his performance to me. Last Friday, Karl Bachman, the Dean of the local Hawaii Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, … Continue reading

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Dating an organist

I found the following post from CBC Music of Canada to be highly amusing as well as educational and would like to share it with you, along with some commentary and pictures of my own. The words printed in italic are from … Continue reading

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A little diversion

When I help students prepare for a concert or even for playing a church service, we somehow always have another piece “on the side” —perhaps a new piece, just for a change of pace. For myself, having a piece outside … Continue reading

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Springtime in Provence

This blog supposedly has the underlying theme of music but sometimes I deviate to include travel, art, and today, food. For seventeen years, Chef George Mavrosalassitis, a James Beard winner whose Honolulu restaurant, Chef Mavro, has been awarded a five-diamond star … 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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Beware of lunch invitations!

I thought by now I would be settling in to a nice retired life, watching soap operas and eating chocolate bon-bons, and scheduling only events like a few organ lessons, meals and naps, and then you know what happened — I received … Continue reading

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Full court press!

Okay, you probably didn’t know that I knew this term from basketball? According to Wikipedia, “A full-court press is a basketball term for a defensive style in which the defense applies man-to-man or zone defense to pressure the offensive team … Continue reading

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Fortepiano hits the mainstream

This morning when we opened the Star Advertiser paper, we eagerly looked for Steven Mark’s article about the fortepiano — and were not disappointed.  Click the link here to read the story. As usual, Mark’s article was filled with many … Continue reading

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A miracle by any measure

We have just now received word that our May 13-14 performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor were a success in every way — we knew that they were an artistic triumph, but now we have just learned that … Continue reading

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Thank you, Hawaii Public Radio!

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Noe Tanigawa had interviewed Carl Crosier and recorded part of the orchestra rehearsal last night for a “sound bite.” The story will air on Hawaii Public Radio on Friday, May 13th. Turn on your … Continue reading

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