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Tag Archives: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
How many organists does it take to change a lightbulb? This was no joke, but an actual quip when I hosted the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists at my condo last night and we decided to take a group … Continue reading
Last Saturday night, I attended the Oahu Choral Society’s 20th Annual “Vivace” fundraiser and was I ever surprised to find myself seated at the head table! To my immediate right was Karen Kennedy, a choral directing legend in this town, … Continue reading
So I bought myself this T-shirt for Christmas, and you may remember I was wearing it when I flew to Kona in November to play Messiah. Never did I ever believe what was printed on it until last night. I … Continue reading
September is the traditional month for starting the school year. (However, in Hawaii, as in other locations, school has been starting earlier and earlier, and in fact started in July this summer!) September is also the month in which musical … Continue reading
For those who live in Honolulu, but donʻt follow sports (like myself), it has been hard to ignore all the press about Marcus Mariota, this yearʻs Heisman Trophy winner from St. Louis School, a local private high school. Even I … Continue reading
The Oahu Choral Society, with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, is presenting Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor tomorrow night only, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Under the direction of Esther Yoo, soloists include Youngmi Kim, … Continue reading
Are organists the only musicians who never know what to expect when they have to perform on their instruments? I can’t tell you the number of times I have come to the church and found something not working on the … Continue reading
It’s been a rough week. First we heard of the death of our long-time friend, Dale Noble, of Kamehameha Schools and Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church. I wrote a post about Dale which you can re-read by clicking here. On Dale’s FaceBook page, … Continue reading
The buzz this whole week has been about the emotional homecoming the symphony musicians received at the inaugural concerts of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra. There have been numerous articles and reviews in the newspaper, radio and television, and I have … Continue reading
At the announcement time last Sunday, Pastor Jeff Lilley asked parishioners to support the new Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra by buying tickets to their concerts and said there would be a group of LCHers going to one of the concerts together. … Continue reading