Tag Archives: Steve Dinion

Madison Square Garden?

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed 62,081 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.  … Continue reading

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Memorial Day musings

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who have died in the armed services. But it’s also used by families to remember loved ones — as I write this, my husband Carl Crosier is … Continue reading

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The greatest work of all ages and all peoples

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

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Joyful and focused

That’s how people are remembering percussionist Steve Dinion, who died suddenly yesterday, after a short bout with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Arnold Alconcel was kind enough to share this video of Steve, and I’m posting here for those of you who do … Continue reading

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A gentle soul, gone too soon

Before tonight’s rehearsal for the Bach Mass in B-Minor, the orchestra manager said there was going to be an important announcement. Violist Steve Flanter told us that percussionist Steve Dinion, had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma … Continue reading

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Little Drummer Boy

Certainly another highlight of this last Christmas was the multi-talented Stark family with its rendition of Katherine K. Davis’ popular “Carol of the Drum,” also known as “Little Drummer Boy.” They performed this piece as the Call to Worship at … Continue reading

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One down, two to go!

During last week’s Association of Lutheran Church Musicians conference, I can’t tell you how many people came up to Carl and said, “How’s retirement?” And Carl would answer, “I have three Sundays left!” It’s Sunday night as I write this, … Continue reading

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A new high

Aside from a chair falling over in between movements, last night’s opening performance of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor was perfect in every way. Maestro Carl Crosier set the pace with a grand opening Kyrie followed by a series … Continue reading

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