Honolulu’s Fresh Chamber brought the salon concept back last night to Studio 909, with “beached!” featuring the music of American composer Amy Beach and the work of Hawaii artist Dorothy Faison.
It was a rare and exquisite Honolulu experience, as if you were transported to 1880 in Paris. Over 80 people showed up to experience an intimate gathering of music, art, conversation and food!
“We’re going for more of a salon atmosphere than a concert atmosphere,” said Wellington, a violinist with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra.
Exquisite performances, delicious bites prepared by Fumiko Wellington, and supported by volunteers in love with presenting fresh concepts in Honolulu. If you missed it, this is what I witnessed.
Excerpt from Honolulu Pulse about Dorothy Faison:
“Faison’s most recent work of note is the fictional “Lawnboat Historical Society,” a whimsical account of an era in which boats transported grass lawns across the ocean to Hawaii. She has created a website, paintings and “historical” documents and artifacts as part of her chronicle. For this event, she will be creating a “wrap” around the performance area, decorated with motifs from her “lawnboat” series.”
Listen to Noe Tanigawa’s HPR interview.
Performances by mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover, a University of Hawaii-Manoa voice professor and symphony musicians Ignace Jang on violin, violist Colin Belisle, cellist Joanna Morrison-Pernela and UH piano professor Thomas Yee.
Location: Studio 909, Hawaii Musicians Union building, 909 Kapiolani Blvd.
|I’ve been a collector of fabulous things since college. A bona-fide professional shopper, I’ve amassed a pretty good selection of jewelry, clothes, house wares and art from all over. It’s come time for me to part with a major chunk of these goods. This is my solution.Join me this Sunday afternoon for a fashionable wares sale. Email me for the exact location
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Lots of fabulous bargains abound, including this one. Gold Sea Shells necklace, $35. Deals for multiple purchases too … Whatever your budget, I’ll work with you. AND I can even create unique looks tailored for you. Let me know if there’s anything you’re looking for … and if you’ll be joining us!
Happening in our hood next month. Have you been before? Sounds like good eats!
Candles by Diptyque are a new obsession of mine, thanks to a recent introduction at Cielo Home.
The candles aren’t cheap at $60, but the claim is it’s just $1 an hour because they last 60 hours. And you’ll get to burn every last drop of wax, so nothing’s wasted.
I’ve barely made a dent in mine after several evening sessions, so I’ll keep you posted if the claim is indeed true.
Summer heat can be lovely. But not when it also melts your makeup off your face, makes your hair stick to your scalp, and creates heat rash where you just don’t need it!
Point the fan on your body in one direction, and another in the opposite way. I promise you will at least momentarily feel cool, especially after a cold shower.
And every moment without beads of sweat bursting out is a good thing.
Sweat can be good, but keep it off me while I blow dry my hair!
Investing in a real umbrella that can handle Portland’s erratic weather, including windy rain sheets, is essential in my book. By golly let’s save our gorgeous coats from some rain. I think I’ve found the perfect marriage of durable and light with this one pictured by ShedRain. I love my printed J.Crew pop-outs, but they’re all broken and too heavy to cart daily for the “just in case” thundershowers. Get it from me at Nordstrom.