The one-way airmile ticket to Amsterdam in mid-June led me to the Dutch lock-keeper’s house in Utrecht, a place I had called home for a decade. Void of furniture and furnishings, it felt small. In fact, everything looked smaller than I had remembered it.
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A trained soprano approached me recently about adapting a famous Buddhist song, arranged for four-part voice, for a 45-person amateur choir, pianist, cello, and saxophone.
Sunday service at Utrecht’s most famous dome church is a must-experience. There’s more music than church.
Years ago, as a composition student, I was asked to write music to make use of the huge space in St Nicolas Church in Utrecht. Pressed for time, I adapted a piece for baroque recorders and baroque violin. Only at the premiere did I see the greater possibilities of space and movement.
This past January, I introduced myself in Joel Katz‘s intermediate ʻukulele class by announcing that I was downsizing from the nine foot grand piano to the less than two foot ʻukulele. People laughed. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t giving up the piano by any means. Rather, I was embracing the ʻukulele. It has my namesake after all: KU […]
Part two of Kerry Candaele’s Beethoven trilogy is under way. I pledged $35 for the Kickstarter Project which ends on May 19th, 2016. The way this crowd funding works is that if the goal is not reached, the fundraiser gets nothing. It’s my sincere hope that my friends and readers click on the above link and […]
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It’s a warm sunny day in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where the Romans stopped in 6 BC convinced that venturing further north would only lead them into swamp lands. Here the hand-laid brick paths pave the narrow streets that reek centuries of history and culture. The tallest building is the famous […]
Sadly I have succumbed to the high cost of living debacle and decided to leave now so that I may return again.
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- Minimalist, frugal living, and the path to zero waste management November 22, 2016
- All things Dutch and wonderful September 27, 2016
- Moving out, moving over, and moving on September 17, 2016
- Like-minded souls and their passion to collect sheet music September 12, 2016
- A rolling stone gathers no moss but eventually will meet others August 4, 2016
- The monument house: piano room July 30, 2016
- Planning travel: Maui to Boston, Utrecht to London July 27, 2016
- What you’re also learning when you take a piano class May 26, 2016
- Most commonly used chords for ʻukulele May 23, 2016
- Chord shape thinking from guitar to ukulele May 23, 2016
- How to remember music intervals and why October 3, 2015
- More than teaching piano September 27, 2015
- Happy Thai Girl on Thai Cooking Made Easy September 20, 2015
- 9/11 piano concert on Maui September 12, 2015
- Teaching from the gut August 3, 2015
- Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part four July 24, 2015
- Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part three July 23, 2015
- Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part two July 23, 2015
- Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part one July 23, 2015
- Utrecht: the Roman city of cyclists June 30, 2015
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