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Hawaiʻi Chamber Music Festival founder Chris Yick on Classical Pacific

Chris Yick, founder of the Hawaiʻi Chamber Music Festival (HCMF), joins Sharene Taba to share about the local chamber music festival.
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Classical Pacific host Sharene Taba with Hawaii Chamber Music Festival founder, Chris Yick

Chris Yick, founder of the Hawaiʻi Chamber Music Festival (HCMF), joins Sharene Taba to share about the local chamber music festival. The music festival returns for a Lunar New Year recital on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Orvis Auditorium.

HCMF welcomes international violinist Stefan Jackiw back to Honolulu to perform with UH Professor of Music, Dr. Jonathan Korth. Yick looks forward to bringing the community back together to celebrate live chamber music at this recital which will help raise funds to support the festival’s June 2023 season and Young Artist Program, which provides chamber music education for local students.

Sharene Keliʻipunilei Lum Taba grew up in Pearl City listening to a variety of music – mostly in the car and the choice of the driver (Grandma, Mom, Dad, sister or brother). It ranged from Hawaiian to Japanese Enka to Top 40 to HPR. Sharene played the violin in school, and is now a professional freelance harpist and mother. She and husband jazz bassist Dean Taba love to play and listen to music, and are raising their children to celebrate the love of learning and of all kinds of music.
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