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.
Conductor Rick Benjamin and Jim Moffitt of Chamber Music Hawaiʻi visit Morning Café to discuss the live showing of the swashbuckling silent movie classic "The Mark of Zorro" for the CMH at the Movies series. The film will be accompanied by CMH's Tresemble, led by Rick Benjamin, a leading expert on silent film music and silent film presentation.
Early Music Hawaii president Ian Capps joins Morning Café to discuss the ensemble’s upcoming concert, William Byrd – A 400th Anniversary Celebration, that takes place on Saturday, May 20 at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu.