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Pianist, Christyna Kaczynski-Kozel, a local “classic” with an International profile

Christyna Kaczynski-Kozel is a credit to many nations. She's spun around Canada and the Continent, savoring ties to great music mentors, one of whom was a towering figure in the conducting world. In a thread of scintillating and informative conversation, Christyna paid tribute yesterday to her most influential teacher, Sergiu Celibidache. About the conductor: (WIKI)… Continue reading Pianist, Christyna Kaczynski-Kozel, a local “classic” with an International profile

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A Bay Area literary gathering of Oberlin Alums produced a web of connections

Less than six degrees separated attendees at a Berkeley-based Book discussion group. I knew the moment I entered the living room of Mike and Adrianne Fine Bank for an Oberlin alumni-sponsored book group event on Berkeley's Le Roy Avenue, that people whom I'd never met, would be in some way related to me. And not… Continue reading A Bay Area literary gathering of Oberlin Alums produced a web of connections