We have the opportunity to perform in a benefit concert to raise funds to renovate the Hearst Center piano!
I was overjoyed when the Hearst staff mentioned they wanted to do some work on the piano’s sound board and action. This renovation project would bring the instrument back to life, breathe depth and color back into its sound and improve the responsiveness of its keys. This is the same instrument that we use for our performance workshops and recitals.
I think our students deserve to play on the best Steinway we can make available to them. That is why I will be performing in the concert. All my students are invited to participate as well. We heard some stellar performances in May. It would be very easy for us to polish up our recital pieces to contribute to this worthy cause.
Please consider attending the concert, inviting your friends and making a free will donation toward the restoration fund. Their goal is to raise $20,000 for the project.
The recital will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Hearst Center. Admission will be free-will donations which will go directly toward renovation of the piano. Refreshments will be provided. The Northeast Area Music Teachers Association is credited with organizing this event.