Friday, November 28, 2014

A Musical Offering in Celebration and Gratitude for Our New Piano

Date: November 29th | Time: 7:30-9:30PM | Admission: $10 suggested donation $5 children 16 years and younger
We recently have been gifted a perfectly restored 1912 Steinway grand piano. It came at a perfect time, just after we installed a beautiful new oak floor. Thanks to Martin Movers for holding the piano for a week or so while the floor was finished, it’s all so wonderful!
The board and staff of North End Arts Rising / The Buttonwood Tree are extremely grateful for the wonderful donation of a beautifully restored 1912 Steinway piano from generous donors Deborah Wittes and Steve Gordon. We are thrilled to now be able to offer an instrument worthy of the talented musicians who perform here. We thank Carolyn Halsted for inspiring us to seek a Steinway, and for her performance tonight as we celebrate our appreciation for this gift, our donors, and the Powers That Be that brought us together.
Reserve Your Seat.

Owen McNally of the Hartford Courant, has a column online at NPR News:
Here’s what he has to say about Saturday’s show:
Fine Way with a Steinway
On Saturday, November 29 at 7:30, the grateful Buttonwood presents “A Musical Offering in Celebration and Gratitude for Our New Piano,” featuring a performance by the classical pianist Carolyn Halsted on the 102-year-old grand piano.
A peripatetic pianist and educator, Halsted has taught from Chennai, India, to Wesleyan University in Middletown, and performs frequently as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, collaborating with members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, CONCORA (a premier Connecticut choral ensemble) and the Coast Guard Band, among other settings.
Displaying her fine way with a Steinway, she’ll play works by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt, as well as original pieces as part of the official christening for the born-again grand. Admission: $10.00. Information: (860) 347-4957.

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