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Tour European Piano Manufacturers Shops with us in 2011.
Get your name on the list now. First payment isn't due until Dec. 1st, but we would like to get a head count as soon as possible.
This is your chance to see how those beautiful pianos you love to play are built. Plus it's a chance to meet other Forums Members, tour music museums, visit composers homes, and much more. And of course, it's a chance to see Europe!Although visiting top notch piano manufacturers in Europe is our central goal, we've expanded the tour to include much more than piano shops. For Example:
Need some help buying a piano?
Want to know what to look for, how's it's made, what the differences are?
Thinking of an acoustic, or a digital piano?
Visit our new Buying A Piano section on Piano World, courtesy of our friends from The Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer
The PTG is looking for ideas for for classes for their 2011 convention.
Take a look at this thread and pass along your suggestions...
PTG 2011 Convention - Class Ideas
Appassionato: A Mathematical History of the Piano begins principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 2010. Extensive in scope, the production will document experts from UCLA, USC, Yale University, Princeton University, and MIT.
Appassionato: A Mathematical History of the Piano is the story of the multiple failed approaches toward a unified piano tuning throughout the ages, and also the men (Galileo, Newton, Pythagoras, Bach) who tried to create a “perfect” musical harmony.While some believe that music is the perfect art form and mathematics the perfect science; neither are. They harbor mysteries deeper than the caves of the human mind. Music and mathematics and the link between them raises important questions in our cultural evolution: What is harmony? Who gets to say what is pleasing to the ears and what is utter garbage? Why does music move us? How come mathematics is recognized as the perfect science; yet, many mathematicians realize there are anomalies layered throughout its structure?
Read the rest of the article, and post your thoughts. Michael LaPointe is making this documentary. He contacted me and mentioned he'd be happy to do a Q&A. Let's give him something to talk about :-)
Piano & Math Documentary Piano Tuners - This is Your Chance to Get Involved!
Recently read about this on CNN. www.ampleharvest.org
You would be surprised how many people don't know where the food pantries are in their area, or how many there are.
Ample Harvest maintains a database of food pantries across the country, adding new ones all the time.
They then put people who raise their own gardens directly in touch with these pantries/shelters.
There are literally millions of people with small to medium gardens why often have extra. Instead of wasting it, they donate it to the pantries. Great idea.
If you have a garden (or know someone who does), please visit the Ample Harvest web site to find out how you can help.
Know of a pantry/shelter not on their listings? Add it.
RIP Joe Vito - Sideman played with jazz and classical giants
After Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, author Tom Wolfe said all pilots began mimicking his unflappable West Virginia drawl.
Revered Chicago sideman Joe Vito had the same effect on musicians.
"There's several hundred 'Joe Vitos' out there in our music community. They've all got his voice down and his catchphrases," said Rich Daniels, chief of Chicago's City Lights Orchestra.
Mr. Vito, a pianist and accordionist who performed with some of the world's top singers, played classical music as expertly as jazz. And with a well-timed pun or joke, he cracked the band up while he was doing it.
He accompanied Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, as well as opera greats Placido Domingo, Catherine Malfitano and Luciano Pavarotti. More about Joe Vito
22nd New Orleans International Piano Competition - There's still a few days left to watch the competition. New Orleans
Steingraeber in Concert July 23, Aug 2 & 3 - Montreal, Canada Steingraeber Concert (Steingraeber is one of the piano manufacturers we will be visiting on our European Piano Tour. Be sure to read about it in the opening article in this newsletter.)
Bang & Olufsen PianoRAMA Competition
Two Age-Categories: 11-15 (A) and 16-21 years (B). Prizes of 43.500 € in total. The 4 finalists of Category B will play with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Bang & Olufson
Michigan Piano Parties Anyone?
If you're interested, read this post and respond... Michigan Piano Party
Madison WI Piano Party Anyone?
The host has 4 different acoustic pianos and one digital harpsichord! Party? I think we could hold a tour here :-) WI Piano Party
What is a Piano Forums Piano Party?
Miscellaneous stuff that didn't exactly fit any other categories...
Please note, any piano manufacturers or other businesses mentioned in this section did NOT pay for the mention, I just found the stuff interesting and wanted to share.
Mason & Hamlin has their own FB page now.. www.facebook.com/masonhamlin
(so do I if you're interested ... Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom)
A recent Schimmel Press Release Schimmel
Estonia Piano debuts at Disney Hall in CA June 27 (I know, it was last month, but we didn't put out a newsletter last month. Summer is kinda quiet). Estonia
Our own Jeffrey Biegel got a nice write up here ...
Shared Commitment/Shared Exposure: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel Initiates New Opportunities For Composers and Performers Jeffrey Biegel
Speaking of Jeffrey, he seems to have a lot of things going on lately between his solo work and his new trio. If you get a chance to catch him in concert, do it.
New USA Tax Reporting Requirements.
This one seems to be stirring up some discussions. If you are a piano teacher, dealer, tuner, etc. you may want to read this one... New Tax Requirements
OT: If You Have a Daughter...
If You Have a Daughter - Watch this Video
The lyrics to this beautiful song sung by Jessica Gall were written by our own Robin Goldsby (the Piano Girl). We will be meeting Robin during our European Piano Tour. Robin also provided the pictures used in the video, in honor of her daughter's 14th birthday.
8 Years old and already plays like this? Presenting Uri Garrett
This is an older thread, but it's still a kick to see/hear this kid play. Uri Garrett
Need a Laugh? The adventures in "Let's Talk Weddings" Continue
If you haven't visited this thread yet, do yourself a favor, check it out. If you have been following it, make sure you catch up with the latest chapters. After all, we are right smack in the middle of wedding season :-)
Let's Talk Weddings
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