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#430430 - 09/23/08 09:54 AM In NYC, October 14-23
Happy Birthday Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5476
Loc: McAllen, TX
Next month, I'll be in New York from the 15th through the 23rd for a competition. I hadn't originally planned to stay that long, but those are the dates that they told me to block out.

There are a few people that I'd love to see again from previous trips/meetings (Bernard, Phlebas, Jon) as well as anyone else who'd like to meet up. I'm busy for the first two days when I arrive, and the finals are on the 22nd if I pass the semis (ha!). Maybe we can arrange something for over the weekend?

Also, does anyone know of reasonably-priced/reputable sublets or hostels? Thanks!
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#430431 - 09/23/08 11:09 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Loc: New York City
I'd like to meet you and hear you play live, but if I remember correctly you said that only the finals were open to the public and that there was a charge. Is that still the case?

Perhaps people who would like to meet you could meet somewhere on Piano Row. Faust Harrison had concert sized(9+ foot) Bluthner, Steingraeber, Steinway and Boesendorfer when I was there last week. There are also some nice concert sized Bechsteins, Faziolis, and Hamburg Steinways at Klavierhaus and Bechstein NY.

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#430432 - 09/23/08 11:18 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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hahaha I'm getting to NYC on the 24th. This is certainly fate.

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#430433 - 09/23/08 12:10 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloverus:
I'd like to meet you and hear you play live, but if I remember correctly you said that only the finals were open to the public and that there was a charge. Is that still the case?
[/b]

Sadly, yes. I believe that admission is somewhere in the $10 range, but it's contingent on me passing on!

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Perhaps people who would like to meet you could meet somewhere on Piano Row. Faust Harrison had concert sized(9+ foot) Bluthner, Steingraeber, Steinway and Boesendorfer when I was there last week. There are also some nice concert sized Bechsteins, Faziolis, and Hamburg Steinways at Klavierhaus and Bechstein NY. [/b]
That sounds good. I believe that we went to one of those salons last time. In any case, I'll have stuff in my fingers to play and hope that others will too.

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Originally posted by phonehome:
hahaha I'm getting to NYC on the 24th. This is certainly fate.
[/b]

I NEVER WANTED TO MEET YOU ANYWAY.
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#430434 - 09/23/08 01:24 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Posts: 4654
Loc: New York City
Hey great. What is the competition?
I'd love to meet up. We moved to Westchester county this summer, btw.

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#430435 - 09/23/08 01:32 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
phonehome Offline
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Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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#430436 - 09/23/08 02:02 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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I'd like to meet, but October is a hugely busy month for me. Maybe the 17th would work. Let's stay in touch.
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#430437 - 09/24/08 02:57 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
fnork Offline
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 1976
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Good luck with the competition, wish I could hear some of it! What's your program?

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#430438 - 09/26/08 12:19 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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PM when you arrive

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#430439 - 09/26/08 12:21 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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hmmmm.......http://ny.com/hotels/budget.html.. could be of use..

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#430440 - 10/08/08 12:42 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 07/25/04
Posts: 42
Loc: New York City
Don't forget to come by and see us at AC Pianocraft at our new location in Long Island City Queens. We have two Steinway Ds in the showroom and two Bs. We are the first stop in Queens on the R train (Queens Plaza). Plus, we'll give you a factory tour which is on the same premises! Give us a call to set it up.

(718) 361-9112
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#430441 - 10/09/08 01:10 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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What competition is it?

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#430442 - 10/09/08 04:13 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 04/28/04
Posts: 346
Loc: California
And what will you be playing if you don't mind my asking?

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#430443 - 10/09/08 08:53 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
Happy Birthday Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5476
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Opus_Maximus:
What competition is it? [/b]
I don't want to jinx it.

 Quote:
Originally posted by Deus ex Pianoforte
And what will you be playing if you don't mind my asking?
[/b]

A bunch of contemporary music.

 Quote:
Originally posted by RealPlayer:
I'd like to meet, but October is a hugely busy month for me. Maybe the 17th would work. Let's stay in touch.
[/b]

That could work for me. I might be meeting some people later on, but otherwise I'm open.
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#430444 - 10/13/08 04:48 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
Doogs Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 127
Loc: Rockaway Beach New York
Well, I don't know you, but I have met some of the others, I like contemporary music very much and live in NYC.

It could be interesting to meet up, if it were at the end of the range of dates you mentioned. I am around the 22nd and 23rd. Would be fun to watch the finals of a piano competition, better than the Olympics! I used to do those myself, centuries ago.

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#430445 - 10/13/08 09:44 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
Happy Birthday Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5476
Loc: McAllen, TX
Bump because I'm leaving tomorrow morning.

Since we have no definite plans as of now, I'll talk with pianoloverus (who is graciously letting me stay at his place for the first few days) and see if we can get something arrange when I arrive.
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#430446 - 10/14/08 01:25 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 8
Loc: Forest Hills, NY
I am free most days other than Wed afternoon. If people are meeting up, please leave a message at 212-650-6062 NMcK

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#430447 - 10/14/08 01:30 PM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
pianomac Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 8
Loc: Forest Hills, NY
P.S....at 77, how come I am called a "Junior" Member?? NMcK

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#430448 - 10/23/08 12:20 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 80
Loc: kansas city area
Please update w/details of competition etc.....
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#430449 - 10/23/08 11:02 AM Re: In NYC, October 14-23
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 658
Loc: Central Texas
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Originally posted by pianomac:
P.S....at 77, how come I am called a "Junior" Member?? NMcK [/b]
It has to do with the number of posts, not your age which, unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately), the system does not know.

Ed
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