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#920661 - 09/06/06 09:35 PM Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
Terrytunes Offline
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Plans for a unique piano gathering on Old Cape Cod are currently underway. If you are interested in joining with other piano enthusiasts, please hold the date of October 21, Saturday,[/b] open on your event calendar.

A tour will be hosted by three separate families who reside in the quaint town of Orleans. Each family is within walking distance of one another. A Mason & Hamlin grand resides at each of the homes for our listening and playing pleasure.

The Cape Cod group of piano lovers takes great pleasure in welcoming guests into their homes and hopes you will join them in what should be a day of musical bliss.

Please watch this thread for additional info as plans continue to unfold.


How does the song go; … you’re sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod!! (you bet!!)



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#920662 - 09/07/06 08:57 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
Eric Gloo Offline
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Sounds like a great time. Sign me up, please!
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#920663 - 09/07/06 09:02 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
A441 Offline
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I'll be there if I can find my music in time........ \:\)
Jeremy Gloo
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#920664 - 09/07/06 09:20 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Keep me posted, it would be worth the drive down.
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#920665 - 09/07/06 10:19 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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#920666 - 09/07/06 11:15 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
John Citron Offline
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Count me in too!

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#920667 - 09/08/06 01:13 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
Linda in PA Offline
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Wow, Terry, this sounds like fun!!!

I'll still be at piano camp in VT on 10/21, but please let me know if the date changes.

Have a blast, everyone! \:\)

. . . Linda

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#920668 - 09/10/06 12:57 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
BeeLady Offline
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Sounds like fun! I have it on my calendar and if I can keep things clear around that date, I would love to come!

The Cape in October should be great!
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#920669 - 09/11/06 09:49 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
kathyk Offline
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That sounds wonderful. I'm going to make a real effort to get to this one, even though I have to be in Sturbridge the previous week for a seminar presentation. \:\(

Do we know anyone from the three families from PW?

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#920670 - 09/11/06 10:54 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
novelinda Offline
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I'll be there with my ears freshly tuned. Can't wait to see so many good friends and musicians again. And......Jeremy and I are hosting a champagne brunch the next day Sun. Oct. 22 here in North Eastham for all of you who are planning to stay overnight. It's the 100th birthday celebration of our Steinway O. Hope you can make it. Linda Gloo
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#920671 - 09/11/06 11:00 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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#920672 - 09/11/06 06:02 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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#920673 - 09/12/06 07:41 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Darn, I hate to have to miss this great weekend but I'll be in AZ for a Crossfire hookup that weekend. I couldn't be much farther away. Hope you all have a fine weekend. Hopefully I'll be here for the next one.
\:\(
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#920674 - 09/13/06 09:30 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
A441 Offline
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Hi Lee
We will miss you! Hope you are enjoying your Steinert grand. We had such a great time at your home!
Hope all is well!
Jeremy
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#920675 - 09/13/06 09:50 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Looking forward to seeing some of the old faces...sorry...you know what I mean. As a matter of fact...you will be seeing some old faces. \:\)
KathyK....you may have met John Williams and Ed Bonacci at a M&H tour. Ed's sister Roberta Lang has been to the M&H tour twice and to LeeB's party. John Williams wife Helga was at the M&H tour this past May. Marilyn and Keith Harrison will be new faces to everyone. All three homes have Mason&Hamlin grands. Roberta has a new "A". John Williams has a older "BB" and the Harrisons have a older Aeolian "A". All are wonderful folks and great hosts. It's a beautiful area and the homes are within walking distance of each other.
A fun time for sure!
Will be adding more info....stay tuned!
Jeremy
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#920676 - 09/13/06 09:56 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Nice bridge pic Terry. Keep up the good work...thanks for your help and good ideas!
Jeremy
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#920677 - 09/24/06 08:45 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
cathys Offline
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KathyK thanks for pointing this out. Unfortunately, even though I'm closer, I won't be able to make Oct 21 as a friend from FL is coming up that weekend. Hope you all have a great time; it sounds very fun and I bet the area will be beautiful.
I'll have to eventually make my way up to the area; now that I'm on the "right" coast \:\)

Cathys

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#920678 - 09/24/06 07:56 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Kathy, maybe we could work something out. If you want to drive down the night before, you are welcome to stay here....

Has Bernard chimed in? This would be a nice trip for him (and us to enjoy his playing! ;\)
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#920679 - 09/25/06 12:00 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Ding Dong! (I'm chiming in.)

Hm. Timing is about right. I'm planning a NE trip 'round 'bout the 3rd week of October so...

Kerri, I'll contact you soon.
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#920680 - 09/25/06 09:09 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Just checking back in here. Thanks for the added info Jeremy. Beelady, I may just take you up on that offer. I'll get back to you on that. One thing is certain - a trip to Zimmans is a must. I have a chair being held hostage by an upholsterer.

Bernard - I hope you can make it!

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#920681 - 09/25/06 10:07 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I've been enjoying checking-in myself on this thread and pleased to know another opportunity for us to gather is only a few weeks away.

Those of us who have had prior experiences with piano gatherings don't need to have this thread further abound with how "wonderful" this gathering will be. We know.

For those of you who have never taken the plunge and might be contemplating joining us, well, this is your opportunity to indulge yourself for a grand time. ;\)


I had the most delightful opportunity to enjoy a pre-piano gathering event on Sunday and began to understand what has caused this event for taking so long to be presented!!


You see, this is a close group of piano music lovers who reside within walking distance or a very short drive from one another. What appears to be happening is the group meets for, let's say, lunch and they have so much fun when they get-together they totally lose track of the purpose for their "planned" gathering.

Well, a reoccurrence of nonproductive gathering plans came close to happening at our dinner party hosted by Roberta and her brother Ed as we were having just an enjoyable evening of piano playing featuring the talents of Jerry (A441), sumptuous food, & lively conversation.



But this time the group stayed on track and most of the details were resolved.

So, stay tuned and once I have a few further miscellaneous details confirmed with our Cape Cod hosts, I'll present a more appropriate post with some actual details.

I took lots of pics but this one is especially for Lilylady as I thought of her when I saw these rosewood keys!!


By all means, please don't forget about the brunch which Jerry and Linda Gloo are planning to host on Sunday morning in honor of their Steinway O's 100th anniversary!



Thanks so much to all of you on the Cape for the pre-party invite and for making me feel so welcomed.

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#920682 - 09/27/06 04:53 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
novelinda Offline
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Loc: North Eastham, MA
For those of you who are planning to stay overnight, here are some websites or phone numbers for local motels.
Skaket Beach Motel in Orleans MA is a right turn off Exit 12 from Rt. 6 and your easiest access to the party. Telephone 1-800-835-0298.

The Cove Motel in Orleans is on Rt. 28 across from the Christmas Tree Shop. www.thecoveorleans.com

In Eastham on Rt. 6 there are 2 motels next to each other. They are only 3 min. from the Gloo's where the brunch is being held on Sun. morning. One is the Sheraton www.fourpoints.com and the other is Ocean Park Inn www.oceanparkinn-eastham.com
Please let me know if you need further directions to any of these motels.
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#920683 - 09/28/06 01:21 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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As of yesterday, Sep 27, 16 rooms remained available at the Skaket Beach Motel for Oct 21 and 8 at the Cove Motel.
There are several other motels in the area.
Jeremy
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#920684 - 09/29/06 07:16 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I'll be there! and bringing my cousin. We're going to take advantage of staying overnight so we can visit the area as well.

I saw those keys Terrytunes!!! ;-)

Have also tried to talk Steve Epstein (new AA) to join us with his wife. Poor thing, she already thinks that he has spent too much time searching for a piano, and now the parties start!

Did I miss the time?

Roberta
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#920685 - 09/29/06 05:41 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
A441 Offline
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Hi Roberta..
Happy that you are joining us along with your guests.
The plan is to start at 12 noon Saturday October 21.
More details as "Time Goes By".
Jeremy
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#920686 - 09/29/06 06:17 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hi BeeLady
Glad to see that you will be joining us. Hope your family can come too. Your Steinway "A" is 105 years old this year I see. We will have to toast it!
We still talk about the good time that we had at your home.
Jeremy
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#920687 - 09/30/06 06:30 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
BeeLady Offline
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Jeremy, I am working on the details for your Cape Escape. I don't think the family will attend but I hope to have Kathyk and Bernard in tow!

I have arranged an overnight place in Yarmouth but am still looking at other alternatives.

We so love the Eastham/Wellfleet area. It will be so nice to see it at the off season.

I can't wait to see all these M+H's that we have heard so much about!
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#920688 - 10/02/06 08:17 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Beelady,

We've made reservations at Skaket Beach Motel for Fri and Sat nite. http://www.skaketbeachmotel.com/

LL
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#920689 - 10/02/06 11:01 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Stevetunes and I are also booked at the Skaket for Saturday nite. ;\)

The final details for this event are almost in place. Everyone who has expressed an interest to attend will receive an email outlining all the necessary info.

If you haven't chimed in yet and plan on joining us or think you might be joining us, send me a pm or better still make an announcement on this thread.


We are going to have sooooo much fun!!

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#920690 - 10/06/06 01:11 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
BeeLady Offline
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All set. Lilylady and Terry, I have rooms at the Skaket as well. \:\)
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#920691 - 10/06/06 09:25 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
Terrytunes Offline
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Bee... excellent!!

I'll email the details to everyone who has signed up and to a few others who I hope will be joining us!! ;\)

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#920692 - 10/08/06 03:44 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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The CAPE ESCAPE is getting more exciting...

We even might have a midnite party at the motel! Has anyone checked to see if they have a piano?

;-)

Hey KathyK, Bernard, Ax, and Septein, you aren't going to miss this are you?

Has anyone invited the Burgetts yet? or Bruce Clark or other MH family? I bet they would love to participate. And who was the member that hosted the Dr. Laul party? Has he been contacted?

Oooh...guess you can tell I am getting excited about this mini vacation!

LL
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#920693 - 10/08/06 04:42 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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A correction due to my error (first time ever).
The Harrisons M&H "A" grand (1928) is a Boston built grand as is the Williams (1930).
I was also "built" in 1930!
Jeremy
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#920694 - 10/08/06 09:08 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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lilylady,
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Hey KathyK, Bernard, Ax, and Septein, you aren't going to miss this are you?
As of right now, I'm all set to go! Sounds like it's going to be fun.
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#920695 - 10/09/06 10:32 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I will be there in spirit! :3hearts:

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#920696 - 10/09/06 12:51 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
A441 Offline
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Kenny....
We will miss you!!
Hope all is well!
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#920697 - 10/09/06 03:21 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
I will be there in spirit! :2hearts:
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#920698 - 10/14/06 04:20 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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But, Kenny, we want the real thing! And of course your pianos would be welcome too. ;-)

Actually, I am writing to find out what the food tables will be...

Are we doing hors d'oeuvres at each house?

Something specific needed?

Or something for the morning get together?

Speak up, hosts!

LL
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#920699 - 10/16/06 05:42 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Plant gifts:

I will be bringing some bareroot plants to share.

I just dug many super strawberry plants that were invading some special daylily seedlings. Last year and this, I had humongous strawberries from this patch. I will be bringing a large trayful (50? plants) to share with those attending. If you are interested in more, please let me know. I am putting trays out front of my house for local garden enthusiasts this week and will offer them on Craigslist, so I need to know if you would like them as gifts.

As well, I will bring some landscape hybrid daylilies to share.

I will put the gifts outside my car when I arrive. If you wish some, please bring appropriate grocery plastic bags or pots to bring them to your home - and help yourselves.

A special plant will be given to each host as well as a thank you for opening your home to us.

The Lilylady
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#920700 - 10/16/06 06:26 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I'm in too and excited. Should we plan on a wild party at the Skaket Saturday night?

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#920701 - 10/16/06 08:26 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Ok,
I'm booked into the Skaket too.

Somehow I'm thinking this isn't a place where we will be having any "wild parties" Sat. night :-)
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#920702 - 10/17/06 10:59 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Lilylady... such a very generous offer!! I'm heading out to do some grocery shopping today so I can accumulate extra grocery bags!! \:D

Make sure you have Ed Bonacci provide you with a tour of his greenhouse!


I am preparing a few lasagnas; and blueberry muffins for Sunday morning.

I'll bring some extra wine/cheese/crackers for anyone wanting to continue the party at the Skaket. I might be exhausted by the evening but I'll most certainly be on an adrenaline high.
:rolleyes:

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#920703 - 10/17/06 01:46 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Originally posted by Terrytunes:

Make sure you have Ed Bonacci provide you with a tour of his greenhouse!


I will be happy to show any Orchid lovers my 2 story greenhouse; and any woodworkers who are planning to attend ask to see my shop.

Ed

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#920704 - 10/17/06 02:39 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hi, Everyone:

My husband, Lloyd, and I will be coming, too! We're booked at the Skaket.

Jeanne W
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#920705 - 10/17/06 02:54 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I tried to Mapquest directions, couldn't get it to find either street. Hmmnn, you sure you gave me the right address? :-)

I did figure out, it's a long way from anywhere.
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#920706 - 10/17/06 02:59 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hi Frank,

Which places are you trying to mapquest? The Skaket Motel or the hosts homes?
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#920707 - 10/17/06 03:08 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I've been saving my last tomatos etc to make a nice bowl of salsa to bring. Heaven knows I have all the herbs to add...and hot peppers! I'll make it up Thurs so everything will meld together. Yumm! I'll bring one big bag of tacos- maybe someone can bring a back up bag?

Still haven't heard if the food is spread to all 4 places or if we eat at one place Sat, and then of course the brunch on Sun.

Oh, also bringing some great summer phlox plants (pink, white, lav, etc) to share. Guess Thurs is going to be a busy day for LL! Leaving Fri morning to do some CC touring.

Hey KK, glad to hear that you are coming!

Man...just wait until the Skaket lodge has us boarding! I told Kenny we need his 9' Bluthner.

;-) LL
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#920708 - 10/17/06 03:13 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Here are a few food items that we Cape Codders are making for the Sat. party. I am bringing a couple pounds of shrimp cocktail. Helga Williams (hostess) is making a peach punch and deviled eggs. Marilyn Harrison (hostess) is doing either a soup or chili. There are 5-6 other couples that we know of from the Cape who will be coming and bringing food.

I will continue to update as I learn more info. If anyone knows for sure what they are bringing please post it. This will help the host families to plan.
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#920709 - 10/17/06 03:14 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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 Quote:
Originally posted by novelinda:
Hi Frank,

Which places are you trying to mapquest? The Skaket Motel or the hosts homes? [/b]
Hosts.
I can get to the town, just not the street.
Maybe I should just get close, and roll down my windows to listen for the piano music
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#920710 - 10/17/06 03:25 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hi Lily Lady,
On Sat. there will be food at all 3 of the host houses. We will initially drop off food at Roberta and Ed's house and then a bunch of us will distribute it to the other houses.

Jerry and I are hosting the brunch Sun. from 10-1 in North Eastham which is about 10 minutes away from your motel. We are all set with the food and drink for that event.
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#920711 - 10/17/06 04:24 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Frank...
You probably can't see the streets through the pipe smoke. To get to Skaket Motel get off at exit 12, right on 6A immediate (almost) right in to Skaket driveway. Follow the black and white balloons if all else fails.
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#920712 - 10/18/06 10:12 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Originally posted by Jeanne W:
Hi, Everyone:

My husband, Lloyd, and I will be coming, too! We're booked at the Skaket.

Jeanne W [/b]

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#920713 - 10/19/06 12:24 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I've setup my reservation at the Skaket too. I'm coming down with Terry Tunes.

I'm bringing along some sweats for the parties - cookies and cakes.

I'm excited, I can't wait to party!


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#920714 - 10/19/06 01:39 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Anybody want a room-mate? My reservation with the Skaket Motel has been rejected. They're all booked up!

I spoke with Barbara down there, and she couldn't imagine what's goind on through the weekend! I told her it's a Piano World gathering, and she laughed. Sadly they don't have a piano though because we could've given them a time of their life!

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#920715 - 10/19/06 06:11 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I told her it's a Piano World gathering, and she laughed. Sadly they don't have a piano though because we could've given them a time of their life!

John [/b]
I just happen to have one I could bring :-)
I wonder if they'd let us take over their lobby?



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#920716 - 10/19/06 06:20 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hi John,

Please come!

You can always tell them that the 'other guests' might not like all the 'noise' we might be making! ;-) Then they might have an open room.

Frank...
BRING IT! There's always the lobby. And if not, there is always YOUR room!!!!

As long as YOU will entertain us!!! ;-)

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#920717 - 10/19/06 07:31 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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This sounds like just too much fun ... and I'm just reading it... makes me wish I was an East coaster...is that right?? Hope you all have some serious fun ... although my "chops" aren't as seasoned as MOST of yours...wish I/we (wife and I) could take part...have fun!! *goes back to family room envious of everyone...

I would have brought my 1919 M&H A too...bummer. I just know it would have fit in the back of my convert.
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#920718 - 10/19/06 10:43 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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 Quote:
Originally posted by lilylady:
Hi John,

Please come!

You can always tell them that the 'other guests' might not like all the 'noise' we might be making! ;-) Then they might have an open room.

Frank...
BRING IT! There's always the lobby. And if not, there is always YOUR room!!!!

As long as YOU will entertain us!!! ;-)

LL [/b]
I'll be there even if I have to sleep on the rug. \:\)

I wonder if we're the guests that have taken over the motel.

Frank - Bring the piano. That's a great idea. The motel doesn't know what they're missing without a piano in the lobby. \:D

John
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#920719 - 10/19/06 11:22 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Terrytunes:

I am preparing a few lasagnas; and blueberry muffins for Sunday morning.

I'll bring some extra wine/cheese/crackers for anyone wanting to continue the party at the Skaket. [/b]
Hi, Terry:

I'm also thinking of bringing a cheese and cracker tray. That wouldn't be too much of the same thing, would it? You say you're bringing cheese and crackers for the Skaket - my tray would be for the "main event", so I'm thinking that'd be OK. But let me know. If we're duplicating things, I can bring something else.

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#920720 - 10/19/06 11:52 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Yippee! My plans are all set, I'm leaving NYC tomorrow at 1 pm and will spend the evening at BeeLady's who has so kindly offered to put me up for the night.

See you all Saturday. \:\)
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#920721 - 10/20/06 12:44 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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OMG, the Skaket is full!!! John, not to worry, bring your overnight bag; I'll bring a blanket and pillow for the Tahoe!! \:D

Jeanne... you are not duplicating!! In case you forget a knife, I've been carrying a cheese knife around in my pocketbook for awhile and will be more than happy to let you use it !! ;\)

novelinda.. thank you for the directions!!

Bernard!!! I'm so happy that you will be joining us for our first Cape Cod PianoWorld sleepover!!

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#920722 - 10/20/06 08:29 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Another Motel to try....
Old Tavern Motel & Inn
Rt 6A, Orleans
Phone 800-544-7705
e-mail
baderson@msn.com
This motel is just a short ways from the Skaket towards the center of Orleans on the right.
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#920723 - 10/20/06 07:48 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Looking forward to seeing everyone! Linda is outside right now doing her "Good Weather Dance"!
Have a safe trip everyone! It may be too late to practice your scales....but that's ok....fun time ahead!
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#920724 - 10/22/06 05:40 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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OK, guys,

I've just arrived home from the event.

Happily full from fun, friends, food, and
p(h)ianists fantastica!

Thank you to all who p(h)articipated.

Shall we start a new thread for pics and tales? Or shall we just continue here?

I'll be downloading the gazillion pics this evening as I relish every memory and will share ASAP!

LL (or Roberta II as I became known there)
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#920725 - 10/22/06 07:28 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Just arrived a little while ago myself, parked on the Mass Pike for over 45 minutes, not moving :-(

Incredible Weekend!

Gracious hosts, beautiful homes, wonderful pianos, and amazing food, music, and friends!

The Cape Cod crew has set a new standard.

4 pianos, 4 houses. Yikes! My poor chubby little fingers are tired from playing all those real pianos:-)

I vote we keep this thread going, so anyone stumbling across it gets the full story.

I'll have some pictures to put up later too.
LilyLady, please tell Dennis thank you for being the "official" photographer.

More later...
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#920726 - 10/22/06 09:36 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Ed Bonacci was kind enough to give me a CD with some pictures he took while we were at his house (house #3 on the tour), Thanks Ed.

Our favorite room (hey, you get hungry when you play)...



KathyK at the M&H A (2002)






The Dining Room (Ed Bonacci & Roberta Lang's house)


The Music Room (With Dennis [LilyLady's Friend], LilyLady, Bernard, A441/Jeremy Gloo, and (ok, help me out with the names here)


Doggie (I've forgotten the dogs names, but they were wonderful)


You gotta love that face...



Ok Ed, where's the pictures of the greenhouse?
I hope somebody got pictures of it, it was amazing.
And... tell me somebody took pictures of the deck and the view?

There were plenty of cameras (even though I forgot mine, it was sitting next to my list of things to bring, forgot the list too).

I'm sure there will be lots more pictures of this beautiful home, and the other 3 beautiful homes, pianos, and spreads.

Ok, next pictures??
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#920727 - 10/22/06 09:41 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Got home about 2 hours ago after a detour to take Bernard and Kathy to Ptown.

What a great weekend....

Lilylady, I vote for a NEW thread and posted in the Piano Forum. I think sometimes the newcomers miss out on what fun we have here! \:\)
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#920728 - 10/22/06 11:25 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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What a great time! I'm still buzzing! \:D I got back to TerryTune's house around 4:00, and stopped in to play her Ivers & Pond. I couldn't get enough piano in me. \:D

I really want to thank our gracious hosts and hostess' for making this the best time I've had in a very long time! I can't remember when the last time I had this much fun. \:\)

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#920729 - 10/23/06 12:08 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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I managed to take 75 or so photos of this phenomenal weekend event!

But first, I'd like to especially thank the host familes for so graciously opening their homes and allowing this event to be the very special event that it was.

So, Special Thanks to;


Keith & Marilyn Harrison - 1928 M&H A



John and Helga Williams - 1933 M&H B



Roberta Bonacci 2002 M&H A


The Gloo Family Steinway O 1906
Jerry, Linda, Eric (sitting) and Paul



PW Group Photo

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#920730 - 10/23/06 08:21 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Some pics from the Gloo's Steinway Birthday Party! Sunday Brunch.

Cake was chocolate and white for the piano theme!


Jeremy plays and we sang Happy Birthday to the Steinway O turning 100. Are we piano nuts or what? ;-)


Learning the history and the original receipt



Roberta studies the restoration pics - it was found painted white. Even the keys!


kk plays piano, lloyd plays 'axtremus' (looking at the piano's underside!


John Citron explains his music note pad to Ed


Terrytunes, Jeremy, Bernard, Beelady


Linda Gloo prepares Sunday Brunch which was yummy!
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#920731 - 10/23/06 08:29 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Sat we had a progressive dinner while we tried out the Mason and Hamlins at each. Here is the Harrison house and older A. It sounded beautiful! A delight to play.

Terrytunes hanging balloons and PW sign for our walk in the woods from one house to another.


Arriving. The piano is to the right of the door.


kk plays while Steve and Terry Tunes and John Citron look on.


Jeanne plays her own compositions


Jeanne's notations
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#920732 - 10/23/06 09:29 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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This was quite seriously the best piano party ever. It was really and truly sensory overload - visual(beautiful Cape Cod homes and vistas), olfactory (4 mouth watering spreads of food) and of course aural with non-stop beautiful piano music. And the comradery is has no parallel - it really doesn't - old PW friends who become dearer with each meeting and the steady streaming in of new ones.

I got in quite late last night and have work beckoning (unfair!), so it will be awhile before I get to see what pics I have in my camera to add here.

Terry, Ms. coordinator extraordinaire, you are so good! And I very pleased that you had the foresight to get those wonderful shots of each of our hosts by their pianos - what lovely, lovely people, all. I'm hoping some of them will be enticed to join PW.

And of course we have Jeremy and Linda Gloo to heartily thank for conceiving the whole thing and talking their friends into opening their homes and pianos to us. They all say they're up for doing it again. So whether you're from the east coast or not, take my word, the trek would be well worth your while.

More later.


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#920733 - 10/23/06 09:53 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Well, this morning I am still floating on air after a sensational weekend with friends, old and new, beautiful views, delicious and abundant food, wonderful music.

Thanks to our hosts, The Lang-Bonacci's, The Harrison's, The Williams for opening their homes to us.

A big thank you to Jerry and Linda Gloo who are responsible for this extraordinary gathering and the care and feeding of all those beautiful pianos.

Terry went above and beyond to organize and coordinate this event. She has been responsible for many of our gatherings here in New England and has provided us with unique venues.

We are all so blessed. I can't wait for the next gathering!
\:\)
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#920734 - 10/23/06 10:34 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Got some more pics uploaded!

We met at Roberta and Ed's to park. A walk through the woods brought us to the Harrison house (Marilyn and Keith) where we had Hors d'oeuvres and homemade squash soup and enjoyed our first Mason Hamlin A. See Above.

Another short stroll through the woods brought us to the Williams' home for more goodies and the BB.

Piano teacher of Marilyn and Roberta arrives while Roberta plays with the most elegant tall poodles. Older sister poodle actually strutted.


PW founder, Frank and Bernard


Bernard plays so beautifully, with soul.


He listens closely as well.


Jeremy hams it up with a Victor Borge imitation




Terrytunes plays! Yeah Terry!!! And she has an infectious smile


Couldn't keep my fingers off these pianos either! Thought I would have a heart attack before finishing.


Whoops, where's Franks rock n roll pic? Seems I need to start another post. 8 pic limit.
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#920735 - 10/23/06 10:55 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Aha...here he is. He doesn't sound bad for an old rock and roller.
:-)
Actually Frank is amazing! Can those fingers ever move.

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#920736 - 10/23/06 11:10 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Hard to leave Helga and John's beautiful home and piano as well...but back into the woods we went to arrive at Roberta and Ed's place for dinner and more playing! Roberta has a newer MH A with those to die for rosewood black keys that I drool over!

Cape Cod's can be very deceiving. Typical basic beginning with picket fence gets add ons, and ons, and here, even a state of the art two story greenhouse for Ed's orchids!



Roberta's music room is left of the front door with Ed's greenhouse in the back


Cape Cod Friend, Jim entertained us. Jim was a professional acoustic bass player as well.


Ed showing a Gloo son and friend, the greenhouse full of orchids.


Above the 2 story greenhouse was a peak/copula and these amazing staghorn ferns.


KathyK blew our minds with her Rachmaninoff (help me out here Kathy) rendition. Standing ovation!
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#920737 - 10/23/06 12:57 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Wow Wow Wow.

What beautiful pianos people and homes.
Wish I could have joined you all.!!!

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#920738 - 10/23/06 06:28 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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And here's the tail end of the Moonlight
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#920739 - 10/23/06 07:38 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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And here's the tail end of the Moonlight
like you've never heard it before. [/b]
It says the movie is private, so we can't access it.
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#920740 - 10/23/06 10:04 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Wow! What a whoppin' wonderful weekend! What parties! I hardly know where to begin.

First of all, many thanks to BeeLady for putting me up Friday night and for her patience when I didn't arrive on the train I said I would because the NYC->Boston bus crawled through Connecticut for reasons I couldn't figure out, and I couldn't phone her because I don't use a cell phone (I think I'll go and get one of those pre-paid programs now). Thanks for the drive to Provincetown too--what a special place. It is definitely at the top of my list now. Can't get the image of the 74 (or was it 64?) year old chanteuse out of my mind. ;\)

Thanks to Axtremus for picking me up at the train station when I did finally arrive. It was really nice to see you again Ax, ditto the twins and your lovely wife.

Thank you Keith and Marilyn Harrison, John and Helga Williams, Roberta Bonacci and Ed Bonacci, and Jeremy and Linda Gloo for opening your beautiful homes and so graciously hosting these parties. I still think I must have been dreaming it all. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for the warm and inviting welcome.

The food was superb; sooo delicious. Kudos to all the chefs extraordinaire: 5 stars all around!! (Kerri, we've got to get your idea of a PW cookbook rolling. I want some of those recipes! \:\) ) Lilylady, as I said, the salsa you made is the best I've ever had. Marilyn's squash soup! Terrytune's spinach lasagna and blueberry muffins! Linda's crab quiche! Gastronomic heaven. (Pardon me a moment--I need to go raid the fridge. \:\) ).

Thank you Ed Bonacci for opening your greenhouse to us. I am speechless.

I missed playing the piano at the Harrison's but the others I played were all very fine instruments indeed. Jeremy Gloo's Steinway is a special instrument and I'm thrilled to have heard it and played it on it's 100th Birthday. To my ears the tone is as perfect a piano tone as one could wish for. Totally gorgeous. Jeremy, I dare say your piano ranks 1 or 2 as the best sounding piano I've ever heard, and at the moment I'm inclined to say #1.

A round of applause to all the pianists who played this weekend. Awesome--and I mean everyone. Jeanne, you should publish your music. Period.

I can't believe I spent the weekend on Cape Cod attending 4 piano parties! Wake me up, I must be dreaming.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who took pictures too! (Thanks for reminding me of Jeremy's Horowitz impersonation, Lilylady. \:D Hilarious! What fun.)
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#920741 - 10/23/06 10:12 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
Bernard Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
Wow Wow Wow.

What beautiful pianos people and homes.
Wish I could have joined you all.!!! [/b]
We missed you Kenny. Too bad you couldn't have made it. (Rumor has it it may happen again next year so...)
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#920742 - 10/23/06 10:56 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: New England
What a terrific weekend! Thank You Keith & Marilyn, John and Helga, Roberta and Ed, Jeremy and Linda for hosting this event. It was nice meeting you and having the opportunity to hob knob with fellow PianoWorld members. Thanks to Terrytunes and everyone who had some hand in making this possible. Thank you, Frank, for PianoWorld!

Having the opportunity to play the pianos was priceless, and traveling from one house (and piano) to the next was a terrific way to hear the differences and similarities in the pianos.

The music.... OH, YES, THE MUSIC!!!

Hearing a variety of music from improvisation to cocktail lounge type music (fake book playing? I don't know really what to call it) to rock and roll (courtesy of Frank ;\) ) , ragtime (Terrytunes!) and classical, what a wonderful thing that was!

The People, the Pianos, the Food, the Music...

!!!

Jeanne W

P.S. Thanks, Bernard, for your comments about my music. \:\)
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#920743 - 10/23/06 11:47 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
apple* Offline


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you guys are sooo lucky
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#920744 - 10/24/06 12:19 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Tewksbury MA
A few random pics...

Even the puppies enjoyed all the visitors!


Jeanne W & Lilylady (Roberta)


A great pic of Jerry Gloo and John Williams - love the tie, Jerry!!


Linda Gloo followed by Jeanne W and Lloyd W - heading over to check out the next piano


smooth sounding melodies from Eric Gloo

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#920745 - 10/24/06 12:22 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Tewksbury MA
 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:
you guys are sooo lucky [/b]
apple.. we'd love to have you join us!!.. you too kenny!

maybe next year ;\)

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#920746 - 10/24/06 12:29 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Tewksbury MA
This post is dedicated to Frank Baxter.




Three years ago, I received an invitation from Frank to join an online piano forum.

The special person who had brought the piano into my life departed soon after my arrival to this forum, while a host of new and very special friends entered to bring me hope and encouragement to further enjoy the piano in her absence.

I am so humbled to have found ALL of you!!

Thank you, Frank.
\:\)

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#920747 - 10/24/06 09:56 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Registered: 08/19/03
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Loc: Maine
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
 Quote:
Originally posted by kathyk:
And here's the tail end of the Moonlight
like you've never heard it before. [/b]
It says the movie is private, so we can't access it. [/b]
Woops. My first Youtube upload. Should work now.

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#920748 - 10/24/06 10:57 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Maine

Another pose of the obligatory piano group shot


Bernard and John first meet.


Roberta and Terry listen.


A rapt audience


Roberta lovingly playing the Brahms intermezzo. It turns out that about four others played it at one point or another, and we had fun comparing techniques and interpretations. Roberta wowed us with the Chopin military polinaise the next day. She said that it was a benchmark of sorts for her - not only learning it, but also performing it for a group. This is one of the things that I love the most about these piano parties, is watching the progession of us itinerant pianists. Most of us suffer varying degrees of performance anxiety - some severe, and these soires provide such an inviting and gentle venue to help us overcome this. And, having that opportunity to play for and listen to others has also really motivated many of us to continue to challenge ourselves by continuing to learn new pieces. As Terry and others have said, I am so grateful that I found Pianoworld and all of the wonderful comradery.

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#920749 - 10/24/06 10:58 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Maine

Off from one beautiful house and piano to the next.


John plays with his super electronic music pad. John has got that thing loaded with sheet music, and it's amazing how much of it is at his finger tips.


Everyone listens as Jeremy spins out the history of his Steinway. I'm not sure if someone mentioned this already, but this party was also celebrating his piano's 100th birthday. He even had the original receipt to prove it. It was purchased in 1906 for the grand sum of $600. When Jeremy acquired it, it was white - had the picture to prove it! Jerremy said it needs a complete rebuild. I disagree. I think it played and sounded beautifully.


And here he is playing chopsticks. Don't let him fool you. He'll take any old standard you shout out and and shape it into a jazz classic. You should have heard his Happy Birthday that we sang along with in honor of his piano.


Here's the Gloo clan sans one of the boys.


And the whole family here. And they're as friendly and gracious as they are good looking.

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#920750 - 10/24/06 10:58 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: Maine

All eyes are glued on Frank as he does his impressario act.


And then he elucidates on his technique


Frank and Beelady

And finally a few shots from Bernard's, Beelady's and my foray to Provincetown after the last revelry on Sunday. I post these as a further enticement to those of you who aren't from New England and might need a little extra incentive to get you out to the next Cape Cod party. It would be well worth making a several day vacation out of it. It had been 14 years since I had visited Cape Cod, and I'm telling you, I've got a major itch to return well before another 14 years passes. There's so much to see and do. And the natural beauty is just overwhelming.


This was at the end of the pier. I was intrigued by the photo images of the women, who I'm guessing are Portugese immigrants.


Docked fishing boats


A schooner that was at port having just made the run from the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway. I was seriously considering hanging up my job for awhile and signing on as a crew member - contingent on having a piano aboard, of course.

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#920751 - 10/24/06 11:16 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Sounds like a great time was had by all. Wish I could have come, but Cape Cod is a bit of a hike from Virginia! ;\)
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#920752 - 10/24/06 03:10 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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i love the cape cod area! Looks like it was so much fun!
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#920753 - 10/24/06 04:23 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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P*D

RE: Wish I could have come, but Cape Cod is a bit of a hike from Virginia!

"By land or by water"

Maybe not so far by water? ;-)

Hey, if I might travel down your way for a piano get together, you might travel up here?

Nice place to show Piano Son?

Piano Wife?

I'll show a few more pics soon of Cape Cod that might entice you.

LL
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#920754 - 10/24/06 04:48 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Might these entice visitors?



Sand Dunes

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#920755 - 10/25/06 01:27 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Thank you EVERYONE for a wonderful two days. We are still on a emotional high!
I did hear rumors about a repeat sometime next year.
Thanks Terry for all your help and thanks Frank for Piano World !!!
A joyous time for all!
Jeremy & Linda ah too!
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#920756 - 10/25/06 05:28 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 41
Loc: North Eastham, MA

I will begin posting some pictures that may not have found their way onto page 4 yet.
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#920757 - 10/25/06 05:31 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: North Eastham, MA
The above is Jim Cullem jazz master lovin' that sound.
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#920758 - 10/25/06 05:57 PM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: North Eastham, MA


Karen Zunti and Jim Gloo playing a lighthearted duet.
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#920759 - 10/27/06 10:35 AM Re: Cape Cod Grand Piano Fest - NOW with Pictures & Reports
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Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I am sorry I could not make it, but just a bad weekend for me. Lovely homes, lovely pianos, and I am sure some amazing music.
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