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#923292 - 04/25/05 05:56 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Beelady, I'll be sure to do that. I'm looking forward to it.
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#923293 - 04/25/05 07:16 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to assist with food. Any and all contributions are appreciated.

Don't forget, it isn't "always" about the piano! Especially when there are lots of hungry people gathered. \:\)

T minus 4 days and 1 wake-up!!

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#923294 - 04/26/05 07:15 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, make that T minus 3 days and a wake-up!
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#923295 - 04/26/05 02:02 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Cabernet it is, then.

I'll be going straight to Lowell and can't make the show. Sorry, Ax.
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#923296 - 04/26/05 07:49 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lee, Thanks for helping with the countdown! \:\)

Chris... It's great that you can at least join us in Lowell at Larry's piano shop.

For those of you who have not found the time to review the map to Larry's shop, it is quite easy.

495 to Lowell Connector; Exit PLAIN St.
Turn RIGHT at bottom of exit and first LEFT onto TANNER St.

Larry's Piano Shop is on the Left side at the stop sign.

For parking; take a left at the stop sign; directly across from Larry's shop there is a one story office bldg. There is plenty of space for parking.

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#923297 - 04/27/05 05:31 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, make that now T minus 2 days and a wake-up!
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#923298 - 04/27/05 07:55 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Terrytunes Offline
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Lee...... \:\)


Everyone;

Please don't forget your name tags! If I didn't mail one to you, I will have them with me at the recital in Westford.

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#923299 - 04/28/05 04:12 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, make that now T minus 1 (one) day and a wake-up! Tomorrow it will be just a wake-up. :-)
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#923300 - 04/28/05 02:33 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi Terry
Linda will be crafting some deviled eggs. We will bring wine and nuts also.
Jeremy
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#923301 - 04/28/05 08:04 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi, Terry:

See you Saturday. We'll bring cheese and cracker tray and wine. Looking forward to the recital and getting better acquainted with those we've met before and to meeting some new Piano People!

Jeanne and Lloyd W
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#923302 - 04/28/05 08:47 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I've already packed a corkscrew! Appears we might be needing one!!


I'm hoping a few of us will have a digital camera.


Jeremy... don't forget your sheetmusic!! \:\)

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#923303 - 04/28/05 08:54 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Ahh, wish I could be there. I'm playing in a concert here in town that night.

Oh, and to meet Santi Falcone and pick his brain...

Have fun, everyone!
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#923304 - 04/29/05 06:31 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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#923305 - 04/29/05 03:43 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi Frank, I sent you an email \:\)

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#923306 - 04/29/05 03:52 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Joe... Wish you could have joined us. Maybe next year!!! \:\)

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#923307 - 04/29/05 06:38 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry----
I've looked and looked----can not find my music!!!!
Jeremy
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#923308 - 04/29/05 09:30 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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It's TODAY !!! \:\)

Direction to Recital[/b] at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA) at 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA.:
  • From I-495, take Exit #32 (Boston Road Exit).
  • Travel on Boston Road towards Westford for a little over one mile.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Lincoln Street.
  • The PCA is immediately at the right of Lincoln Street.
    Parking available along streets.
  • Link to Map by MapQuest.
  • Link to Recital website. (Recital starts at 2:00pm).


Direction from Recital venue to PW Gathering[/b] venue (Larry Buck's shop at 171 Lincoln Street, Lowell, MA):
  • Travel back to Boston Road
  • Get onto I-495 North (travel towards Lowell)
  • Take the Lowell Connector exit.
  • Take exit #4 to Plain Street (travel towards Ayers City)
  • Turn LEFT onto Tanner Street
  • Larry's shop is on the left side at the stop sign.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign and park across Larry's shop.
  • Direction and Map by Yahoo!
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#923309 - 04/30/05 06:38 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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And everything was a complete success!

I'm sure we will be posting more tomorrow.

Wonderful people. Very Talented too.

And Friendly!

Thanks to all who helped plan this.

Roberta, who is glad she went!!!
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#923310 - 04/30/05 09:53 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Kim and I had a wonderful time. I too am glad I went. Thanks Terry, Beelady, Larry, Ax, Frank and anyone else who helped to make this a great day! Terry, where's the sign up sheet for next year?
Lee
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#923311 - 05/01/05 05:07 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Loc: Lowell MA
Thank You to everyone !!

It was a great pleasure to meet everyone.
It is great to put faces and conversation to the "names and posts" I have read.

A special thanks Terry, Beelady, my friend Ellen and everyone else who brought food. A tremendous effort and Verry Verry yummy.

Thank You to Frank #1, good to see you after all these years. Meeting the people of "Piano World" has given me a greater appreciation for your hard work. Also, I am now the proud owner of a Piano World Coffee Mug, very nice.

Thanks to Santi Falcone, great conversation and perspective on the piano business.

There were many talented piano players, all wonderful to listen to.

Thanks to Ax and Philip for putting on the Recital in Westford. My first time to the Parish Center for the Arts. It ia a very nice hall and a wonderful Steinway B.

Thank You Everyone.

Larry Buck
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#923312 - 05/01/05 06:38 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 6971
Loc: Maine
Another smashing success of a PW piano party. Honestly, these things just seem to get better. This is the best attended one I've been to yet. Thanks to Terrytunes for organizing it around Axtremus's, (what has now become) annual open mic recital in Westford. I won't even try to remember the names of all who attended. There was a whole gaggle of PW people, but lots of tag-alongs, too. The non-PW guy I was really drawn to was Santi Falcone, of the much acclaimed, but unforunately, no longer manaufactured Falcone pianos. He's one fascinating guy who might surprise us one day and open shop again.

Here are the few photos I managed to get until my camera batteries decide to ditz out. I'm sure more will follow from other attendees.



This is part of Larry Buck's studio - perfect for performance venues with his monster Petrof. You can see Frank in the front R, then Jeanne's hub Lloyd,Jeanne, Terrytunes, in back of them Bernard's SO, Preston, and the others sort of fade out in the dark (sorry about that).


Frank did his knock-out, very unique & rockin' Moonlight sonata and a few others. I have an 12 sec. AVI that I couldn't fit on my web space. If anyone can help me upload it somewhere esle, I'll post.




Here we were gathering for the classic Piano Party pose.



And here we are - this is primarily just the PW members, who were maybe just half of all who attended, from L to R starting in the back, Lilylady, Jazzmantoo, Lloyd W, Jeanne W, (in front) Santi Falcone, Leebea, (under piano) Chris W1, Beelady's beelet, Axtremus, Frank Baxter, Bernard (contining in back)Beelady, Beefriended,
Terrytunes , John Halter, A441 (Jeremy Gloo), Eric Gloo (unfortunately, quite hidden, kathyk, and Larry Buck.

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#923313 - 05/01/05 07:19 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
it seems like a very cool party! did you all get to play anything?

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#923314 - 05/01/05 08:08 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Jeanne W Offline
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Loc: New England
What a wonderful gathering! My husband, Lloyd, and I got to visit again with PW member friends and to meet a few new ones! The recital was wonderful. Axtremus, I think my favorite pieces were the two Chinese oldies, as you billed them, the ones you started the program with - just beautiful - and the Khachaturian "Toccata" which I found very intriguing. Lloyd asked when I thought the Toccata was written - he guessed 1952, then changed his mind saying 1912; I guessed 1967. We're probably both way off. Does anyone know anything about this composer? I hope those pieces will be available on your recital website as MP3 files?

Thanks so much, Larry, for opening up your piano shop to us. That's an impressive space you have there. Nice meeting you and what could be better than a gathering of friends with food and pianos and music to boot! The Petrof you have there has a very quick, light action. Several commented it sounds almost as though it is amplified. Maybe the piano, maybe the space it's in, probably a bit of both. Terrific piano. Very well balanced, I thought, throughout the registers.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.

Signa: You asked if we all got to play anything. Yes, most of us played the Petrof. We had some wonderfully talented pianists on hand. Wish you could have been there!

\:\)

Jeanne W
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#923315 - 05/01/05 09:21 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 104
Loc: Somerville, Massachusetts
Good fun. Thanks too all for setting it up. Special thanks to Larry for providing such a cool space(and for so freely sharing his knowledge.) Also, thanks to those folks (Darrell's Music Hall?) who provided the Petrof. Very nice indeed.
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#923316 - 05/01/05 10:19 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
I'll add my thanks to the others. I had a great time, although I'm not sure I'll be able to tell my friends and family that I spent the evening in a Lowell warehouse with people I met on the internet!

Seriously, it was a very nice party. I enjoyed hearing everyone play the Petrof and seeing some of the pianos in the rebuilding process. I was thrilled to view an 1863 Steinway that's in the shop. It has a lot of cabinet design elements in common with my 1864 square.

Thanks to you all for making a newcomer feel welcome and for putting on a great spread.

Loved the recital too! I was inspired to come home and play all night.

Well done.
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#923317 - 05/01/05 10:33 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 1249
Loc: Tewksbury MA
Every moment spent anticipating the arrival of our PW Northeast Gathering II, proved to be well worth the wait. I had the most fantastic time! Having the opportunity to meet with members I have shared good times with in the past was a delight. It was wonderful to meet long time members I have never had the chance to meet and newcomers to our group. It’s not often you can get together with such a large group of people and actually feel a connection with each and every person.

I sat in awe at the open stage recital in Westford for Part I of our gathering. This years performance featured a flutist, violinist and some very talented pianists including Phillip and PW’s very own Axtremus. The final performance by Ax and Phillip definitely needs to be mentioned. It was listed in the program as “to be announced” but without any response prior to sitting down for their planned duet, Ax and Phillip played a familiar tune that spanned a total of possibly 45 seconds and was very well planned and executed for ending a delightful afternoon musical performance. My first impression was, oh, I know this piece...it’s... yes, Looney Tunes theme with the memorable ending.... “That’s All Folks” !!

Part II of our gathering was PW’s very own open stage recital. Larry‘s entire shop was opened for exploration and provided everyone a vast expanse to move around in. I had a friend’s daughter in tow with me (13) hoping this event would help to provide her with inspiration to continue her piano studies. I know I found myself at the piano this morning practicing Brahms Intermezzo prior to signing onto PW!! Thanks to Bernard, for playing this piece. Listening to your performance shed new light for me as I sat down for practice with it this morning realizing I need to finish it. And John Halter, on Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique (at open stage in Westford was amazing!) One performance after another and I found it more and more difficult to leave my seat in the main room.

Thank you, Larry, for your generosity in allowing us the use of your shop and being a generous and gracious host/member.. Thanks also to Larry’s friend Ellen, and all others that assisted in making our event a huge success.

Thank you, once again Frank, for having a huge part in uniting me with all these wonderful and talented people!

Now I am off to locate a duet as a fellow member has offered to join with me in playing at next years gathering!!! \:\)


T-minus 364 days and one wake-up to go!!!

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#923318 - 05/01/05 01:40 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
BeeLady Offline
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Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 2339
Loc: Massachusetts
What a great time and what a turnout! Nearly 40 people!

Ax's recital was wonderful and varied as others have mentioned. Ax, we all love the "Chinese Oldies" you played..Might there be some sheet music for them? They were enchanting.

Larry Buck's shop was huge and a great place to throw a piano party! Pianos were in all the rooms in various states of rebuilding. The new performance space was lovely and large enough to hold us all and that big Petrof!

Thanks to Larry and Terry for organizing all the many details and of course to Frank for bringing us all together. It was the best piano party yet.

Next a few pics. Sorry for links, but computer ills here prevent direct posting...

Axtremus and ChrisW1 trying out an almost done Steinway B

Lloyd and Jeanne W with Bernard in the background

BeeFriended, Santi Falcone, Frank, leebea, lilylady
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#923319 - 05/01/05 03:04 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Loc: Maine
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
- and the Khachaturian "Toccata" which I found very intriguing. Lloyd asked when I thought the Toccata was written - he guessed 1952, then changed his mind saying 1912; I guessed 1967. We're probably both way off. Does anyone know anything about this composer?
Jeanne W [/b]
Jeanne, he's an Armenian composer who lived during the 20th century. This piece was written in 1932. One of his most famous pieces is an orchestral piece called "the Sabre Dance." He's done a lot of other good piano stuff, too, and tends to get lumped in with Prokofiev in terms of style. The tocatta is one of those chestnuts that seems to be popular with advanced pianists. It *is* an impressive piece.

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#923320 - 05/01/05 04:44 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kathyk:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jeanne W:
[qb] - and the Khachaturian "Toccata" which I found very intriguing. .............. The tocatta is one of those chestnuts that seems to be popular with advanced pianists. It *is* an impressive piece. [/b]
I think it's pretty easy... Very easy to learn is one 'shows' you how.
here's a lightened up pic

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#923321 - 05/01/05 05:43 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Very interesting that you played the Katchaturian toccata. I just bought a CD of Armenian piano music.

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