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#923172 - 02/13/05 12:36 AM PW Gathering/April 30th...
Terrytunes Offline
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Immediately following Open Stage Recital (advertised by Axtremus) in Westford MA, Larry Buck, a recent member and an outstanding piano tech, has volunteered to host a PW gathering in Lowell. Larry welcomes us to gather in the music room of his shop where a Petrof model II will be available to those interested in providing entertainment.


Please post a response if you plan to attend.

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#923173 - 02/13/05 06:58 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I will be there with a friend or two in tow!
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#923174 - 02/13/05 07:05 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I am looking forward to meeting everyone at both Ax's recital and the reception.


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#923175 - 02/13/05 07:08 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
AnnaMatthew Offline
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Oh wow, this is nice of Larry. I wish i could join in too... if only there were such gathering of PWer here in Singapore. Id love to meet other piano enthusiasts! i bet it would be a very inspiring experience.
And oh, pardon my ignorance, but what does a piano tech do? and also, where is Lowell? Im thinking the US...oop sorry if im waaaay wrong.

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#923176 - 02/13/05 07:29 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Terrytunes Offline
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skeletony... Lowell is in Massachusetts. Do you have any relatives living in New England?

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#923177 - 02/13/05 07:35 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry- no i dont. All my relatives are here in Singapore which is faaaar faaaar away from New England. Do they have the best clam chowder in NE?

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#923178 - 02/13/05 08:32 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
Do they have the best clam chowder in NE?
It depends on who the chef is! I prefer it rich and creamy with LOTS of clams!! ;\)

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#923179 - 02/13/05 08:34 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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#923180 - 02/13/05 08:42 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Terrytunes:
 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
Do they have the best clam chowder in NE?
It depends on who the chef is! I prefer it rich and creamy with LOTS of clams!! ;\) [/b]
YUM. Sorry for hogging the thread and being OOT. But i have to agree with you. I am the chef for my clam chowder. I buy mine canned and another can of clam (so that you really get the LOTS OF CLAMS) add the broth to the soup, add extra milk, butter cook it up abit more and top it with parsley flakes. Stir in the clams last.
Serve with toasted baguette.

No one has explained what a piano tech does to me yet.... *off to google*

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#923181 - 02/13/05 01:12 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Mr. Buck,

Thanks for volunteering to host.

Terry,

Thanks for organizing the gathering.


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#923182 - 02/13/05 01:18 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Sounds like a great time.

Larry, is the Petrof your piano?
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#923183 - 02/13/05 05:45 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
kenny Offline
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\:\( \:\( \:\(

Whaaaaaaaaaah.

I wanna go.

Whaaaaaaaah.

Have fun.

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#923184 - 02/14/05 01:15 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
bellspiano Offline
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Sorry I will miss this -- I will be in Delaware that weekend, but I hope to join PWers at another event -- thanks for asking me, Terry --
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#923185 - 02/14/05 01:53 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
justme Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
\:\( \:\( \:\(

Whaaaaaaaaaah.

I wanna go.

Whaaaaaaaah.

Have fun. [/b]
ditto!
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#923186 - 02/16/05 06:47 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Terrytunes Offline
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justme & kenny.... I wish a few more of the NE members would be as anxious to join us!! \:\(

Maybe the month of April is too far beyond the imagination of most NE'ers.


Keith... When Larry told me about the Petrof II he did refer to it as "his".


I wonder if Larry has any pic's of the Petrof II (??)

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#923187 - 02/17/05 04:50 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Pathbreaker Offline
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I'm still going to try and make this. I didn't realize that this thread was related to the other one.
This is a really great idea, really lookin forward to meeting some of ya. and april30 is still kinda far away so i could probably get off my lazy butt and prepare something for then haha.

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#923188 - 02/17/05 08:42 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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i probably cannot make it. besides, i would feel depressed to see anyone there playing so much better than me. wish everyone who could go to have a great time though!

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#923189 - 02/18/05 06:38 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, count us in (JF and probable tag-along). Have you contacted Chris W2 and/or Jeanne W?

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#923190 - 02/18/05 01:21 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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KATHYK!!!!! \:D \:D \:D \:D \:D

Does this mean you're back?

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#923191 - 02/18/05 01:42 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
... No one has explained what a piano tech does to me yet.... *off to google* [/b]

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#923192 - 02/18/05 01:45 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
AnnaMatthew Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by big al:
 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
... No one has explained what a piano tech does to me yet.... *off to google* [/b]
[/b]
eh?
Our lovely Terrytunes (theresa \:\) ) has very patiently explained to me quite in detail via pm.

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#923193 - 02/18/05 01:46 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
... No one has explained what a piano tech does to me yet.... *off to google* [/b]
Piano tech is a short way of saying piano technician - the people that tune, service, and repair pianos. Hopefully, the piano tech does all this to your piano and not to you. Ah, the vagaries of syntax in the English language.

Big Al

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#923194 - 02/18/05 01:48 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
AnnaMatthew Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by big al:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by skeletony:
[qb] Hopefully, the piano tech does all this to your piano and not to you. Big Al [/b]
HAHA! i actually just realised that when you quoted me... argh cut me some slack, grammar police!

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#923195 - 02/18/05 02:27 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Ha! Singapore! My dad used to teach at Nanyang.

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#923196 - 02/18/05 02:32 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mikester:
Ha! Singapore! My dad used to teach at Nanyang. [/b]
You're from Singapore?
wow, your father used to teach music at nanyang? Does he teach you music too? (or fashion?)
Id be auditioning at nanyang in march...could you tell me more about nanyang (well, anything that you cant find on the website!)? Im considering Lasalle too. TIA! (thanks in advance)

Oops, now im OTT again, sorry folks!

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#923197 - 02/18/05 02:36 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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No my dad taught Engineering. He can help with digital signal processing but I suppose he won't be able to help anything music-related =) American schools are also an option. My cousin who was raised in Singapore got accepted to a university in America on scholarship. That's pretty common, I used to know a bunch of Singapore natives when I lived in dorms.

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#923198 - 02/18/05 04:02 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Larry Buck Offline
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Hi Everyone,

I am looking forward to meeting all of you on the 30th.

Have a great weekend.
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#923199 - 02/18/05 04:14 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Larry, I look forward to meeting you as well. Can't wait to see your space! Sounds great! I love Lowell!

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, I live only minutes away.. \:\)
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#923200 - 02/18/05 04:55 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Larry Buck Offline
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Thanks Bee,

I like your tag line....

Larry
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#923201 - 02/18/05 10:04 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Kathy... Jeanne and Chris W1 have been notified! I am anxiously awaiting to hear a positive response from both of them.

[Jeanne..psst, psst....step away from the piano and respond, please!!]

Bee... do you have any others to add to my list? I have made inquiries to the entire list with the exception of one...

Hello, Frank!!! Is April 30th gathering in MA marked on your calendar???

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#923202 - 02/19/05 05:52 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I will try to make it work out but that is getting real close to commencement at the college I work for and I usually end up having to work extra hours during the two weeks leading up to it.
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#923203 - 02/20/05 08:12 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry:

You are so right about me being at the piano much of the time. I hope *It* (my piano) doesn't actually absorb me into its wood fibers. (heheheheheha heh)

The recital and gathering at Larry Bucks' sounds super! It'll be great seeing everyone and getting to meet some new Piano People.

We'll be there!

Jeanne (And Lloyd, too)
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#923204 - 02/22/05 04:51 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi Terry--
Thanks for the kind words. Not sure about the 30th yet. John Williams may not be able to make it. I'm working on it and will keep you pasted,err, ah, posted.
Jeremy Gloo
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#923205 - 02/22/05 04:56 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I plan on coming.

For those who haven't been to one, the recital is a great time.
And I'm looking forward to the party at Larry's place (thanks for hosting it Larry).
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#923206 - 02/24/05 05:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I have put the date in my book and if I can at all find a way to make it, I will. Being a newbie, it would be great to put people in place of some of the screen names that I see everytime I visit the forum. Thanks Terry, Ax and Larry.
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#923207 - 02/28/05 05:15 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I thinking about it.
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#923208 - 02/28/05 07:26 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
I thinking about it. [/b]
Nice to know your thinking about joining us!! ;\)

You know it will be a GRAND time!!

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#923209 - 03/02/05 09:53 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Chris W1 Offline
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Terry, I just got your PM and, no, I didn't see the other email you sent me.

The 30th is on my calendar. Hope to see everyone then. Jeremy, hoping you can come lay down some chords, again.

What's the lay of the land for 18 month olds \:\) ? My wife's Easter is near/on that weekend. That's the only question mark above my head. It may only mean I'll be solo.

Maybe Frank can move this thread over to the meetings area. Its been a couple days and I had to page back to dig it up on this forum. Just an idea.

Chris W1
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#923210 - 03/02/05 10:15 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Thank you Chris W 1. Hope you can make it. How is your jazz improv going?
As Art Tatum said as he pointed to the keyboard, "It's all there waiting to be played" Sure Art!!!
Hope to see you Chris and all of the rest of the fine folk, including our fine leader Rockin Frank B.
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#923211 - 03/02/05 06:31 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Chris, I did post to the Members Gatherings, Meetings...etc Forum but asked for replies to be placed in Pianist Corner. I think quite a few members don't always check out what's happening that far down on the front page.

I can't answer on the age related question. Axtremus and Larry Buck will hopefully make it back to this thread sometime soon. Last I checked, Larry Buck had made it over to the coffee room and was renewing "old" acquaintances with Frank!!

I'm glad you've placed the date on your calendar.

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#923212 - 03/03/05 10:43 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
I thinking about it. [/b]
And your room will be ready! \:\)
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#923213 - 03/03/05 03:47 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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BeeLady, you are so kind. I'll be in touch if I decide I can make it. Thanks. \:\)
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#923214 - 03/04/05 05:38 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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This is a drive by hello to everyone.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone on the 30th of April.

Thank you Terry for you hard work. Say hello to Steve for me.
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#923215 - 03/04/05 11:51 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Bernard---
Hope you can make. Would be great to see you and hear you play again.
Jeremy
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#923216 - 03/06/05 07:06 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, My friend Ellen has offered to help. Would you like her number?
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#923217 - 03/06/05 08:22 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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TerryTunes wrote:

I can't answer on the age related question. Axtremus and Larry Buck will hopefully make it back to this thread sometime soon.
Is there an age-related question that I should answer buy missed?
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#923218 - 03/07/05 07:51 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Terrytunes:
Immediately following Open Stage Recital (advertised by Axtremus) in Westford MA, Larry Buck, a recent member and an outstanding piano tech, has volunteered to host a PW gathering in Lowell. Larry welcomes us to gather in the music room of his shop where a Petrof model II will be available to those interested in providing entertainment.


Please post a response if you plan to attend. [/b]
I've marked these events on my calendar and hope to attend. Sounds like good fun.

And thank you Terry for the heads up.
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#923219 - 03/07/05 07:22 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Larry, Please tell Ellen her offer is very much appreciated. I'll PM you my cellphone and email address.

Axtremus, I sent you a PM.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to head over to the Members Recordings Forum where someone has left a very special tune for me!! :3hearts:

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#923220 - 03/09/05 06:30 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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A441,

Haven't had time to get into improv as much as I'd like. I've had to settle for printing off another Chopin prelude and plodding in that direction. There is a teacher who plays jazz at the Hawthorne, in Salem, who I would like to start with. Hmmm, since you mention your age, there is a small chance you would know her. Her name is Judy (don't know last name) and she has a trombone playing husband. I mention it because both have been active in Boston ensembles playing swing and Real book tunes. I bet that genre has been a small world, even for Boston, for decades at this point. I used to play saxophone in a NYS swing band 23 years ago, well before moving here.

I guess we'll see on the kids issue. They can keep my piano time to 1hr a week, but they may not be able to keep me away on 4/30!

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#923221 - 03/09/05 12:13 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry and Crew
Looking better and better for Apr 30th. Linda got the time off. John Williams not sure yet. I have a probable yes from the Halters.
Will keep you posted. Jeremy
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#923222 - 03/10/05 04:56 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Sorry to miss this..
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#923223 - 03/10/05 07:38 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Larry Buck Offline
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Hi Terry,

I am seeing Ellen tomorrow, can you pm me your contact info?

Thanks,
Larry
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#923224 - 03/11/05 07:40 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Larry, please check your pm's.

LaPianista... sorry to know that you won't be able to join us... but I'm glad you were able to attend the recent NY piano club gathering! Looks like you all had a great time!

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#923225 - 03/15/05 06:48 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Attention!! Attention!! Name Tag Alert!!!


If you plan to be in attendance, please consider ownership of your very own personalized PW name tag.

The PW name tag is a business size card that will be laminated to ensure many years of use! It has a small metal clip that will attach securely to your clothing without causing any damage to you or your clothing. It is comprised of your: 1)screen name 2)avatar (if you claim ownership to one) 3)name you desire to be addressed by others 4)state of residence


Those of us who attended the M&H tour last spring should (hopefully) still have their original name tags. As of right now, there have not been any punishment guidelines set in place for members who have “lost” their tags! I advise you to come forward immediately in your most humble writing manner to request a replacement.


For those of you who plan to attend and do not already have a name tag, please PM me your info.

If you would like to provide an address, I will mail the name tag to you; otherwise, you may claim your identity at the gathering!

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#923226 - 03/17/05 04:21 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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"bump"

terry... waiting patiently from anyone for a response!

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#923227 - 03/17/05 02:08 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, I have not seen Ellen in the last few days, busy schedules, I'll see her Fri and give her your info.

I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone.
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#923228 - 03/18/05 10:20 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, I PM'd my info to you early this morning. Let me know if you need anything else.
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#923229 - 03/18/05 06:08 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lee, thank you for the info. I found a link for your avatar and was able to get a clear print so I included it on the name tag.

I will laminate it at work and mail it off to you on Monday.

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#923230 - 03/19/05 03:46 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, my daughter from Seattle is staying with me until early May and would like to come with me on the 30th. She is staying with my other daughter tonite but I will get info from her and PM it to you tomorrow.
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#923231 - 03/19/05 08:57 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lee, Oh, That's so nice your daughter is able to visit for awhile. Enjoy!

I'm glad she will be here to accompany you to the gathering!

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#923232 - 03/20/05 09:04 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi Terry--John & Helga Williams will not be able to make it. My son Eric maybe---not sure yet. I have a yes from Tony and Brenda Halter---and their son John who by the way has agreed to play at "Open Stage". Waiting to hear from him regarding info for Axtremus.
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#923233 - 03/20/05 05:14 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi, Terry!

Put me down as a "Yes" for attending the gathering. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. I've heard from A441 (who is just a little sharp), and he forwarded me your e-mail to him. It sounds like you have all the information on me that you need.
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#923234 - 03/20/05 05:36 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Eric... Wonderful! I will add you to the list and send a name tag to the guy who is so much treble!! He knows who he is!!

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#923235 - 03/20/05 06:01 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, did you see the new Boston North member? Her screen name is "lilylady" and she has posted over on Member Recordings. She joined the forum on 3/17.
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#923236 - 03/20/05 06:12 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lee, I found "lilylady" this morning and made mention of the gathering to her in a post she had resonded to. If she doesn't reply with a follow-up post, I will send her a PM.


Good detective work! Thank you for your assistance!

I certainly hope to avoid seeing any MA members posting remarks after the gathering stating, "Oh, I wish I had known"!!!!

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#923237 - 03/21/05 04:34 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry,

Ellen is traveling on Business for a week, she'll be in touch when she gets back
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#923238 - 03/22/05 11:27 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Larry... ;\)

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#923239 - 03/22/05 01:40 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi Terry
As it stands right now six of us are coming. Still waiting to hear from the Halters on the name tags. I'll bet they have not joined---we shall see.
I found my M&H tour tag. Linda Gloo needs one. Will advise on the others ASAP. Read your post on Eric's.
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#923240 - 03/23/05 04:52 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, I received the nametags for Kim and me today. Nice job. Wow, my avatar looks like it should! Thanks, I'm reaally looking forward to the 30th.
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#923241 - 03/27/05 03:04 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 33 days... until the April 30th gathering!


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A NAME TAG, PLEASE READ 4TH POST DOWN ON PAGE 3!


Jerry, Eric and Linda's tags will be in the mail this week.

Lee, you're quite welcome! Glad you were pleased with the results.

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#923242 - 03/28/05 10:16 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, I am having a hard time following...who all is coming thus far? I am planning on bringing the whole brood plus a piano friend so that makes 6 for me.

Bernard??? Are you coming up? We would love to meet Preston. You both are welcome to stay with us. \:\)

Now the important stuff...

I plan on bringing a fruit salad. What else will you need?
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#923243 - 03/28/05 07:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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BeeLady, let me see if Preston wants to come. I'll let you know in a few days. \:\)
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#923244 - 03/29/05 07:35 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lastest tally shows approx 40 people (members & guests) who plan to be in attendance at Larry Buck's piano shop in Lowell for part 2 of our gathering on April 30th.

I wish some of you would come forward and let me know if you are all set with a name tag.

I'll post a listing tomorrow night of members who plan to attend.

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#923245 - 03/30/05 02:52 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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40!!! Wow! And I told a friend about the open recital, she attended the last one. Maybe we can drag her and her kids along with us to Lowell! \:D

Oops, that reminds me, I must drop a note in a certain mailbox tomorrow. ;\)
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#923246 - 03/30/05 08:13 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Here is a listing of those planning or hoping to attend the gathering at Larry Buck's piano shop in Lowell. The gathering in Lowell will take place immediately following the Open Stage Recital in Westford.

Piano World (founder): Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - Jerry & Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
Axtremus & Mrs Axtremus (2)
Beelady & Mr Beelday, children (3)friend (6)
Bernard & Preston (NYC) (2)
Chris W1 (MA) (1)
Tom, Brenda & John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
JeanneW & Lloyd (MA) (2)
Jeffo & Debbie (MA) (2)
KathyK, Jack Frost & Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
Larry Buck & Ellen (MA) (2)
Leebea & Kim (MA) (2)
Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
Terrytunes & Steve (MA) (2)


Anyone else out there who would like to be added to the listing?

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#923247 - 03/31/05 04:51 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry,

Paul Panek will be there. So far, Russ Fontaine is planning to be there. Alas, ... Ellen will not be there.
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#923248 - 04/01/05 03:31 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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ok, Larry... I'll put some name tags together for them!!

Everyone else has a name tag, right????!!!!!


T minus 29 days!!

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#923249 - 04/03/05 08:14 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 27 days!!!

update:

Piano World (founder): Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - Jerry & Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
Axtremus & Mrs Axtremus (2)
Beelady & Mr Beelday, children (3)friend (6)
Bernard & Preston (NYC) (2)
Chris W1 (MA) (1)
Tony, Brenda & John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
JeanneW & Lloyd (MA) (2)
Jeffo & Debbie (MA) (2)
KathyK, Jack Frost & Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
Larry Buck + Paul P + Russ F (MA) (3)
Leebea & Kim (MA) (2)
Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
Terrytunes & Steve (MA) (2)

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#923250 - 04/04/05 01:51 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry, I need another name tag please....


Could you make one for Santi Falcone and put him down for one at the party?

Thanks \:\)
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#923251 - 04/04/05 02:50 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry ,

Add Brad Smith to the list as well....

Thanks. Larry
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#923252 - 04/04/05 07:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 26 days


Piano World (founder): Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - Jerry & Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
Axtremus & Mrs Axtremus (2)
Beelady & Mr Beelday, children (3)friend (6)
Bernard & Preston (NYC) (2)
Chris W1 (MA) (1)
Tony, Brenda & John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
Jeanne W & Lloyd W (MA) (2)
Jeffo & Debbie (MA) (2)
KathyK, Jack Frost & Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
Larry Buck + Paul P + Russ F + Brad S (MA) (4)
Leebea & Kim (MA) (2)
Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
Santi Falcone (MA) (1)
Terrytunes & Steve (MA) (2)

Total: 42

Larry... enjoy the S&S tour in NYC!!

Beelady... Will get crankin' on the name tags asap!!!

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#923253 - 04/07/05 04:07 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I had the opportunity to meet up with Larry Buck yesterday at his piano shop in Lowell.

I thought those of you attending might like to have a glimpse of our host and one of the pianos that awaits the pleasure of your performance.



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#923254 - 04/08/05 07:43 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Hi BeeLady---
Is that THE Santi Falcone of Falcone pianos. What a treat if so. If not, it will be a treat anyway!
Great group Terry!! I think we all better practice our scales!!
Jeremy
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#923255 - 04/08/05 08:24 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
Originally posted by A441:
Hi BeeLady---
Is that THE Santi Falcone of Falcone pianos. What a treat if so. If not, it will be a treat anyway!
Great group Terry!! I think we all better practice our scales!!
Jeremy [/b]
The one and only! \:D
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#923256 - 04/09/05 06:06 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 21 days...


Piano World (founder): *Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - *Jerry & *Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
*Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
*Axtremus & *Mrs Axtremus (2)
*Beefriended (1)
*Beelady & Mr *Beelday, *children (5)
Bernard & Preston (NYC) (2)
Chris W1 (MA) (1)
*Tony, *Brenda & *John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
*Jeanne W & *Lloyd W (MA) (2)
*KathyK, *Jack Frost & *Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
*Larry Buck + *Paul P + *Russ F + *Brad S (MA) (4)
*Leebea & *Kim (MA) (2)
*Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
*Santi Falcone (MA) (1)
*Terrytunes & *Steve (MA) (2)

If you have one of these * next to your name, you either have your name tag or I am working on one for you.

Those of you without (*), PLEASE PM at least your first name to me so that if you attend this event, I can have a name tag prepared and we don't have to guess who you are.

OK, with the exception of Paul Y and Chris W1, I guess I can figure out your first name!!! If you would like your last name on your tag, please let me know.

Jeffo, I received your PM. Sorry that you and Debbie will not be able to join us.

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#923257 - 04/09/05 09:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terrytunes,

I still have my name tag from the M&H tour. As long as I don't forget to bring it with me. As you have it figured, my first name is Bernard and Preston's first name is Preston. \:D (My last name is Dauphinais and I have to ask Preston if he wants his last name printed ;\) , if you don't hear back from me, just use "Preston").
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#923258 - 04/10/05 07:32 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Good Morning Terry,

Could you make up a name tag for "Nina", not a definate 100% , but very likely.

Thanks....
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#923259 - 04/10/05 04:58 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 20 days...


Piano World (founder): *Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - *Jerry & *Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
*Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
*Axtremus & *Mrs Axtremus (2)
*Beefriended (1)
*Beelady & Mr *Beelday, *children (5)
*Bernard & *Preston (NYC) (2)
*Chris W1 (MA) (1)
*Tony, *Brenda & *John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
*Jeanne W & *Lloyd W (MA) (2)
*KathyK, *Jack Frost & *Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
*Larry Buck + *Paul P + *Russ F + *Brad S + *Nina (5)
*Leebea & *Kim (MA) (2)
*Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
*Santi Falcone (MA) (1)
*Terrytunes & *Steve (MA) (2)

Total: 41

Bernard, thank you for your info. I will have an extra name tag for you... just in case!

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#923260 - 04/10/05 05:45 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Originally posted by someone either cute or BEING cute:

------------
*Beefriended (1)
-------------

\:D ... AND a subtle "ninasnort"


Bob

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#923261 - 04/10/05 07:12 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Bob... any plans for visiting your sister around the end of the month???!!!

AND, did you notice that Santi Falcone is joining us???!! If you have a copy of Larry Fine's book, you can find some info on him in case you don't recall the name.

I have not met "Beefriended" yet... but made her a name tag and look forward to meeting her.

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#923262 - 04/12/05 08:54 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 18 days...


Piano World (founder): *Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - *Jerry & *Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
*Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
*Axtremus & *Mrs Axtremus (2)
*Beefriended (1)
*Beelady & Mr *Beelday, *children (5)
*Bernard & *Preston (NYC) (2)
*Chris W1 (MA) (1)
*Tony, *Brenda & *John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
*Jeanne W & *Lloyd W (MA) (2)
*KathyK, *Jack Frost & *Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
*Larry Buck + *Paul P + *Russ F + *Brad S + *Nina (5)
*Leebea & *Kim (MA) (2)
*Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
*Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
*Santi Falcone (MA) (1)
*Terrytunes & *Steve (MA) (2)

Total: 41

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#923263 - 04/13/05 07:01 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry,

I have two more people who are tentativly interested in coming to the gathering. I'll keep you posted.
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#923264 - 04/13/05 07:08 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Oh, my...we better start thinking about how we are going to feed 40+ people at dinner hour!!!!!

I am hoping that one invite will bring the chocolate.. ;\)

Anyone else with ideas???
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#923265 - 04/13/05 07:47 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I have a 40 cup coffee maker
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#923266 - 04/13/05 07:48 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I'll also put together a couple of cheesecakes.....
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#923267 - 04/14/05 09:09 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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After reviewing my collection of recipes I have decided upon the following;

"SPECIAL" chicken recipe w/side of rice (found this delicious chicken recipe in the "What are you having for dinner tonight" selections and it has become a favorite with family/friends)

Large pot of vegetarian soup with pasta; served with pesto and grated romano cheese.

Steve (DH) will prepare a large crockpot of chili; served with sour cream, tortilla chips and shredded mozzarella cheese.

I will start organizing tomorrow, since I have the day off, and will take care of tablecloths, paper products etc.

I would be very happy to consume only cheesecake though... !!! \:\)

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#923268 - 04/15/05 08:50 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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 Quote:
I am hoping that one invite will bring the chocolate[/b]
BeeLady,

Its a shame. We have what must be a 20lb Easter Bunny that stands over 2 feet tall for my other halves Easter party. Unfortunately, that would be May 1st.

Ask me what we'll do with it all, and I don't know...

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#923269 - 04/15/05 08:57 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Can somebody repeat the schedule for April 30. Sorry, I couldn't find it in this thread. What time at Larry's? What was taking place beforehand?

TIA,
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#923270 - 04/15/05 02:35 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Chris, If you find an Axtremus post with his signature block, or the following website, it describes the recital preceding the "social" which Terry talks about in the first post on page one of this thread. I believe the social time is dependent on the completion of the recital. I hope I'm not giving false information. Somebody please correct me if I am.

www.PianoRecital.org - Recital in Westford, MA with "Open Stage" on April 30.
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#923271 - 04/15/05 03:47 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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leebea.. sounds like good info to me! thanks! \:\)

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#923272 - 04/15/05 05:05 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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leebea you are right on the money.

I have been figuring we would be in or on our way to Lowell from the recital by 5. That sound realistic?
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#923273 - 04/16/05 05:09 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Good Morning Everyone.

BeeLady, I have been planning on 5 for people to begin arriving.

I will be up to the shop early in the day getting things ready so that I can be at the recital.

Terry has offered to come up and help get things ready. Thank You Terry, I accept. I'll get you the table measurements over this weekend.


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#923274 - 04/17/05 07:43 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus 13 days...


Piano World (founder): *Frank Baxter (CT) (1)
A441 - *Jerry & *Linda (Cape Cod) (2)
*Eric Gloo (NY) (1)
*Axtremus & *Mrs Axtremus (2)
*Beefriended (1)
*Beelady & Mr *Beelday, *children (5)
*Bernard & *Preston (NYC) (2)
*Chris W1 (MA) (1)
*Tony, *Brenda & *John Halter (Cape Cod) (3)
Jazzmantoo (MA) (1)
*Jeanne W & *Lloyd W (MA) (2)
*KathyK, *Jack Frost & *Sophie (ME) (3)
Kjar (MA) (1)
*Larry Buck + *Paul P + *Russ F + *Brad S + *Nina (5)
*Leebea & *Kim (MA) (2)
*Lilylady (MA) (1)
Paul Y (MA) (1)
Pootietoogood (MA) (1)
QuirtEvans (MA) (1)
Redtop (NH) (1)
*Rustyfingers (MA) (1)
*Santi Falcone (MA) (1)
*Terrytunes & *Steve (MA) (2)

Total: 41

Larry, I'll be over the morning of the 30th to assist with setup. Let me know approximately what time will work best.

I have this Tues off and hope to get underway with my sewing project!! Please include the height of the long table. Thanks. \:\)

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#923275 - 04/19/05 05:02 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Since a few of us attending this gathering have visited the Frederick's piano study/collection, I extended an invitation requesting they join us on April 30th. I received the following reply from Patricia today.


Theresa -
Thanks for the invitation! However, we have a field trip tentatively
scheduled for the 30th; we are just waiting for the teacher to get back
to us to confirm that the date is good for her students.

We wish you a lovely day on the 30th. Please say "Hi" to all the
members
who have visited here, and extend our cordial invitation to those who
have not, or who would like to come again.

All best wishes,
Edmund and Patricia Frederick

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#923276 - 04/19/05 08:51 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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(Copied-and-pasted from the calendar posting)

Piano Recital 2005 with Open Stage[/b]

Basically:
  1. It will be held on April 30, 2005 (Saturday), 2:00pm[/b].
  2. It will be in Westford, Massachusetts[/b].
  3. It will offer Free Admission to the General Public[/b].
  4. It will be followed by the Piano World Gathering[/b].


Program Highlights:
  • Beethoven[/b], Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano
  • Beethoven[/b], Sonata, Op. 27 #1
  • Doppler[/b], Fantaisie pastorale hongroise, Op. 26, for flute and piano
  • Fauré[/b], Morceau de concours, for flute and piano
  • Fauré[/b], Dolly, Op. 56, for four-hand piano
  • Khachaturian[/b], Toccata
  • Schummann[/b], Toccata, Op. 7


Direction to the venue and detailed program at www.PianoRecital.org .

Piano World Gathering to follow the Recital. So for the convenience of PW members, I have added the following to the www.PianoRecital.org main page:
  • Link to Map and Directions from recital venue to Piano World Gathering venue.
  • Links to area hotels to accommodate out-of-town guests.


Here are the related links:

[/b]

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the recital and/or Piano World Gathering. \:\)


[Updated 19 April 2005]
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#923277 - 04/21/05 07:48 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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T minus .... 8 days and one wake-up!!! \:\)

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#923278 - 04/23/05 11:18 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I have the paper goods, plates, utensils etc. Larry, I did not get hot coffee cups. Do you have some?

Now working on my food list..

Terry, do you have a list of what everyone is bringing? I wondered about drinks....


Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
\:\)
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#923279 - 04/23/05 11:59 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Good Afternoon Bee,

I have coffee cups and a large coffee maker.

and.....2 large cheeze cakes......

Larry
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#923280 - 04/23/05 08:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I will bring a can of coffee, half&half, sugar and teabags.

Bee... I have a short list of food contributions!! I will do my food prep on Friday.
This weekend I am working on our designer tablecloths!! \:\)

Larry, what is the name of the grocery store off the Plain St exit? Perhaps some members/guests might be interested in picking up a food contribution from the supermarket before joining us at Larry's shop.

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#923281 - 04/23/05 08:41 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry. What do you need? Your wish is my command.

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#923282 - 04/23/05 09:37 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Terry,

It is Hannafords.

If there is anything you think you may need, I'll do what I can to get it.

Larry
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#923283 - 04/23/05 09:44 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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BeeLady,

If you dare trust me with your kitchen, I'll make something Friday evening.
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#923284 - 04/24/05 04:29 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I surrender my kitchen to you, Bernard! (Guess that means I better get going clearing off the counters! )

We'll be shoulder to shoulder as I plan to make a veggie lasagne.

Does Preston do dishes? \:D And, more importantly, does he play the piano?
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#923285 - 04/24/05 07:41 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I think I should consider renaming this thread. Maybe a better title would be: How many posts do you need to have a gathering/party!!

Less than one week to go, folks!! If you would like to consider bringing a food/beverage here are some "suggestions":

tonic/soda
potato salad
pasta salad
cold cuts/rolls
cheese/crackers/dip
veggie tray
beer/wine... Larry, is this allowed???!!!!

Please keep in mind the above list is a suggestion. If there is a "special" dish you would prefer to share, by all means bring it along and don't forget to either mention it here or send me a PM. (thanks) \:\)

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#923286 - 04/24/05 09:13 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Lovely! Terrytunes, I'll make a potato salad.

BeeLady, thank you thank you thank you. Preston made a wonderful pineapple-upsidedown cake last Christmas (yummie, yummie, calorie, calorie! \:D ). I'll broach the matter with him, but for now I'll only guarantee (egads, I hate that word) the potato salad. (Maybe I can get him to whip up a "King For A Day Hot Crabmeat Appetizer Dip", YUM.)

He does not play piano; His art is fashion.

Just wondering... I'm afraid to look at previous posts to see if it's been posted for fear of losing my message... does the party venue have a microwave or oven?
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#923287 - 04/25/05 04:05 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I'll plan on bringing an ambrosia. It can either be a salad, or a dessert.

Looking forward to meeting all of you.

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#923288 - 04/25/05 03:16 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Bernard,

Yes, we do have a microwave.

Larry
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#923289 - 04/25/05 03:35 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Take the tonic/soda off the list. I have contacted Terry and volunteered to bring it. I'll bring Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, 7 Up or Sprite and Diet 7 Up or Diet Sprite. Kim said she'd add a couple of gallons of water too. If anybody would like me to add something to the list, I would be happy to do so. Just add a post or PM me.
Lee
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#923290 - 04/25/05 03:44 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Just a comment on Alcohol,

I have no problem with having it there.

I only ask that everyone be responsible with it.

Personally, I will be having a glass of fine cabernet myself.

Larry
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#923291 - 04/25/05 03:45 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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This is getting exciting! leebea, make sure I get a chance to chat with you...I have friends who live in your neck of the woods...

See you all Saturday!
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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.
Lee
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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...
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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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Considering my propensity for getting lost, could someone local to the area provide me contact info? (home phone and/or cell).

Please PM or webmaster@pianoworld.com email me.
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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!!!!
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#923308 - 04/29/05 09:30 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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*bump*

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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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 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 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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#923322 - 05/01/05 05:45 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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About the photos posted here on PW. Has anyone else noticed what interesting things a little blur can do?

Kathy K: Your photos...

Your 1st photo it looks to me like TerryTunes has no nose, for goodness sakes.

The next photo is Frank's. Those of use who have met Frank know he looks a whole lot better than in that photo!

The 3rd photo - now that's a little scary.. Some of our faces have faded mysteriously away… AND DID ANYONE NOTICE THAT ORB FLOATING AROUND LEE'S EAR? A PW member pointed out in a past post something about orbs - supposedly being good luck. LEE: *Looks like something *VERY SPECIAL*, something *GOOD* - is coming your way!

Kathy, in your last (4th) photo - my husband and I...I AM GETTING SCARED: OUR FACES ARE MISSING - WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?

BeeLady: Your photos are pretty clear, but the one of Lloyd and myself, the blur, again, does funny things to our faces. :p Try stepping away from the computer a little bit, folks, to put things in a better perspective. (Ouch, I had to have my face this BIG on this forum??? )

More photos may be coming? Will be interesting to see if there are any more mysterious floaters, i.e.orbs and such...

Jeanne W

P.S. Kathy, thanks for the info on Khachaturian. Appreciate it.

P.P.S. BeeLady: Another orb? Is that an "orb" on the wall in your photo of Lloyd and myself with Bernard in the background? So what would be the significance of an orb on a wall??? Good luck for Larry's business/shop??? Anyone?
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#923323 - 05/01/05 06:08 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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We're home. Great trip! NYC->Boston, $15 one way on the Chinatown buses. Hee hee.

Like the others have said, it was a great party.

Ax's recital was fantastic too. Preston is not a 'music person' but he was enthralled with the Kreutzer Sonata and the pianist who played it. I was blown away too. I still can't get over how quiet and still all the children in the audience were for almost 2 hours straight!

Hey Ax: that was a very interesting setting for the piano! Hee hee ... for those not there: the stage was dressed up for some sort of play or musical and was set up as the interior of a saloon. My favorite was the sign on the left just behind and beyond the pianist which read "Don't Shoot The Piano Player He's Doing The Best He Can". Ha Ha.

The party venue was great, and the host kind; spacious and gracious. Larry Buck was most generous in opening his space to us. The performance space that Larry has created is perfect. If such a space existed near me, I'd go to recitals all the time.

ALL the food was great -- too good by the looks of my waistline today!

I found out towards the end of the evening that the Petrof was on loan from Darrell's Piano Store (in, I believe, Nashua, NH) expressly for this party. Very generous. It is a gorgeous instrument. I thought it was very responsive and ranged from bell-like to thunderous. It's definitely on my list to get serious about when I start shopping (which will be ...)

There was so much beautiful music happening all evening. Kathyk's c minor Nocturne by Chopin was gorgeous as was the Chopin which Chris played (I cannot remember the name but do remember that Chopin wrote only one of them.).

Preston had a fun time too (he's in the other room napping--we've worn him out!) and extends his thanks to all. He took many pictures but I will not be able to post them until sometime next week because he left his camera's usb cable at home.

Special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success: Larry Buck, Terrytunes, BeeLady, leebea.

It goes without saying, but I'll say it again, thanks Frank.

Preston & I would like to extend a very special thanks to BeeLady for putting us up for 2 nights so that we could attend the recital and party.

We had a GREAT time.
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#923324 - 05/01/05 06:26 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Many thanks to TerryTunes for organizing the Gathering. Many thanks to Larry Buck for hosting the Gathering, and every one who helped to make it the success that it was. Also, special thanks to the Halters and A441 and family -- they arrived early at the Recital and helped arranged the chairs, and that's hard work!

It's just wonderful to meet PW members. It's nice to see members I've met before (A441 and family, BeeLady and family, Bernard, Chris W1, Frank B., Jeanne W and Lloyd W, KathyK, Larry Buck, TerryTune), some I've met for the first time (Beefriended, JazzManToo, LeeBea, lilylady, Preston, rustyfinger). You guys are such a nice bunch of people.

Apple is correct that the Khachaturian Toccata is not the most "challenging" pieces... it just "sounds impressive." I think of that as "efficiency" -- relatively little work on the part of the pianist to get something to sound relatively "impressive." \:\)

As for those Chinese oldies... they are my own transcriptions that came about through improvisations, and I play them a little differently every time. Nothing has yet been written down. One day, I hope to write some of them down. ;\)

I can't say I've carefully listened to every one's playing at the Gathering... there's a lot of walking-around and mingling there. But I did get to listen to some, and I love A441's very genuine, very personal Jazz/Blue style; it suggests that A441 has made the music truly his own. Listening to Bernard's Sonatine by Ravel was very humbling -- it was played with such delicate sensitivity that it reminds me how much more maturing I need to do. It was more than just music, it's personal. And Frank's rock-n'-rollin' enthusiasm was certainly contagious!

Hey Larry... don't know if you're the one who did the action work on it, but I love the action on that vintage Steinway at the back of your shop! (Wanted to say it in the shop but didn't get a chance to.)

It was a great day. \:\)
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#923325 - 05/01/05 06:50 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I agree Ax, it was a great day.

The recital was wonderful. The piano solos were great as usual, but then to add the flute and the violin, fantastic!
And it didn't hurt that the three young ladies were not only talented, but also beautiful:-)

Larry's shop made a perfect place to host a Forums Party, plenty of space, gorgeous piano (thank you Darrell's), great food, and I loved the smoking veranda (Santi and I made good use of it, talking shop. Turns out we both knew a lot of the same people in the industry).

Many thanks to the dynamic duo of Terry & Kerri, Ellen, and all the others who pitched in to set up the spread.

It's always fun to see members I've met before, and to have the pleasure of meeting new members.

What more could you ask for?
Good company, good music, and good friends.

Thanks everyone.

Best,

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#923326 - 05/01/05 07:58 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Thanks everyone for a "GRAND" time!!!! A most joyous occasion! What a great way to spend a day.
Thank you Ax for the kind words.
Terry, I still have not located my music.
Linda will be loading some pics as soon as she can figure out how to do it correctly.
Linda, Eric, and the Halters were very excited about the whole day.
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#923327 - 05/01/05 09:34 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Wish I coulda been there. \:\(

Next time. \:\)

Glad you all got together.
The PW piano gatherings I have been to are just magical.

Thanks Frank for bringing us all together.

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#923328 - 05/02/05 11:40 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Kenny, wish you were there. Good luck and hang on to that BB!

Thanks to everybody who put this together. I had a great time getting to know people better, as well as meeting new faces. I think the Dallas group regularly plays the same model piano we had the opportunity to explore last night. It sounded more like a concert grand than a seven footer to my ears. Thanks to Russ, Darell Music, for kindly dropping it buy ;\)

Thanks to Larry Buck. Your talents were evident in that 'B' you were working on and I, at least, think it was a good idea to uncover it for the event. I wondered what JeanneW thought of it and if she got a chance to try a few notes. I think some are curious about how much strength can be built into hammers that need hardener. The approach Larry took is the same I've heard of, where you practically soak them that first time around, only in this case they hadn't yet been touched by any needles. Lots of power! With the dampers up (and a set of pedals) that thing is going to Rach.

It was good to see BeeLady and the hive. Sorry we didn't spend much time together. This was a lot of people! Hope to see everyone perhaps another time this year?

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#923329 - 05/02/05 02:31 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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I would also like to thank Terry for the table cloths. Terry took measurements and sewed three beautiful table cloths just for the event....in addition to everything else

Ax and Chris, Thank you for your thoughts on the Steinway B "in progress". Regulation and voicing have a way to go still.

Chris, the hammers are completely filled the first time. More is added as needed. From where you heard the piano, more can be added as "taste" reqires. The risk from too much is loosing fundamentals and ending up with a diminished range of partials. I try to listen carefully and plan acordingly. At this point I will finish the regulation and let the customer decide where it goes from here in terms of voicing and touch weight. Suffice to say, more sense of power and clarity can be added if required.

It would be interesting to know who did the pin block and sound board. It is very nice work. The action was replaced completely somewhere in it's recent history. The owner and I decided to replace those hammers, shanks and flanges again, regulate and voice the piano. That is my part in it. It would seem the piano has quite a bit to give. I used New York Steinway parts.

Again, Thank you to everyone.

If people are interested, I am certianly interested in hosting the next PW Gathering in this area.
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#923330 - 05/02/05 02:58 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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ChrisW1:

You ask my thoughts of the Steinway in the back room... Yes, I did play a few notes - I snuck back there in the hopes of playing by my lonesome. ;\) My initial impression is it's a nice sounding Steinway, I didn't, however, really give it much of a try out - the pedals were not connected which made for quite a challenge playing it and I soon gave up! And, truth to tell, I was too much caught up with everything (the party! the people! the music!) to concentrate on much of anything. The Petrof - yes, it certainly has a big sound! TerryTunes comment was "It sounds like it's amplified!" I agree! Chris, you refer in your post to "BeeLady and the hive". You make that phrase up? That's a good one!

TerryTunes: You MADE the tablecloths?! Wow, I'm impressed! \:\) Thanks again for all of your work (and anyone else I might have forgotten to thank earlier) in helping put this together - it is much appreciated!

Question (Off Subject): I made some flippant remarks earlier in this thread about the photos here being blurry. I accessed PianoWorld through a different computer today and all the photos are *so much sharper, clearer* - they look great, in fact. On my home computer, the photos look so different, still much inferior, to the point that blur distorts people's faces. I know this isn't a piano question, but...can anyone tell me, can different computers make this much of a difference in how you view photos and graphics???

Jeanne W
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#923331 - 05/02/05 03:00 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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OH, YES!

Larry, my vote is cast to hold it at your place again...

I could hardly believe that you had so much space in which to work! And I loved touring it. It was wonderful to access where piano techs do their 'thang'!

And THE PLAY PLACE was great! Can we get Russ to offer another grand next year?

Oh, just another thought here,.... this might involve participation of those that live close to you that can help with the host/hostessing, and if they are willing to help out again.

I think that TerryTunes did a fantastic job promoting the event to PWF, and making everyone feel welcome, as well as, staging the food set up.

TT was one of the first to welcome me to the forum and told me about the events. You are a great asset TT! Can you help again next year? And I hope Ellen, and Beelady can also.

I volunteer to help out more, now that I know what this is all about. And I am sure that everyone that attended will, as well.

I suggest that everyone that reads and posts here to try and hold an area event. We have something in common.

Our love for the pianoforte!

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#923332 - 05/02/05 05:29 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Well, I'm finally back home in central New York. It's been quite the 4-day weekend visiting my family on Cape Cod and going to Saturday's recital and Piano World party.

If I wore a hat, it would be off to everyone involved with the recital and party -- a long, but fun day.

You must know that I'll be the first to admit that I would much rather play the piano than listen to others play the piano. However, I was pleasantly surprised because I really enjoyed the recital. I think the fact that there was a variety of performers, and a variety of performances really helped with my enjoyment.

The Piano World gathering at Larry Buck's was most enjoyable, too. Loads of talent in the group that attended -- and that includes not only the pianists, but the chefs as well!

In case no one noticed, I was extremely nervous when playing the piano. So, I'll have to work on that for next time. I have absolutely no trouble accompanying a choral group or even a soloist -- but to have to play something BY MYSELF in front of people -- well, that's just too darn hard!

I talked with a Piano World forum member (who shall remain nameless), and there just might be a piano duet for next year's gathering. So, we better start practicing Terry! (Oops - I mentioned her name - kindly disregard that....)
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#923333 - 05/03/05 03:38 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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An invitation.

The Petrof Model II is scheduled to be at my shop through the end of June.

All are very welcome to come and play it.
Aside from some tweaking, the Petrof is there to be played.

Also, the Steinway B can be played, I'll put the pedals on.

My schedule takes me out of the shop a couple of days some weeks, so please do call and make sure I am there.

Generally I am in the shop 8am to 5pm

If the decision is to have the next PW gathering at my shop, I am quite sure I will have "fun" piano there for everyone to play.
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#923334 - 05/04/05 05:09 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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JeanneW, I guess that orb floating around my head did bring something very special. It was that day and all the new PW people that came into my life. It was a grand day. Kim and I really enjoyed it. Yes Jeanne, the orb did bring something, something good my way.
Again, thanks to all.
Where's the sign-up sheet for next year??
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#923335 - 05/04/05 02:31 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Next year? You mean we have to wait a whole year to do this again??!!
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#923336 - 05/04/05 08:06 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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BeeLady, I'm with you!!!
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#923337 - 05/04/05 09:50 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Well, I have a bunch of pictures to post but the image function doesn't seem to be working... can any of the moderators or sysop shed any light on this?
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#923338 - 05/04/05 10:11 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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#923339 - 05/04/05 10:16 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
Bernard Offline
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Hi Brendan! \:\) I actually have on-line space for them already at geocities. It's just that when I use the /[IMAGE/] function, I don't get a picture, just a link to a picture. Has something changed?

Let me try a test so you'll see what I mean...

HEY!!!! IT WORKED! I don't know what I did differently? Let me try again....
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#923340 - 05/04/05 10:20 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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First of all, Axtremus, thank you for your kind words. I certainly hope I said so last year, and if I didn't let me try to make up for it now... I think what you are doing with these recitals is fantastically beautiful. I'm not sure how many people appreciate the energy and effort it takes to produce an event and gather the interest and support necessary to make it a success. CONGRATULATIONS on a fabulous success! The house looked "standing room only" to me. Keep up the good work.

So I have some of Preston's pictures to post. I'll have to do it in stages. The first lot of pictures is an indulgence ... I thought I'd recap our (Preston & I) trip from NYC to Carlisle, MA in 7 pictures. The following posts will highlight the party that Larry Buck so generously offered to host and several selfless individuals organized and worked so hard to create (Terrytunes, BeeLady, leebea... if I leave anyone out someone please email me.)

So ...

At the ticket booth in Chinatown, NYC at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge...



Goodbye Manhattan... Hello BROOKLYN! Crossing over on the Williamsburg Bridge...



Goodbye Brooklyn... Hello QUEENS! We're on our way...



We made it to Boston's South Station and planned it so we had ~3 hours to traipse to North Station. On our sojourn we passed Boston's City Hall. Preston spent some years in architecture school so he wouldn't have passed up a picture here... Boston's City Hall...



The last leg of our trip begins here at North Station... Commuter rail will swoosh us up to our destination...



To be continued ...
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#923341 - 05/04/05 10:25 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Continued ...

We made it to our destination!


Actually, the FINAL destination was... BeeLady's wonderful Steinway A (I'm so envious)... (The artwork above my head is a Jose original (kenny's SO)...


That was the trip...

The party continues...
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#923342 - 05/04/05 10:31 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Party time ...

Is there a recital going on here? (I believe Frank B. is 'on stage'...


Here's Chris performing Chopin's Berceuse (gorgeous playing, Chris, I thoroughly enjoyed it.)


The man of the hour, Axtremus in a reverie...


Yum yum Food -- and lot's of it. Deeeelicious, every bit of it...


Backroom discussions. Our gracious host, Larry Buck, just right of center...


To be continued ...
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#923343 - 05/04/05 10:39 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Continuing ...

The audience was in a perpetual state of permutation--it was sooooo perfect...


Les Piano World members official portrait... a la California style...


There's somethin' funny going on over there...


A festivity...


kathyk and moi (A441, a polished pianist, at the piano) ...


To be continued ...
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#923344 - 05/04/05 10:42 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Continued...

Away in a dream ...


While ... grace notes from his mom (BeeLady)...


Goodbyes are hard...
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#923345 - 05/05/05 04:15 AM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Bernard:

What fantastic photos documenting the wonderful story of your trip to the recital and our PianoWorld get together! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I'm glad you posted ALL of the photos, those beginning photos - you are indulging us! I'm sure everyone is enjoying seeing these.

I spoke earlier in this thread of the blur that can unfortunately distort peoples faces, but there's another kind of blur, a blur that I like. I LOVE the blur of the automobile viewed out the window against the city skyline (3rd photo)...the blur of the commuter's viewed at Boston's North Station (5th photo)...the blur of your hand's on the piano (an indicator, perhaps, the music is *taking you somewhere?*)...This kind of blur speaks of life, of movement, of someone, something *going somewhere*...

My favorite of your photos is "Away In A Dream" - BeeLady's young son sitting all alone at the Steinway in the back room. That's a very sweet moment Preston caught on film. \:\) (And anyone who wasn't there or didn't play that piano - you can see in the photo the pedal mechanism sitting waaay waaay back underneath the piano (it wasn't hooked up - everything sounded staccato except, of course, for those who may have a REALLY wicked legato technique! \:D )

Thanks so much to you and to Preston for taking and posting your photo account of this event!!!

Jeanne W

P.S. I very much enjoyed your playing of Brahm's "Intermezzo".
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#923346 - 05/05/05 02:12 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Preston and Bernard, thanks so much for a great photo essay. North Billerica never looked so good!

"Shorty" loved the party so much I think that I am close to convincing him to resume lessons...keeping my fingers crossed. He could sure use some new repertoire! :p

Preston is such a charming man with a sweet Mississippi accent! \:\) You are both welcome to come and stay anytime for as long as you like. It is a pleasure to have you here!

For those not in the area, get a piano party together in your neck of the woods! I am always surprised that they don't happen more often. The people you meet are terrific, the music inspiring, the friendships lasting.
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#923347 - 05/05/05 03:07 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Regarding Bernard's photo, the one he calls "Something's going on over there..."

I thought it was pretty funny when ChrisW1, BeeLady's "Beelet", and *Axtremus* slid under the piano for our PianoWorld group photo. The moment caught on film in that photo is undoubtedly as I was harassing those three saying: "You guys are really GETTING DOWN, huh?" \:D

Seemed especially appropriate for Axtremus to be down there, considering any time a new piano presents itself, sooner or later, that's where we find him...

UNDER the piano, peering intently up, carefully inspecting the underbelly, flashlight in hand.

Axtremus is a very INTENSE kind of guy! \:D

Jeanne W

P.S. Axtremus: Even though you seem to like checking out a piano from all angles, I think we appreciate it most of all when you are UP from "down under" - sitting at the keyboard, playing some beautiful piece of music. \:\)
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#923348 - 05/05/05 06:35 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Bernard... Thanks to you and Preston for the Magical Photo Tour!! It's a wonderful documentation of a GRAND gathering!!

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#923349 - 05/06/05 01:56 PM Re: PW Gathering/April 30th...
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Excellent photo tour, Bernard and well worth the wait.

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