Tony, thank you for your excellent detailed review. Pat would be pleased.
Lily... Tony and Sheryl headed out immediately after the tour since they had almost 7 more hours of driving time before arriving home.
This was my 2nd tour of the collection and first time with Pat at the helm in her husbands absence. It was a solid 3 hour lecture on piano design, singing & playing, composers. I will have to check with her and Michael to find out if they've considered writing a book on their collection. I believe it's definitely in order.
I only played for a few minutes on one of the pianos (1830's) in the main room. I was exhausted and besides I couldn't hear myself playing since someone else was playing mezzo forte in another area!
(only kidding, JC!! you know how I love hearing you play)!!
I have a few pics but haven't found the time yet to review and upload. There were lots of pictures taken with cameras far superior to mine. Perhaps others will post a few pics.
I'll setup another tour date in the early fall for other members who would be interested in attending as a group.