CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it

Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/27/08 05:56 PM

This is an official invite to all that would like to attend my Piano Party planned for April 12th, 2008 out here on Long Island, New York. Many of you came last year when I was celebrating the installation of the Wapin Bridge in my Mason CC2 Concert Grand, and the acquisition of my Bubinga 190 Estonia from Ori. We had a terrific time, with some incredible players enjoying my pianos and Indian Food to boot!! This year I have done additional MAJOR work on the keyset and action of the CC2. I had a whole new keyset custom built for it by Roseland Piano in Oregon. Then I had it shipped to Roy Peters, in Cincinnati, for installation of all of David Stanwood's latest, most cutting edge action modifications, including magnetic balanced action, copper (instead of lead) frontweights, anodized aluminum capstans (highly polished and never pit or oxidize), and a really terrific modification that can be made to any existent jack that can make the repetition speed and control noticeably improved. Combine all these innovations into a full Stanwood Precision Touch Design, and my CC2 has become a one of a kind instrument....David Stanwood has assured me that this is the first instrument on the planet to incorporate all of his latest innovations!! Roy drove out last month to deliver the end product and I am completely amazed at the result. I want as many people as possible to come down and enjoy both the CC2 and the Estonia 190. David Stanwood will be here and is arranging to have reporters from a major keyboard magazine come as well to do a feature article on the CC2. Roy Peters will be trying to get here as well. Please PM me if you'd like to come and I will send out directions and more info. I am about 60 miles east of NYC on Long Island, for those of you unfamiliar with this part of NY. Hope to see/meet many of you in April!!
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/27/08 08:52 PM

CC2&CL... what an amazing evening you are presenting to your guests!

Maybe I can band togther a few local members for a PW excursion. (???)

I was actually looking at a map of LI the other day and wondering if it might be worth taking the car ferry over from Bridgeport, CT but not sure if it would be worth going that route. Frank has always wanted to have a PW cruise setup. A ferry boat might be good for a starter!!! \:D
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/28/08 07:17 AM

Terrytunes,
Hi. Actually, the Bridgeport to Port Jefferson Ferry is the best route, since it lets you off in Port Jeff about four miles from my home. I think that's the way Frank is going to come. Lilylady might also be someone to hook up with from your neck of the woods, as far as carpooling, if she is free to come. I would welcome a New England contingent.
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/28/08 09:40 AM

Just what I need: an excursion out of the city! I'll try very hard to make it CC2, I had a great time last year.
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/28/08 10:33 AM

Bernard,
Sure hope you can make it. It won't be the same without your presence. I promise you'll enjoy both pianos even more than last year....in fact, as I recall, you never even got to play the Estonia 190. We'll definitely make sure that you get some good playing time in on both this time around. I'm starting the party earlier this year and it will go on until whenever. Having David Stanwood and the reporter from the magazine there will be an added treat. Looking forward to seeing you, and hearing you play, Bernard!
Posted by: LJC

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/28/08 04:58 PM

Hey Bernard, havent seen you in awhile. See you there! BTW, Dan what magazine ?
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 02/28/08 06:35 PM

Not sure Lee. David didn't say.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/04/08 09:28 AM

Just a reminder, party is coming up soon.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/05/08 01:29 PM

I will be taking the 1:30 ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson.

If anyone would like to join me, let me know.
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/07/08 09:09 PM

I'm definitely coming out to the party. Looking forward to it.
Posted by: library lover

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 12:45 PM

I would very much like to attend if there is still room available for additional guests. I sent you a PM by way of introduction.

Regards,

Eddie
Posted by: feigede

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 03:16 PM

Hi Frank
I would like to try and come to Sat's party. I am working during the day and am wondering when people start coming and going? I live in Manhatten and if anyone is driving or taking the train from here...... Thanks
Debra feiger
Posted by: Piano World

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 03:34 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by feigede:
Hi Frank
I would like to try and come to Sat's party. I am working during the day and am wondering when people start coming and going? I live in Manhatten and if anyone is driving or taking the train from here...... Thanks
Debra feiger [/b]
Hi Debra,

I believe the festivities begin at 3:00.

It looks like Bernard will be coming down from Manhattan, you might try sending him a PM.

Best,

- Frank B.
Posted by: feigede

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 05:45 PM

Hi Bernard
I'm in NYC for two weeks and would like to try and go to the party Sat if I can finish work early enough. What time are you leaving and from where in Manhatten?
thanks
Debra
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 10:27 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by feigede:
Hi Frank
I would like to try and come to Sat's party. I am working during the day and am wondering when people start coming and going? I live in Manhatten and if anyone is driving or taking the train from here...... Thanks
Debra feiger [/b]
Hi Debra, I'm going by LIRR (and I think RealPlayer may also be taking the train). I'm thinking about catching a 2pm -ish train but I haven't checked the schedules yet. Let me see what's available and I'll post back here tomorrow. Perhaps the three of us can meet up at Grand Central and ride out together. That would be cool.
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 10:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by feigede:
Hi Bernard
I'm in NYC for two weeks and would like to try and go to the party Sat if I can finish work early enough. What time are you leaving and from where in Manhatten?
thanks
Debra [/b]
Debra, I'll be OK leaving a little later if that makes it easier for you. Let me know what time is best for you. I'm going to go check schedules now. ...
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/08/08 10:33 PM

...

There's a train leaving Grand Central at 1:37pm arriving PJ at 3:38,

and another leaving Grand Central at 3:06pm arriving PJ at 5:06pm,

The next train after that leaves GC at 4:37pm and arrives in PJ at 6:38.


Do you think you could make the 1:37 or 3:06?
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/09/08 10:05 PM

Hey Bernard,

I think you meant Penn Station. There is no LIRR service to Grand Central Station at this time, though it will be coming in the future.

- Mark
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/09/08 10:49 PM

Ha! Of course. Force of habit... whenever I take a commuter train it's almost always Metro North! Thanks, hotkeys.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 07:36 AM

Looks like Terrytunes, John Citron and Lilylady will be renting a car and catching the 1:30 ferry as well. Should be there by 3!

Looking forward to the pianos and the party!
Posted by: feigede

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 02:01 PM

Hi Bernard
I don't think I can make a train until AFTER the 3:06 tomorrow so I'll probably have to take a pass since the next train will get it too late. Enjoy for me!
Debra
Posted by: Zeno Wood

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 02:52 PM

What's your plan for getting there from the Port Jefferson Station? Will you take a taxi?

I'm planning on driving from Brooklyn, but it's possible the car is already spoken for.

If I do end up with the car, I'd be glad to give someone a ride, but it would have to be from Brooklyn (close to the 2 and Q trains).
Posted by: Bernard

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 04:16 PM

feigede, gee I'm sorry about that. If you think you might get out earlier phone me. I'll PM you my cell phone number.

Zeno, I'm cabbing it from the train to Dan's house. It's not too far.

Thanks for the offer, but I'm probably closer to Penn Sta. since I'm in Greenpoint. I love trains too.

I'm glad to see you're going to be there, a fellow Brooklynite! Yeah!
Posted by: Doogs

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 09:43 PM

I live in NYC and would like to come. I don't know anyone on here but am interested in meeting. I just PMed CC2 at the last minute because I thought I had something else to do tomorrow and couldn't make it---turns out it was cancelled.

But in case he/(she?) doesn't sign on and get the message, can someone else who is going PM me with the address and time? I would be driving from Queens right across the LI border. I don't think it's too bad of a schlep.
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/11/08 11:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Doogs:
I live in NYC and would like to come. I don't know anyone on here but am interested in meeting. I just PMed CC2 at the last minute because I thought I had something else to do tomorrow and couldn't make it---turns out it was cancelled.

But in case he/(she?) doesn't sign on and get the message, can someone else who is going PM me with the address and time? I would be driving from Queens right across the LI border. I don't think it's too bad of a schlep. [/b]
Doogs: Hope to see you there if you can make it. I will be in Setauket early in the day, but I figured out a way to get there from the Emma Clark Library.

- Mark
Posted by: RealPlayer

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/12/08 09:34 AM

I'm coming! The 1:37 train out of Penn looks like the most reasonable option.

I'm going to try reaching Bernard via phone or PM just to try to meet up...those trains have many cars. Then we could share a cab, along with anyone who's with us.

Looking forward.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/12/08 10:09 AM

Great,

See you there RealPlayer.

For those who are taking the 1:30 ferry from Bridgeport, look for a chubby guy with a tan sport coat, and probably a pipe (that's me) :-)
Posted by: Doogs

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/12/08 11:00 AM

Thanks for the directions, folks, looks like I'll make it.

Now, does anyone have a book of Schubert impromptus to bring? One of the few things I can play without embarrassing myself, but I don't have my music with me and can't play from memory.
Posted by: kathyk

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/12/08 05:47 PM

I came very close to coming, but I just couldn't get away this weekend - drats! I hope you all have (are having) a wonderful time and that you post a gazillion pictures.
Posted by: RealPlayer

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/13/08 02:09 PM

What, no pics or reports yet??? Of course, some resumed festivities today at LJC's place with his Hamburg D, so that could be one reason...

I'll offer my own report when I've had a chance to gather my thoughts. Still, uh, recovering from a late night. ;\) (Left CC2's at 9:30ish, then a long train/subway/ferry ride home).
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/13/08 03:16 PM

Lot of lessons learned yesterday.

I had a great time there. CC2 has two of the most powerful pianos I heard to date. He did a great job on the action of the Mason and Hamlin.

The Indian food was delicious (found out it was from the Curry Club in Setauket, not far from Stony Brook University).

I admit that playing piano involves more muscles than you think (I did not realize your back and neck muscles had to be relaxed, and my posture can use improvement). This explains my struggle to reach the keys at times, and I thank everyone who pointed this out to me.

The important lesson I learned is to start slow and build up speed. I imagined many of us went through this as well. :rolleyes:

Still recovering from a late night (left around 9:45pm(last one to leave) and got home within 35 minutes (traffic was light on the LIE and the parkways). Perhaps I should had a cup of coffee before I left, but was OK as I had the window opened and the nice gentle breeze blowing on my face as I was driving.

- Mark
Posted by: lilylady

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/13/08 07:14 PM

Just home from a wonderful piano weekend on Long Island!

Uploading pics and will try to get a post up tonite...


http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/21940.html

Oh, how lucky we are to have this PW internet group of friends...

We SO understand our common passion!
Posted by: John Citron

Re: CC2's Piano Party on Long Island-Don't miss it - 04/14/08 04:50 PM

Dan,

I would really like to thank you and Pam for the abolutely the best weekend I have had in a very long time. It was really wonderful to meet you and Pam, and meet your two grand babies.

The food was really great. I like Indian food, and don't get it very often up here in the sticks.

I'm still flying up in the clouds, and it's Monday afternoon! \:D

John