Allegro Pianos’ PW party!

Posted by: Ori

Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 09:59 AM

Piano World party anyone?


Please join us as we celebrate the opening of our new showroom and music school in Stamford, CT on Sunday, September 13th, starting at 2:00PM!

All Piano World members are cordially invited!!! smile

Yes…it’s probably the most belated Piano world party ever…as construction for our new building took about a year longer than expected.
But as we’re finally settled in, it is now the time to celebrate!!!

In addition to refreshments, in attendance shall be some of the most wonderful pianos available, made by Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Steingraeber, Estonia, Steinway, August Forster and more…

Also, special guests as Dr. Christian Bluthner of Bluthner pianos, and Udo Steingraeber of Steingraeber pianos, already confirmed their arrival from Europe.
BosiEric is rumored to have already started his journey from faraway Norwalk, CT, and Estonia pianos has a special surprise planned! thumb

Other industry guests are sure to come as well.

We are located about 45 minutes by car or train from Mid Town Manhattan, 30 – 35 minutes drive from George Washington, Whitestone, or Tappan Zee bridges…and only minutes from Westchester county NY…so whether you’re coming from Fairfield county, Westchester,NYC, Long Island or New Jersey,…we’re within easy reach!

We're at 1068 Long Ridge Rd. in Stamford CT. 06903,
exit 34 on the Merritt Parkway (Long Ridge Road). When heading North from NYC, make a left at the end of the exit ramp, and we're about 300 yards on the left side.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all!
Those who may be able to attend, please let me know.

One shot of downstairs:


One of Upstairs:


More Pictures

Posted by: Piano*Dad

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 10:55 AM

I'd love to attend, but alas, time and distance do not permit it.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 11:42 AM

Thanks Ori,

Not sure we can get there as we're already flying up for the Cape Cod party in October. But would love to attend. Will let you know.

If I do get to come, I'll try to remember my platform shoes in case I end up standing next to Christian:-)

Folks, if you can make it to this event, by all means go, and don't forget to take pictures.
Ori's new store is gorgeous, and full of wonderful toys for the piano lover.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 11:53 AM

thumb yippie yippie yippie

I'll be there 'with bells on' to attend THIS GALA GATHERING!

Hoping to get the crew from New England to join in the festivities.

Hmmmmm...let's see, what piano might I try out first?
Or...maybe this will be a sit back and enjoy all the others playing party...
I know there will be some heavy hitters attending!

PARTY TIME!

Posted by: DanLaura Larson

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 02:35 PM

It's times like these that I am jealous of all you folks living in the Norhteast. wink

Dan
Posted by: apple*

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/18/09 06:31 PM

I'm jealous too but hopefully will make Ori's another time.
Posted by: rickshapiro

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/19/09 12:59 PM

Ori,

We are going to try to attend, it sounds like a good time. See you there.

Rick Shapiro
Posted by: JeffBC

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/19/09 10:57 PM

Ori,

Alanna and I are planning on attending (we've been down your way twice this summer, but we've missed you both times). Aaron (from Yamaha) *might* be attending as well, I haven't heard back from Paul, but I did ask him.

I have seen the new facility from the outside, and wow - what a great job you did!

<JeffC.>
Posted by: Musicwoman

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/19/09 11:02 PM

Congratulations on this one. Hope your party will be a blast. Thanks for the invite.
Posted by: Erus

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/19/09 11:22 PM

shocked shocked shocked

Just look at the pictures!!! That's going to be an epic piano orgy!

If only I weren't SOOOO freaking far away...

Good luck with the new showroom, it certainly looks great.
Posted by: _just.jose

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/20/09 12:28 PM

Fantastic showroom ;D
Sadly, I'm way too far =\
AND I'm going to be at school during that time, so yeah D:
Nice rooms/pianos though!
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/20/09 06:27 PM

Lililady, Jeff BC and Rick.
It will be great to see you here!

Frank, we’re all looking forward to seeing You as well, so Please try to make it happen.

By the way. It seems that today’s hot topic is the new Larry Fine supplement piano guide…Well, Larry is coming as well, and promised to bring some signed copies of the new guide with him!

To Piano Dad and those who can’t make it, and especially Apple whom I wanted to meet for years (I hope you feel better soon!), there is plenty of time to change your mind and take a train, plane or car ride…but if not, we hope to see you another time.

In any case, thank you all for the comments on the new showroom…it took awhile to build but I think it was worth the wait!





Posted by: Piano World

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/21/09 07:44 PM

Thanks Ori, we will be there.

Piano Forums members I hope we see you there, it will no doubt be a fun day.

Please make it a point to join us if you can, it's worth the trip.
Posted by: eweiss

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/21/09 08:25 PM

I'd like to go but I live in San Diego. Now what about a piano party out here? Malibu, San Diego, San Francisco ... now that would be something huh?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/21/09 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: eweiss
I'd like to go but I live in San Diego. Now what about a piano party out here? Malibu, San Diego, San Francisco ... now that would be something huh?


ok, so when are you having one? cool

We've had a few parties in LA and San Juan Capistrano (did I spell that anywhere near right?).

But I'd love one in any of the places you mentioned.

I used to go to San Diego and Carlsbad frequently when I worked for McGraw-Hill (publishing company). One of my favorite places in the country. Loved San Francisco too. Haven't been to Malibu.
Posted by: LJC

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/22/09 08:28 PM

Ori, The new place looks fantastic. I will definately be there! Congratulations.
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/23/09 08:49 AM

Frank and LJC,

This is fantastic!
It'll be great to see you here.

I noticed that I forgot to post our address...

We're at 1068 Long Ridge Rd. in Stamford CT. 06903.
I'll edit my first post to mention this as well.

Looking forward to seeing you all.
Posted by: James Maxwell

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/23/09 07:07 PM

Ori,

Congratulations on your new fine piano store! Hope both you and the store are doing well.

Thanks for the invite, and the three of us (wife, son and self) will be there - we never turn down a free party grin.

Would appreciate either address (preferred), or GPS coordinaets, or direction for your store.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/23/09 07:51 PM

From Ori's post above yours:

"We're at 1068 Long Ridge Rd. in Stamford CT. 06903.
I'll edit my first post to mention this as well."

The store is right off the Merritt Parkway.

Ori, which exit is it?

Looking forward to seeing you there Maxwell.
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/24/09 01:05 AM

James,

It'll be great to see you guys here!

Yes we are right off exit 34 on the Merritt Parkway (Long Ridge Road). When heading North from NYC, make a left at the end of the exit ramp, and we're about 300 yards on the left side.

The signage on the building is rather clear and states in addition to 'allegro Pianos' , also 'Long Ridge Music center" which is our music school.


Oh…and Frank...for whatever reason I can't edit my first post to add directions. Any idea how to fix it?
Posted by: James Maxwell

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/24/09 08:01 PM

Got it, and thanks both Ori and Frank!
Posted by: OddTemperament

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/26/09 06:12 PM

I'm hoping to make it. Will be taking the train from NYC. To the Stamford station? I presume a taxi from the station will be easy... or is it withing a walk?
Thanks,
Don
Posted by: apple*

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/26/09 06:46 PM

your store is absolutely gorgeous Ori. I have every intention of visiting someday, perhaps next May. It's so tasteful.
Posted by: Jamie

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/27/09 10:07 AM

Jamie and Mrs Jamie are in New England about this time. It's tempting...
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/27/09 10:31 AM

Originally Posted By: OddTemperament
I'm hoping to make it. Will be taking the train from NYC. To the Stamford station? I presume a taxi from the station will be easy... or is it withing a walk?
Thanks,
Don



Don,

That's great.
The showroom is an easy cab ride from the train, but its not a walking distance. Taxi cabs are always waiting by the tracks.

We'll be looking forward to seeing you as well!
Thanks,


Ori
Posted by: miles2009

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/27/09 01:45 PM

hey room...
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/28/09 06:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Jamie
Jamie and Mrs Jamie are in New England about this time. It's tempting...


Jamie,

Please do come, we'd love to have you here!


Miles,

I feel privileged to have you make your initial forum post on this thread!
So hi back and welcome to the forum!



Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/28/09 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
your store is absolutely gorgeous Ori. I have every intention of visiting someday, perhaps next May. It's so tasteful.



Thanks apple.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you here as well whenever you can.
Sorry you won't be able to make it this time, but I’m certain we'll meet soon!
Posted by: JerryS88

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/28/09 10:33 PM

Holy cow, Ori - what a BEAUTIFUL showroom - I can't wait to see it in person! If you ever need someone to keep guard over all those gorgeous pianos you can send me in there and lock me inside!
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 08/30/09 09:51 AM

Thanks Jerry.

Sounds like you're planning to attend then!
Looking forward to seeing you.

Ori


Posted by: lilylady

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/07/09 10:05 AM

I just heard from John Citron who is going to try to make it down with a friend. He'll probably respond later when more definate.
Posted by: Bill Potuchek

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/08/09 12:06 PM

Unfortunately I have a committment that day as a season's ticket holder of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA.

Since Frank is there I will mail you some flyers for our first annual cruise in March. Post one if you would and give the rest to Frank.
Posted by: novelinda

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/08/09 03:51 PM

Jerry and I are really sorry to miss this opening.

I am having a total shoulder replacement the following Thurs. the 17th in Boston, and am having company on top of that this weekend, or else we would be there.

Play pretty for us.

Linda and Jerry
Posted by: John Citron

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/09/09 11:35 AM

I'll see if I can make it down. I need hotel/motel details. It's about a 3 hour drive for me from Haverhill. I've had no response back from my friend regarding traveling. I'll have to definitely be back by Sunday night because I have school the next day. I'm a kid, I mean full-time student again! smile

John
Posted by: Galahad

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/09/09 12:21 PM

Ori –

I have been travelling for the past two weeks, and so am only now able to let you know that I am eagerly looking forward to attending your party on September 13. It will be a wonderful treat to see your new store and to meet the other guests, including Piano World members and, of course, Christian Blüthner. See you on Sunday! grin

Mike
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/09/09 05:05 PM

Originally Posted By: novelinda
Jerry and I are really sorry to miss this opening.

I am having a total shoulder replacement the following Thurs. the 17th in Boston, and am having company on top of that this weekend, or else we would be there.

Play pretty for us.

Linda and Jerry


I hope that all turns out well for you Linda in your replacement surgery and we will look forward to seeing both you and Jerry at the Cape Cod party in Oct.

We will miss you at the Allegro Party, and I will try to play 'pretty' for you!
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/10/09 04:48 PM


Mike and John,

Great!
We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Linda,

Sorry to hear you can't make it.
I hope all goes well and that you have a quick recovery.
Thanks,

Ori
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/10/09 05:27 PM

Linda,

I hope all goes well, looking forward to seeing you, Jerry, and the rest of the gang on the Cape in October.

Ori,

We're looking forward to the party, the pianos, and the people (not necessarily in that order :)).
Posted by: RealPlayer

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/10/09 10:39 PM

Ori, your new showroom looks wonderful. I'm salivating at the idea of playing those pianos, and your list of stellar guests is enticing.

I'm thinking about coming. I'm busy in the morning though. Maybe if I can drive, I can make it.

My original idea was to take my bicycle on the Metro North train, but it still would be a 5 to 6 mile ride to Allegro, over who knows how hilly terrain. But my morning commitment nixes an early train.

Hope to make it, and hope it's OK to arrive at 3 or so. Stay tuned. If I go, I might be able to offer some New Yorker a ride there from Brooklyn/Queens (I could pick you up at a BQE exit).
Posted by: JeffBC

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/11/09 07:06 AM

John,

Alanna and I live in Haverhill and are planning on going down there in the AM and back in the evening... lemme know if you want to carpool with us.
Posted by: LJC

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/11/09 07:20 PM

Hey Joe, I hope you make it, I haven't seen you in awhile. Why not give Jon a call?
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/12/09 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: RealPlayer
Ori, your new showroom looks wonderful. I'm salivating at the idea of playing those pianos, and your list of stellar guests is enticing.

I'm thinking about coming. I'm busy in the morning though. Maybe if I can drive, I can make it.

My original idea was to take my bicycle on the Metro North train, but it still would be a 5 to 6 mile ride to Allegro, over who knows how hilly terrain. But my morning commitment nixes an early train.

Hope to make it, and hope it's OK to arrive at 3 or so. Stay tuned. If I go, I might be able to offer some New Yorker a ride there from Brooklyn/Queens (I could pick you up at a BQE exit).




Hi Joe,

We’ll gladly have you even if you arrive at 3:00…
It’s a really easy car ride from NYC, and should take no more than 30 – 35 minutes drive once you clear the tolls on the west side highway.
If you’re coming by train, it takes about 44 minute from grand Central, less from 125th street.
There is an express train every hour during the weekend, and there are always taxi cabs waiting at the station.
We’ll be looking forward to both seeing you and hear you play.
Thanks,

Ori
Posted by: RealPlayer

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/14/09 12:01 AM

Ori, thanks for your kind note. As you know, I did NOT make it up there. Turned out to be a day for appliance shopping, and as my wife works all week, it had to be today.

Nonetheless, I fully expect to make it up to your showroom one of these days soon. I'm sorry I had to miss the big party. I just know it was fun! I'm looking forward to the reports and pics.
Posted by: rickshapiro

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/14/09 08:38 AM

I just wanted to thank Ori for the fine party. Great people, beautiful pianos and showroom, very talented musicians, great food and drink, what more can one ask for. Last night, I had some crazy dreams about a love affair with a Steingraeber 206. Damn, I need a life.

Anyway, congratulations again Ori and much success.

It was nice meeting everyone.

Thank you,

Rick Shapiro
Posted by: JeffBC

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/14/09 08:49 AM

Ori & Rebecca,

Thanks again for yesterday's event! Great pianos, great players, great conversations, great food, great drinks - I don't see how it could have been any better! I'm sure a good time was had by all.

-JeffBC & Alanna
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/14/09 03:34 PM

To all concerned,

This thread is meaningless without pictures!! smile
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/14/09 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
To all concerned,

This thread is meaningless without pictures!! smile


They are coming! I took a bunch of pics but just got home exhausted from a 6 hour auto adventure. I am working on cropping the pics right now but really need to get out and water my plants, which totally got ignored in favor of one big piano celebration!!!

I might start a new thread if no one else has yet.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/15/09 11:53 AM

Followup pics and notes here:

THE HAPPENING!

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1268318
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/16/09 08:03 PM

It was wonderful to get together with the Piano world crowd. It was certainly worth the 90 minute trip from my home. After taking lessons for six months (and practicing on a digital piano), I thought I had a particular piano in mind, and now it is back to the drawing board! I understand that buying a piano is an adventure in itself! Had a wonderful time!

- Mark
Posted by: Ori

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 09/20/09 10:26 AM

Hotkeys,

It was nice seeing you and all other piano world members!
Thank you for taking the time to drive.

Please check out 'The happening' thread on the piano forum for all the comments and pictures!

I'm sure you wanted, as many others, to play a bit more on the pianos...which was a bit difficult to do with 60 other people wanting to do pretty much the same thing...

Indeed, seeing so many pianos around, so different in tone and character can be quite confusing unless one takes the time to learn the different approaches of these manufacturers, and how these lend themselves to the player's ability to make music!

Of course, this was not possible during the party, with food, drinks, and many enthusiastic pianists eager to play some of these prestigious but elusive, hard to find pianos.

You're always welcome to come back though, and spend some 'quality time' with the pianos.
I'm certain that by doing this we'll be able to sort out the confusion.

Thanks again to all for coming!

Ori
Posted by: YourGuide

Re: Allegro Pianos’ PW party! - 04/28/11 01:48 AM

Looks like a huge showroom, and this will be a music school too? That's indeed amazing. Good for the students...