The grand conclusion of the Horowitz tour wraps up today with a special series of events at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge Louisiana today.
Students, staff and members of the community gather for a very special opportunity to see, hear and play the legendary Horowitz Steinway concert grand. Steinway concert grand number CD-503 made a special appearance on stage at the Mary Danos Theater at Talbot Hall today as part of it continuing tour of the south east.
Hall Piano Company is a proud partner with Nicholls State University as Louisiana’s only public All-Steinway School.
Tonight we welcome an outstanding pianist, Andrey Ponochevny from Belarus, to Talbot Hall at Nicholls State University. This event continues the fabulous concert series at All-Steinway School Nicholls State University.
Selected performances from Mr. Ponochevny’s 2010 New Orleans International Piano Competition can be found in our video gallery.
Tonight, we celebrate with our dear friends at Loyola University of New Orleans as they dedicate their new Steinway concert grand in Roussel Hall. To commemorate this special occasion, guest artist Fr. Sean “Brett” Duggan performed an amazing interpretation of the Bach Art of the Fugue. Father Duggan also prayed a special prayer of dedication over the new instrument that it may glorify God in the music that it will help create for generations. The new concert grand was a gift from an anonymous lead donor and a sponsorship gift from the Steinway Society of New Orleans.
Enjoy the music and the majesty as Andy Horbachevsky, VP of Manufacturing at Steinway, tells the storied history of the piano manufacturing facility and how NYCIDA helped the company modernize and stay competitive, all the while making it in New York City.
“(In New York City) you have the diversity of workforce, our employees come from all over the world, sons and daughters of immigrants, so it is much more than one little factory here in Long Island City.”
– Andy Horbachevsky, VP of Manufacturing, Steinway & Sons
May is a busy time at Hall Piano Company! This year we are happy to host 26 recitals this year for local piano teachers on our beautiful stage. We have two gorgeous Steinway Model B, 7′ grand pianos for our children and adult students to show all the hard work they’ve put into their piano playing this past year. Also, again this year Hall Piano is offering to our teachers our private streaming webcast video and MP3 recording of our recitals free of charge.
Congratulations to the winners of our Facebook Jazz Fest tickets giveaway! Our first pair was won by Ms. Shanda Quintal (pictured below) and our second pair by Richard Mirabelli! Thanks to everyone who entered and “liked” our Facebook page! If you haven’t done so already, check out the Hall Piano Facebook Page to stay updated on our latest news and interesting shares!