Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Samuel Barber, one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music. A gifted and successful composer of orchestra, opera, choral, and piano music, Barber was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, on March 9, 1910. Barber wrote his first musical at age seven, led his high school orchestra, was an organist at twelve, and entered Curtis at fourteen in the school opened. A member of the Curtis graduating class of 1934, he studied piano, composition and voice, and later became a member of the Curtis faculty.
About This Piano
- Steinway & Sons began building fine pianos in 1853. Handmade and built to last for generations, Steinway pianos are exceptional investments as well as superb musical instruments.
- Curtis has been an "All-Steinway School" since its founding in 1924 - one of nine conservatories, eighty colleges and unversities, and twenty-one other schools of distinction so designated.
- This piano, the school's new Steinway Model "A" grand piano, measures six feet two inches in length. Like all Steinway's this new grand piano is an exceptional musical instrument, built of the finest materials to the highest quality standards.
- In July, 2011, Steinway "A" #586578 was delivered to Room 301, Lenfest Hall.
You Can Help by Purchasing a Piano Key
- Make a gift of $50 for each piano key you would like to buy, then Curtis will place your name next to one of this piano's eighty-eight keys, listed below.
- Make a note of the key or keys you would like to select and the name of this piano (Barber). Then make your contribution online, or call the Curtis Development Office at (215) 893-5279. Just mention that you want to give to "Keys For Curtis."
- To thank you for helping Curtis purchase this new Steinway piano, we'll send you a "Keys For Curtis" keychain!
THANK YOU for your gift to Curtis!
|A0||1||Zina Schiff, in memory of Louise Schiff|
|G2||23||Tony Brown, in memory of Anne Flower Janney|
|C4 - Middle C||40|
|A4||49||The Zadinsky Family|
If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Development Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."