Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Johannes Brahms, one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music. Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1833. He died in 1897 in Vienna. One of the leading musicians of the Romantic period, Brahms was a virtuoso pianist, who premiered many of his own works.
About This Piano
- In 2010, members of the Curtis piano faculty visited the Steinway factory in Long Island and selected twenty-two new pianos needed when Curtis expands its campus to include Lenfest Hall.
- 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, one of the school's three new Steinway Model B grand pianos, measures seven feet 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, this new Steinway, #587691, was delivered to Room 302 in 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 (Brahms). Then make your contribution online, or call the Curtis Development Office at (215) 717-3126. 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||Robert C. Nimmich, in honor of Op. 120|
|A0#||2||Robert C. Nimmich, in honor of Op. 120|
|B0||3||Carol and Howard Lidz|
|C1||4||Carol and Howard Lidz|
|C1#||5||Carol and Howard Lidz, in honor of Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D.|
|D1||6||Carol and Howard Lidz, in honor of Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D.|
|D1#||7||Carol and Howard Lidz, in honor of the 60th anniversary of Lenore and Fred Himmelstein|
|C4 - Middle C||40|
If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Development Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."