Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music. Born in Naples in 1685, the same year as Bach and Handel, Domenico Scarlatti was the son of Alessandro Scarlatti, a composer known for his operas, oratorios, and cantatas. Scarlatti is best known for composing 555 one-movement sonatas, some of which are favorites of Curtis students and alumni.
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, one of the school's three eight new Steinway Model K upright pianos. Like all Steinway's this new piano is an exceptional musical instrument, built of the finest materials to the highest quality standards.
- In July, 2011, Steinway #588600 was delivered to Lenfest Hall and now resides in Room 317, the Kimbel Practice Room.
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 (Scarlatti). 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!
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If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Development Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."