Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Franz Peter Schubert one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music. Before his death in 1828 at the age of thirty-one, Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert was extremely prolific. His work includes a large body of chamber and solo piano music and nine symphonies, including the famous "Unfinished Symphony." Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the Romantic era in Classical music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.
This Piano will be "Adopted" by a Curtis Student
One of the school's 165 students will "adopt" this new Steinway piano and serve as an ambassador and advocate for the Keys for Curtis campaign. You'll learn more about the student and the piano here on this web page in the months ahead.
About This Piano
- On September 8 and 9, 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 seven new Steinway Model O grand pianos, measures five feet ten and three-quarters 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, the "Schubert" Steinway piano was delivered to Lenfest Hall and assigned to Room 411, the Tashlick Teaching Studio.
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 (Schubert). 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||Carol and Howard Lidz|
|C4 - Middle C||40||Jennifer Austin, in honor of Franz|
If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Development Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."