Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Robert Alexander Schumann, one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music. A German composer, Schumann lived from 1810 to 1856. When a hand injury ended his pursuit of becoming a pianist, he concentrated his efforts on composition. His body of work includes music for piano, lieder (songs for voice and piano), four symphonies, and an opera, Genoveva. Schumann was also an influential music critic. His famous review of Chopin's op. 2 begins, "Hats off, Gentlemen, a genius!"
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 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, 2010, Steinway & Sons "O" #587761, was delivered to Room 419, 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 (Schumann). 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!
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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."