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September 2011

Special Edition Time Sensitive

We are sending out this special edition because the tour and the party are coming up so soon and we need to hear from everyone who is attending (or who said they were and are no longer coming).
A regular edition of our newsletter will come out some time next week.

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

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Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour Friday Oct. 7!
It's been a couple of years since we last took a group tour of the famous Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory, but we're getting back on track now.

NOTE: If you signed up to join the tour you MUST CONFIRM with me ( that you are still coming!
INCLUDE: Your Name, Forums Name, Location, Phone (we need these details for Mason & Hamlin, we won't post them). Be sure to use Mason & Hamlin Tour in your subject line.
If you aren't going to be able to make it, please let us know right away so we can give your slot to an alternate.

If you signed up as an alternate, we've had a couple people drop out, we will be following up with the alternates (in the order listed in the thread on the forums).

Those who have taken the tour know what a wonderful experience it is. Those that haven't ... here's your chance! We have two tours scheduled for the day, both of which are full BUT, we always have last minute drop outs. So get your name on the alternates list right now.

Join us for an exciting Tour of the Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Friday Oct. 7, 2011
Mason & Hamlin Tour Details - Click Here

Cape Cod Piano Party Oct. 8!
Join us for a fun filled Piano Party on beautiful Cape Cod the same weekend as the Mason & Hamlin tour. We planned it that way on purpose, knowing some people will be traveling a good distance to attend the tour.
By having the piano party the same weekend we're hoping many of the people taking the M&H tour will join us for the party.
Cape Cod Piano Party
NOTE:If you plan to join us for the Cape Cod Piano Party, PLEASE EMAIL ME with your name, forums name, and the number of people. Also, please check the Cape Cod Piano Party post on the forums for important details.

Piano Tour of Germany & Austria Our tour of Germany & Austria in June was amazing! As many of you know we organized a tour in Germany and Austria of piano factories, composer's homes, music museums, and much more.
The tour was incredible, we had such a wonderful time. You can see some pictures and comments in the following thread, please check it out... Piano & Musical Tour - Europe 2011 Click Here for Pictures and Reports Now!
Live Piano Music?

We are still collecting details about places to hear live piano music.
Restaurants, Piano Bars, Clubs, etc.
If you know of any we can add to the list (thread) please post the details in this thread.
Check it out today... Live Piano Music

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Concerts & Competitions

NOTE: Additional Concert Information can be found here: Concerts, Recitals, Competitions

Jeffrey Biegel the highly sought after concert pianist (and I might add, member of our piano forums) will be performing in New Orleans October 29th with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. His performances will include the World Premier of Shadows for Piano and Orchestra by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. We plan to drive up from southwest Florida for this concert, hope to see you there.

For those who may not be familiar with Mr. Biegel:
Having created a multi-faceted career as a pianist, recording artist, composer, and arranger, Jeffrey Biegel's electrifying technique and mesmerizing touch has received international critical acclaim. Known for his standard-setting performances of the standard repertoire, Biegel's recent recordings include Bach On A Steinway, the inaugural recording on the Steinway label; Leroy Anderson's Concerto in C, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with the BBC Concert Orchestra (Naxos); Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Millennium Fantasy and Peanuts Gallery with the Florida State University Orchestra (Naxos); as well as the Complete Sonatas by Mozart (E1).

Ms. Zwilich will also be offering a Master Class the day before (Oct. 28), free admission.

Oct. 29

8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5; Jeffrey Biegel, piano; Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliƩes; Zwillich: Shadows for Piano and Orchestra (world premiere); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Details and Ticket Information For the Jeffrey Biegel / LSO Concert

This one warrants repeating...
Submitted by member TerryTunes:
Patricia & Michael Frederick have put into place another enjoyable concert season beginning Sunday, 17 April. The following info for the concert season can be found here

Pat & Micheal, over the course of the past year, have overcome any & all obstacles presented to them in having a secure location for their historic collection/study center. They are now able to devote their time into what they enjoy most; the beautiful period instruments made available to the public & the spring & fall concerts.

Remember, if you know of any piano concerts, competitions, or events ... let us know!
You can post in this section of the piano forums (and/or email us) Piano Concerts - Competitions - Events

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