RAHWAY—Mayor James Kennedy and Sandy Erwin, executive director of the Union County Performing Arts Center, are inviting area residents to hear the city’s recently acquired Fazioli F228 Grand Piano, considered by many to be the finest concert pianos constructed in the world today.
The arts center will host a series of free public concerts performed by a parade of international piano virtuosos.
The public is invited to attend the following Fazioli piano loft events: Fei-Fei Dong on Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m., live recording session. Ran Jia on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m., live concert. Sachiko Kato on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m., live concert. Jung Lin on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7 p.m., live recording session. Emmet Cohen, Inna Faliks and Franco Chomnalez on Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m., live recording session and Jean-Michel Pilc on Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m., live recording session.
In the 50-seat Fazioli piano loft, you’re practically on stage with the music — an extraordinary opportunity to experience the presence and voice of this hand-crafted instrument of remarkable sonic range and sensitivity.
The piano, shipped direct from Italy, was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday, Feb. 21. On Thursday, March 11, Paolo Fazioli visited the piano loft and personally autographed the instrument.
“An ever increasing number of internationally renowned pianists are choosing the Fazioli piano for concert halls, academies, conservatories, theatres, and recording studios worldwide,” said Kennedy. “We are proud to have a Fazioli piano right here in Rahway at the Union County Performing Arts Center.”
Reservations are required to attend the Fazioli Piano Loft events; call 1-732-499-8226. The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Paolo Fazioli watches as a 14-year-old student of piano demonstrates the magnificent sound of the F228 Fazioli Grand Piano while performing Chopin.
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