The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Steinway Piano Fundraiser Concert
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Nov 04, 2022
The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra is partnering with the esteemed Steinway Company to host a special fundraiser. VPO is raising money to fund a New Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Model D piano. This piano will increase the quality of concerts they host each month at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. The fundraising goal is $200,000. The new Steinway piano must be in place by the March 21, 2023 for the Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto featuring international pianist Antonio Pompa Baldi. Donations can be made at www.thevillagesphilharmonic.org
Join the efforts by attending a free concert by Steinway pianists in the lobby of The Sharon on Friday November 4 at 3:00pm. Capacity is limited. It is a first come, first serve event. Lobby opens at 2:30pm. The afternoon concert will feature esteemed artists Elena Ulyanova and Simon Mulligan.
Featured Performers include: Steinway International Artist Elena Ulyanova ….“You cannot deny the panache of the Russian piano player Elena Ulyanova. She intensifies showpieces such as the Mefisto Waltz and the Tarantella from a Liszt produced in Russia, with all the restlessness of a wild breathing and rumbling volcano which rarely slows down.”
Steinway International Artist Simon Mulligan British pianist Simon Mulligan is, according to The Times of London ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, to Steinway & Sons he is ‘the world’s most versatile pianist’; Pulitzer prizewinning composer Paul Moravec calls him ‘a pianist with complete mastery of the instrument’ ”
Meet and Greet with the artists after the concert.