Immaculata University Hosts Art-Case Piano Tour 2006 as Part of “Steinway & Sons Comes to Immaculata” Event

Immaculata University is proud to be one of only a few locales in Pennsylvania to host the Jacobs Music Company´s Steinway & Sons Art-Case Tour 2006, featuring Steinway´s $255,000 Steuben Glass grand. The pianos will be available for public display in Villa Maria Hall on the campus of Immaculata University from June 9, through June 11. Representatives from Jacobs Music will provide commentary on the history of each piano.
Steinway & Sons´ handcrafted Steuben Glass art-case piano – designed by Eric Hilton of Steuben – is the signature instrument and one of the highlights of the Art-Case tour. The Steuben Glass grand was created in 2003 to mark the 150th anniversary of Steinway as well as the 100th anniversary of Steuben, one of the world´s preeminent makers of glass designs, according to Frank Mazurco, Steinway & Sons´ executive vice president. The grand piano features an Aubergine lacquer finish and is adorned with 100 percent clear crystal (decorative glass first introduced by Steuben in the 1920s). Crystal decorates the Steuben Glass´ legs, top stick, music desk, and bench. Some piano components also feature mirrored backing, which reflect the instrument´s reflective qualities.
Among the other classic pianos on the tour are Oasis, an upright whose case boasts a tropical palms motif carved from curly maple; Pear Grove, featuring the classic marquetry of Silas Kopf; Pianissimo created in cherry by accomplished furniture maker James Schriber; Reflections, designed by Thomas Schrunk using ribbon-striped Sapele veneer; Satin, a pearlescent piano by Mary Vickers and Terrance Hunt; Serenity, created by Jeffrey Alan Nelson and featuring a "dancing leaves" marquetry motif; and the Symphonic Symmetry, designed by Jeff Byers.
For more details on the Jacobs Music Company´s Steinway & Sons Art-Case Tour 2006, please contact Jacobs Music at 888-88-PIANO. For more information on Steinway & Sons Comes to Immaculata, please contact Immaculata University at 610-647-4400, ext. 3143.
Jacobs Music Company is one of the nation´s largest acoustic and digital piano retailers and is the exclusive dealer representative of Steinway & Sons pianos for the Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware region. Jacobs Music, with retail locations in Center City Philadelphia, Willow Grove, and Allentown, PA; Cherry Hill and Lawrenceville, NJ; and Wilmington, DE, offers the finest products, technical expertise, and advice to consumers, artists, institutions, and instructors. Founded in 1900, the same year as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jacobs Music is a cultural institution in the Delaware Valley that has taken a leading role in the region´s music community, supporting internationally renowned artists and regional music institutions such as the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as countless universities and schools of music. A family owned and operated business, Jacobs Music has built a longstanding reputation of charitable service to the Philadelphia community.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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