University Communications

“Steinway Comes to Immaculata” Event in June

Immaculata University and Jacobs Music Company are hosting a four-day All-Steinway Celebration from Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10.  To commemorate Immaculata’s All-Steinway School status, the famous Horowitz Piano (known as the CD 503 piano), which is touring the country, will arrive at Immaculata for a faculty concert featuring William Carr, DMA, Steinway Artist, and other Immaculata University music faculty members.  In addition, 22 regional piano teachers will be bringing their students to perform on the Horowitz piano for a Perform-a-Thon, Children Helping Children, benefitting the Philadelphia Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House.

As one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) was a Russian classical pianist and composer.  His personal touring Steinway Concert Piano (the CD 503) was used in his historic return to the Soviet Union to tour in 1986.  In the new atmosphere of communication and understanding between the USSR and the USA, these concerts were seen as events of political as well as musical significance.  Horowitz also used the CD 503 piano on his final album.

Details for the four-day event include:

  • Children Helping Children Perform-a-Thon (all students perform on the Horowitz Piano): Thursday, June 7, from 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The public is invited to attend.
  • Immaculata University Faculty Concert on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., featuring William Carr, DMA, Steinway Artist, on the Horowitz Piano and the Immaculata Music Department faculty in Memorial Hall.  The public is invited to attend.

For more information on “Steinway Comes to Immaculata: Celebration of All-Steinway” please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3453.