Thursday, August 30, 2012

Noted Steinway Authority tells “Secrets of Steinway” in Bolivar

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University announced a special addition to its popular Community Concert Series. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, noted Steinway expert, Harry Reed, will present his program titled “Secrets of Steinway” in the Meyer Recital Hall in the Casebolt Music Center on the Bolivar campus of Southwest Baptist University. Admission is free. 

SBU’s Department of Music Chair Dr. Martha Hicks said, “Harry Reed is a noted piano industry veteran representing Steinway & Sons pianos throughout Missouri and Kansas for decades. Reed has consulted with scores of Schools and Universities and advised thousands of individual clients on pianos. A noted trainer, speaker and clinician, his lighthearted  presentation style is sure to entertain as he takes you on a delightful 45-minute tour of the historical, engineering, human, and mechanical elements that come together to create that unique Steinway sound and touch.” 

“Harry Reed is one of the most knowledgeable Steinway representatives in the world,” said Ron Losby, Steinway & Sons President of the Americas. 

According to Dr. Hicks, “Built in the U. S. A. since 1853, and long heralded as the worlds' finest piano, the Steinway & Sons piano has been a popular subject of musical history, musician's lore, books, magazines, documentaries, and full length movies. Sit back and enjoy as Reed, industry veteran of over 30 years, takes you on a magical journey back in time to understand how this American and musical icon has evolved from its humble beginnings 160 years ago this March. You will be amazed at how little the effect of time has had on the hand-crafted process that is used to create the Steinway pianos thus continuing their rich heritage as the piano standard of the world.” 

PHOTOS provided by Steinway & Sons: Harry Reed

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