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Join us for PianoPalooza!

October 14th 2012
Concert Series

Looking for a new and different way to experience music and make new friends? We’ve got just the thing: PianoPalooza – a series of musical events to be held in small, distinctive venues throughout the coming months. From arias with antipasti at La Dolce Vita in Little Italy, to a private, in-home concert featuring the gifted Alexander Schimpf, PianoPalooza offers ways to experience music you’ll never find anywhere else. Join the celebration as we meet new friends and gear up for the 2013 Competition! Guest capacity is limited, so call the office now at 216-707-5397 to make your reservation.

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Hosts: Allyn and John Davies
$60 per guest | 50 guest limit

Savor “The Sweet Life” at La Dolce Vita, one of Little Italy’s most charming bistros, for an evening of opera and elegant fare. Strolling singers will serenade as you enjoy a relaxing dinner. You’ll be enchanted as beautiful arias and duets meld seamlessly with Italian cuisine and wonderful wine. Truly, a feast for the senses!

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Hosts: Jill and Paul Clark
$100 per guest | 50 guest limit

Your holiday celebrations will be off to a merry start at this Shaker Heights home, aglow for the season. The evening will include cheerful libations and a sumptuous buffet, while the festive music of friendship (and piano!) flows throughout the night among friends old and new. Join us for a warm and wonderful evening.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Host: David Franklin
$200 per guest | 50 guest limit

David Franklin, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, welcomes pianos enthusiasts to his Shaker Heights home for a splendid afternoon of music. Hear the sensational talent of Alexander Schimpf, the Mixon first prize winner at the 2011 Competition, as he performs in recital, then enjoy an elegant reception. You won’t want to miss this special event!

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Hosts: Zeda and Bill Blau
$75 per guest | 40 guest limit

Welcome spring with a jazz-filled affair at this Beachwood home. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, then delight in a performance by renowned jazz pianist Marshall Griffith, one of Cleveland’s finest improvisational musicians, who will share lively commentary between performances. Dine on a delicious supper afterward and savor an evening filled with spontaneity.

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