P I A N O   3 0 0
Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos

 

What's New


Jan. 3, 2001 Added January Events, February Events, March Events; updated Music of the White House Series in the Performances, Tours and More section.

Nov. 8, 2000 Added December Events and Music of the White House Series to the Performances, Tours and More section.
Oct 26, 2000 Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration
begins airing on PBS stations nationwide on November 29, 2000.
This star-studded musical tribute to the piano's 300th anniversary celebrates the legacy, grandeur and showmanship of this stirring instrument. Find out when this exciting TV show will air in your area.
Washington/Baltimore MPT Nov. 29 9 pm
New York City WNET Channel 13 Nov. 29 9 pm
Chicago WTTW Channel 11 Nov. 29 9 pm
Dallas KERA Channel 13 Nov. 29 8 pm
Seattle KCTS Channel 9 Nov. 29 9 pm
Please check your local PBS station for additional airing dates.

Oct 25, 2000 The Piano Grand! video is now available from the National Museum of American History store (phone 202 357-1527) or the International Gallery Piano exhibit store (phone 202 786-2147).
Oct 19, 2000 Performance Updates:
Luiz de Moura Castro's concert on Friday, Oct. 27, is in the Hall of Musical Instruments, NMAH.
The master class on Saturday, Oct. 28, is also in the Hall of Musical Instruments, NMAH.

For the Ana Cervantes concert on Nov 3 at the Mexican Cultural Institute, please call 202-728-1675 for reservations.
Ana Cervantes' master class on Saturday, Nov. 4, has been cancelled.

Oct 13, 2000 November Events were added to the Performances, Tours and More section.

Sep. 27, 2000 A CELEBRATION OF THE PIANO, Selections from the Archives of American Art was added to the Resources page.
Sep. 18, 2000 In response to the number of requests, we created a page for Posters and other Memorabilia available through the Smithsonian Museum Shops.
Sep. 5, 2000 Tactile Tours will be offered Sat. Sept. 9 at 10:15 am and Sat. Nov. 18 at 10:15 am.

Aug. 31, 2000 At long last the Piano 300 poster is in stock in the International Gallery Piano exhibit store and the National Museum of American History store. Posters can only be ordered by contacting the store directly.
The phone for the National Museum of American History store is 202 357-1527.
The phone for the International Gallery Piano exhibit store is 202 786-2147.
The Piano poster is $8.00 and the stock # is 3481512.
Aug. 18, 2000 Added Music from the Listening Booths to the Exhibition and to the Play Some Music sections.
Aug. 9, 2000 Added September Events and
October Events
Aug. 4, 2000 The exhibition has been extended through June 3, 2001

July 5, 2000 Added biographical information for performer Jayson Dobney

Application deadlines have been extended for those wishing to take Piano Master Classes with a focus on Spanish and Latin American Repertoire. The deadlines are four weeks prior to each class.


June 15, 2000 added recording by José Caceres of "Margarita," from Three Puerto Rican Danzas, by Manuel Tavárez. Te 3.04 minute recordings are in MP3 format (size: 2861 Kb)and in WAV format (size: 31,534 Kb)
June 14, 2000 Added biographical information for performers
Robert Wyatt, Rubén Peláez, Barbara Wing, Dave Wiesler.
June 9, 2000 Released events schedules for July and August, 2000.

Added biographical information for the Piano Masters
Ana Cervantes, José Cáceres, Luis de Moura-Castro, and
Carlos César Rodriguez.

Also added biographical information for performers
Liz Donaldson, Marc Glickman, Joseph Holt, Vejay Iyer and
Mari Paz.

June 1, 2000 Please check the June events schedule

May 24, 2000 Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration
A star-studded musical tribute to the piano's 300th anniversary celebrates the legacy, grandeur and showmanship of this stirring instrument. Find out when this exciting TV show will air in your area.
May 24, 2000 Added specific dates and times for Piano Master Recitals and Classes
May 12, 2000 Piano Master Classes with a focus on Spanish and Latin American Repertoire announced. (June 30 deadline)

April 28, 2000 added May Events  and June Events  to [Performances, Tours and More]
April 28, 2000 added RIPM annotated index to 19th-century music periodicals to [Piano Resources]
April 10, 2000 added shopping information to [Piano Resources]

March 3, 2000 Exhibition Opened
 

 

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