Steinway grand piano like a 'Lamborghini' newest member of Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 05:21:20 AM. The handcrafted piano was selected by Franz and other WSO staff during a visit to the famous Steinway & Sons shop in New York, thanks to a donation from the late Joyce Weingarden.
The colourful notes of a "Lamborghini" echoed through the Capitol Theatre for the first time Tuesday. But rather than a snorting supercar, it was a Steinway concert grand piano that took centre stage, thanks to a donation from the late Joyce Weingarden. Windsor Symphony Orchestra opens its 70th anniversary season Chris Hadfield, Windsor Symphony Orchestra to debut songs written in space It was WSO Music Director Robert Franz who first compared the $250,000 instrument to a flashy Italian automobile. The Windsor Symphony Orchestra welcomes its newest member on Oct. 17 - a $250,000 Steinway concert grand piano. (Chris Ensing/CBC) "In a sports car like a Lamborghini you can go slowly if you wish, but you can also go fast immediately," he explained. "This piano has great depth, great breadth of sounds … it's really an instrument you can do anything you wish." The handcrafted piano was selected by Franz and other WSO staff during a visit to the famous Steinway & Sons shop in New York. Piano soloist Spencer Myer tried out six different Steinways, but the search ended as soon as he sat down at the third option. "Everything stopped and I just listened," said Franz. "I could tell Spencer was falling in love and I was falling madly in love too." The purchase was only possible due to a financial gift from the family of Weingarden after dozens of cousins and their children agreed to support her dream of providing the piano to the orchestra. "I feel like I've really done something...Read more
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