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1843 Pleyel Piano Concert - Virtual

Person Hall
181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dates: April 24, 2021
Phone: (919) 962-1039
Time: 2:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public

The Department of Music presents the annual concert featuring the department’s 1843 Pleyel piano. Donated to the Department by Tom Kenan, the restored Pleyel was purchased directly from the Pleyel piano-manufacturing company in Paris. Pleyel’s instruments were favorites of Frédéric Chopin and many of his nineteenth-century contemporaries, and reflect a touch and sound quite different from the modern grand piano. The concert will feature students from Mimi Solomon’s MUSC 286 Traveling Through the Ivories class in performances of works hailing from the era of this historic instrument. This pre-recorded concert will be premiered on the department’s YouTube channel and will be available for asynchronous viewing shortly thereafter.