On Saturday, March 1, the campus community is invited to two special events celebrating the dedication of the College’s new Steinway concert grand piano, given by the Rothrock Family in honor of Jessica and Ron Liebowitz. Many students, faculty, and staff have already taken an opportunity to get acquainted with this beautiful new instrument.
First, Joseph Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, will give a public lecture on “The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience” at 4:30 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Dr. Polisi is a leading college administrator; a writer in the fields of music, public policy, and the arts; and an accomplished bassoonist. Middlebury awarded Polisi an honorary Doctor of Arts degree in 2010. Read more at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/469626.
Later that night, at 8:00 p.m., the Concert Hall will host a festive evening of classical and jazz piano performances by members of the Middlebury College community: Cameron Toh ’17, Shannia Fu ’17, David Heschel Liebowitz, Gwendolyn Toth ’77, Felix Klos ’14 with Dick Forman, and Nathaniel Rothrock ’12.5 with Jeff Buettner. The event will also include the screening of the new video “Selecting a Steinway” by Stephen Diehl and Matt Lennon ’13. A reception will follow the performances.
It’s free, but tickets are required. Get your tickets at http://go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice, xMIDD, or by stopping by either Box Office location in McCullough or the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Read more about the piano’s arrival at http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/524638/node/464247.