The piano is a signature instrument from a signature manufacturer, and the hope is that it can makes its home in downtown Mansfield.
The 1961 Steinway “B” grand piano is a model which, according to the company’s website, “is often referred to by pianists as the “perfect piano.”” Founded in 1853, the company’s share of the high-end instrument market is at 80%, according to Wikipedia.
Current Model “B” grand pianos measure 6’11’’ in length and weigh some 760 pounds.
Mid Ohio Opera is currently seeking donations to bring the piano to a planned music and rehearsal space in downtown Mansfield through the assistance of Metronome Music. A concert was recently held in the store featuring pianists Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti and Sharon Grimes; Megan Zaborsky, Mezzo Soprano; Joseph Lenehan, Baritone; Heidi Kirschenheiter Vega, Soprano; and Joel Vega, Tenor.
An excerpt from that concert was recently posted on Facebook and may be viewed here.
Donations are welcomed to assist Mid Ohio Opera in their goal, and can be made at any Richland Bank Branch. All donations are tax deductible, according to the opera company. For more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 567.241.2885.