On January 20, 2006 a brand new Steinway D grand piano took up residence in Sayles Hall. The project to replace our one-hundred-year-old grand began
four years ago, culminating with a gift from an anonymous donor in fall 2005. Soon after the donation, Katherine Bergeron, Arlene Cole and Jen Vieira
journeyed to the Steinway factory to choose Brown's piano from among five candidates. Below you can see some photos of the piano's journey and unveiling.
|Katherine Bergeron, Arlene Cole and Jen Vieira at the Steinway factory||Delivery truck arrives at Sayles Hall early January 20, 2006|
|It's heavy!||Inside Sayles Hall|
|A brand new Steinway "D" grand piano unveiled -- finally!||President Ruth Simmons plays the first notes|
|Paul Phillips and Katherine Bergeron||Paul Phillips playing a William Bolcom rag.|
|Katherine Bergeron, Paul Phillips and Butch Rovan -- piano six hands||Music fills the room, sunlight streams into Sayles Hall|