Restored Gershwin piano part of free concert at U-M

Alesia Cooper
The Detroit News

A free public concert featuring the fully restored 1933 Model A Steinway grand piano, once owned and played by George Gershwin, will be Oct. 10 in the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.

The evening will begin with a talk on Gershwin at 7:30 p.m. The concert, presented by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance students and faculty, will follow at 8:30 p.m. and will feature the piano and reflect the many music genres at which George and Ira Gershwin excelled — classical, jazz, opera, musical theater and dance. In addition, audience members will learn about the piano restoration project.

The refurbished piano, which was the last one Gershwin played, was donated to the university by Marc George Gershwin as part of the U-M Gershwin Initiative and its George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition.

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