In September 2012, the NIU School of Music began to host a beautifulFazioli F278 Concert Grand. Through the help of faculty, friends, and a generous donor the Dr. Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, the piano was purchased for the school. Please join us in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on Friday, October11 at 7:30 pm, as we celebrate this gift with a dedication concert.
Faculty and students will play the Fazioli, as well as works for four grand pianos (including our Steinway Model D, Schimmel K280, and a Yamaha CFIII), in a fitting demonstration of the many ways this instrument will be used over the coming decades. The program will include works by Debussy, Gounod, Schumann, Liszt and others, and conclude with a four-piano rendition of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”