For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014Contact: Heather Hamilton, Director of Education
Telephone: (859) 254-8492 x400
Cell Phone: (309) 230-1408
LEXINGTON PIANO STUDENTS HIT THE RED CARPET
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 22 – Award Season continued last weekend as Gist Piano Center rolled out The Red Carpet for Lexington’s “A-List” celebrity piano students and their “Hollywood Nights” gala concert event. Local piano students from all over the Lexington area performed songs from The Silver Screen in a series of concerts at Gist Piano Center (next to Murray’s restaurant at Harrodsburg Road and Man O’ War) on Saturday, March 22. Attendees to the prestigious event enjoyed fresh popcorn, movie candy, soda and the sights and sounds of the cinema as Lexington students immortalized themselves with their very own Hollywood stars after each concert.
Hollywood Nights is part of a series of theme recitals designed by Gist Piano Center to give Lexington students fun and informal performance opportunities. “Piano study can be a lonely affair,” said John Gist. “Nothing motivates a piano student like seeing live performances by other students their own age. It’s important to give learners a fun and informal environment to play in.”
Gist Piano Center was fully decorated as a sparkling Hollywood set while Lexington’s Student Elite took the stage dressed as their favorite actors or movie characters. Paparazzi Parents brought their cameras and captured their students on The Red Carpet all evening long.
Gist Piano Center proudly offered Hollywood Nights as part Gist Piano Center’s Partners In Education Program (PIE). PIE is a collaborative effort between the local music store and MidWest piano educators designed to enhance the teaching experience, to provide students with meaningful musical memories, and to give families the information they need to make good decisions regarding their child’s music education.
GIST PIANO CENTER presented Hollywood Nights in a series of five concerts on Saturday, March 22 (at 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm) in Gist Piano Center’s Steinway Recital Hall at 3901 Harrodsburg Rd in Lexington. The atmosphere was fun, admission was free, and students for all ages were encouraged to dress as their favorite movie characters. For more information, please call (502) 451-1831 or visit Gist Piano Center online at www.gistpianocenter.com/hollywood.
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GIST PIANO CENTER began in 1971 as a small piano repair shop on Preston Highway in Louisville. Today, Gist Piano Center is The MidWest’s leading family-owned, full-service piano firm and the area’s only authorized Steinway & Sons representative. A full refinishing, repair, and rebuilding service center, Gist services nearly 4000 area pianos per year. Gist is also the exclusive piano service provider for such iconic organizations as the Singletary Center, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Gist also provides recital facilities and a full print music department to educators across The MidWest and online at www.gistpianocenter.com.