The Art of
The Boston Conservatory
As a central instrument to all of the disciplines at the Boston Conservatory, we honored the piano at the 2013 fundraising gala for the Boston Conservatory.
We brought a full stage, dance floor, and sound equipment to The State Room, where the city skyline and harbor was the backdrop of our staged production. We partnered with M. Steinert & Sons, who donated the two grand pianos we featured throughout the student performances. There was a dueling piano duet, an opera performance of a scene from La Bohème, and an original, one-night-only choreographed dance performance.
To keep with the Piano theme throughout the night, we invited Piano as Art to showcase their work during the cocktail hour. Their art pieces are made by using discarded piano parts and recycling them into unique sculptures. We further infused the theme into the centerpieces which were made from recycled cones of sheet music from the Conservatory library's discarded collection.
“In my life I have attended many such events and have to say you managed to pull off a certain atmosphere – comfortable yet dressy, serious yet lighthearted, purposeful but fun – that other organizers could only dream of. Well Done!”
- Shauna Holiman, Piano as Art artist
“All of our guests had a most enjoyable time and all the other people we talked to really enjoyed the change of format. You did a great job once again.”
- Gregory Bulger, Trustee and Gala Co-Chair
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**This event was planned and executed for the Boston Conservatory by Catalina in her role as Special Events Manager**