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Rededicating the Bosendorfer Grand Piano

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John Failey ’72 plays Ligeti's "Musica Ricercata" on the newly restored Bosendorfer Grand Piano during a recital and rededication ceremony Sunday in Salter Hall. The restoration was made possible by a gift from John and his wife, Jill Failey, to the College's Campaign for Leadership.

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Failey also treated the audience to John Adam's "China Gates."

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Piano technician Michael Sowka presented a pre-concert discussion describing the process of restoring the Bosendorfer, which was first played at the College in 1984.

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Freshmen Jason Allen and Forrest Craig led off the recital with "Anitra's Dance" from Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite."

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David Herr ’09 played a Franz Schubert "Impromptu."

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Steve Zusack ’06 returned to campus to play Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata."

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Sean Foster ’08 played Erik Satie's "Gnossienne Number 3."

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Sean's expression may have been serious, but his feet had a lot of fun.

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Kenneth Turchi ’80 played Aaron Copland's "The Cat and the Mouse."

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Kyle Prifogle ’09 filled Franz Liszt's "Tarantella" with energy and emotion.

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Prifogle and Failey talked music after the recital.

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Grateful for the Failey's gift to the College and the musical opportunities it provides for students, President Pat White visits with John Failey during a reception following the recital.

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