Piano News Etc., Ken Hannah.com


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Man + Machine
April 16, 2013, 8:47 pm
Filed under: News, The pianos in and out, The Spirit of it all

 

The nuts and bolts of a Steinway grand

The nuts and bolts of a Steinway grand

 

I  was warned about the difficulty of keeping up a “news” section in a website. …..

Belatedly I am adding this great picture of Ken explaining the workings of a Steinway at Lynn Hutchinson’s CANVAS event in Los Angeles, February 17th, 2013.  The concert was the music of Rachmaninoff and an in depth and very unusual look at the instrument delivering that lush, romantic music.

An unforgettable night for all.

 



some “grand” piano recycling!
July 13, 2011, 2:18 am
Filed under: The Spirit of it all

Our friend, Pamela Paulsrud, a book artist in Chicago has international recognition of her work!    http://www.recyclart.org/2011/07/bibliophile/

What stunning incarnations!   Thank you Pam for breathing a different life into these cool old piano parts!



A Grand cause.
February 20, 2011, 8:25 pm
Filed under: The Spirit of it all

A grand graduation gift!

Very happy to report that this nice instrument will be a graduation gift for a 2011 St. Olaf grad!   [Ken had donated it as part Black and Gold Winter Gala 2011 live auction] Fabulous!   Travels off to Texas this summer!

http://bit.ly/gBl2h9

It was  exhilarating to be part of an extremely successful fundraising event for St. Olaf College, our alma mater.



Fa la la…a Christmas piano!
December 22, 2009, 2:31 pm
Filed under: The Spirit of it all

We know of one piano that sits with a bow on it this  Christmas.  It’s a velveteen rabbit type piano, you know, loved so hard that she’s worn.  Ken’s name and number is on the card and the husband in this family is offering the gift of renewed playing to his family.

Who doesn’t love *that* kind of present!



Piano Muse
November 4, 2009, 2:39 pm
Filed under: The Spirit of it all

P1010012

Mightn’t she be the ultimate re-use, re-cycle Muse?

created by Pam Paulsrud – http://pamelapaulsrud.com/home.html



New Eyes
November 4, 2009, 2:17 pm
Filed under: The Spirit of it all

P1010014

Here in Minnesota I  sit with the boxes of intricate piano pieces wondering what else they are.   In Chicago they are embodied.

Pam Paulsrud – http://pamelapaulsrud.com/home.html