CSI Keyboards: Part IV Beautiful But Broken


February 21


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm


Sigal Music Museum

Email: info@sigalmusicmuseum.org Phone: 864-520-8807

Sigal Music Museum

516 Buncombe Street

Greenville, SC, USA, 29601

Beautiful But Broken: Part four of the CSI: Keyboards lecture series features the John Isaac Hawkins upright piano, formerly in the Broadwood collection of early pianos in London. Hawkins was never a major piano builder and the three surviving known Hawkins pianos may constitute a high percentage of all that he ever made. He is important as an innovator and is credited with being among the first people to ever envision and make an upright piano, where the strings start near the floor and prevent the case from appearing to be ungainly tall and awkward. Thomas Jefferson was his first client for this piano style, and the Jefferson piano is in the Smithsonian, while the remains two Hawkins pianos are in the Sigal Collection.

When: Sunday, February  21 from 3-5 pm

Cost: Free

Platforms: Facebook Live & Zoom

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For questions, contact us at info@sigalmusicmuseum.org or call 864-520-8807.


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