heritage

October 19, 2019 at 10:25pm

The Piano Auction Limited’s event at Conway Hall London saw the sale of the celebrated 1821 Thomas Tomkison grand piano. The instrument was made for George IV and was kept at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. It can clearly be seen in the John Nash illustration of the entrance hall (1826).

#RoyalPavilion #ThomasTomkison... See More

The Piano Auction Limited’s event at Conway Hall London saw the sale of the celebrated 1821 Thomas Tomkison grand piano. The instrument was made for George IV and was kept at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. It can clearly be seen in the John Nash illustration of the entrance hall (1826).

#RoyalPavilion #ThomasTomkison #heritage

October 14, 2019 at 11:07pm

A piano that sailed to Australia with the first British settlers has been returned to home soil 231 years on, to be painstakingly restored in a workshop near Bath.

Dubbed the First Fleet piano, the mahogany instrument has survived (just about) the ravages of the ocean voyage, searing heat once it arrived, not to mention the attention of woodworm over the centuries and the indignity of being stored at one point in a laundry room.

It is cracked and warped but, as the first piano... See More

A piano that sailed to Australia with the first British settlers has been returned to home soil 231 years on, to be painstakingly restored in a workshop near Bath.

Dubbed the First Fleet piano, the mahogany instrument has survived (just about) the ravages of the ocean voyage, searing heat once it arrived, not to mention the attention of woodworm over the centuries and the indignity of being stored at one point in a laundry room.

It is cracked and warped but, as the first piano to be played in Australia, is revered as one of the most treasured instruments in the country. The key aim of the restoration project will be to give it back its original sound and provide a musical link with the 18th-century colonists.

#heritage #restoration

October 10, 2019 at 6:51am

The Victoria Concert Hall is the oldest concert hall in Singapore and has been the Home of the SSO since 1980.

The 673-seat hall is part of the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall complex which reopened in July 2014 after an extensive renovation that both preserved the historical beauty of the buildings and created an intimate performance space for music groups of different sizes.

#vch... See More

The Victoria Concert Hall is the oldest concert hall in Singapore and has been the Home of the SSO since 1980.

The 673-seat hall is part of the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall complex which reopened in July 2014 after an extensive renovation that both preserved the historical beauty of the buildings and created an intimate performance space for music groups of different sizes.

#vch #DoYouKnow #heritage