Glass artist's piano exhibited at Palmer Museum

October 06, 2004

The Olympia-Steinway piano created by glass artist Dale Chihuly will be exhibited Oct. 17 through 30 at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. The piano was unveiled at the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the first Steinway piano with a translucent glass top. The piano will be unveiled Sunday, Oct. 17, at a reception with Steinway pianist Joe Augustine, following his concert at 6 p.m. at the Esber Recital Hall. Tickets for the performance and reception are $15 per person and may be purchased at the Center for the Performing Arts ticket centers in Eisenhower Auditorium, the HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and the Penn State Downtown Theatre; by phone at (800) ARTS-TIX; or online at

In connection with the exhibit, a number of free noontime performances at the Palmer Museum of Art by students and faculty of the School of Music and the School of Theatre are planned on the following dates:

-- Oct. 19: Susan Boardman, soprano; Steven Smith, piano;

-- Oct. 20: Marylene Dosse, piano; James Lyon, violin;

-- Oct. 21: Amy Myers, piano;

-- Oct. 22: Sei-Eun Kim, piano;

-- Oct. 26: Marylene Dosse, piano;

-- Oct. 27: Cecilia Dunoyer, piano; Julie Savignon, violin;

-- Oct. 28: Melissa Chavez, soprano; David Chavez, piano; and

-- Oct. 29: Amanda Horn, piano.

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