Date: March 9, 2005
For more information contact: Pat O’Brien (901) 333-4021/ Kimberly Stark
HOT PIANO CONCERT – COOL PIANO AUCTION! A MAGIC NIGHT OF MUSIC AND
MORE, MARCH 20
Written by: Pat O’Brien
Hot classics and rockin’ ensembles: Dr. Steve Katz of Southwest, and his
piano scholarship students and ensemble players, have conjured up a
magic mixture for anyone who loves good music, well played. Add a silent
auction, starring a new Henry Miller console piano (valued at $4500),
plus other practical and delightful wishables, and you’ve got an evening
not to miss, March 20, at AMRO Music Auditorium, 2918 Poplar Avenue.
The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., the concert at 7 p.m. A gourmet
buffet follows the concert and the auction ends exactly at 8:30 p.m.
Between 6 and 8:30, you’ll enjoy impromptu spates of music by Southwest
students of Dr. Katz, socializing with Friends of Southwest Music, a
concert of surprising variety (including a rocking rendition of White
Rabbit – think Jefferson Airplane), a delicious smorgasbord, and a
very suspenseful auction.
The piano, a beautiful French provincial console, complete with bench,
is the gift of AMRO Music – “The best friend of our music program,”
according to Dr. Katz. “AMRO Music president Chip Averwater and
vice-president Rick Jefferies are generous leaders of the Memphis
musical community and true supporters of Southwest.” Dr. Katz, who is
equally appreciated by AMRO – “He has the gift of making music
understandable to students quickly and thoroughly” – holds doctorates in
both English Education and Performance Piano.
The concert and auction are free and open to the public – though $5
donations will be happily accepted. No minimums are set for the auction
items. Proceeds go to the Southwest Tennessee Foundation for the Steve
Katz-AMRO Music Piano Excellence Scholarship fund.