Posting Date: March 23, 2010

Atlanta Steinway Society holds concert at Kellett Chapel
Two KSU piano students participate in performance

(From left) Angela Anzai, Steinway Society President April Conaway, Steven Bicknell and Joseph Meeks, dean of the KSU College of the Arts, at the March 14 performance presented by the Atlanta Steinway Society.

Photo by Rex Simms

Two Kennesaw State University piano performance majors were featured on The Atlanta Steinway Society concert on Sunday, March 14 at Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Kellett Chapel. The Atlanta Steinway Society generously supports piano students of all ages throughout the area. In 2008, the group created its first scholarship endowment at KSU. It also has continued to provide annual scholarship awards to students at Kennesaw State and elsewhere.

"The KSU College of the Arts and the School of Music have truly been blessed to have received such generous support from the Atlanta Steinway Society over the years," says Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts and a member of the board of the Atlanta Steinway Society. "Not only has the organization sponsored scholarships and presented our students in performance, but many of the society's members have also become Friends of the Arts at KSU; they attend numerous KSU music events and make personal contributions every year."

One of the current Atlanta Steinway Society scholarship recipients, Angela Anzai, performed on the March 14 program. She presented a Turkish March by Mozart, Prelude in G minor by Rachmaninoff and Concert Etude in F minor by Liszt.

Fellow KSU student Steven Bicknell completed the program, playing Chopin’s Grand Waltz in A minor and "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum" from "The Children’s Corner Suite" by Debussy.

The Atlanta Steinway Society was founded by Barbara Kirby of Marietta. The current president is April Conaway. The society is currently the only organization to have its own row of seats in the Bailey Performance Center, as part of the Name A Seat Campaign.



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