Tue, Feb 21|
3 West Club
SPEAKER: MILES CHAPIN | ENTERTAINER: KAREN OBERLIN
“88 Keys: The Making of a Steinway Piano”: Miles Chapin, 5th generation of the Steinway family, will share with us how this marvelous instrument achieved its preeminence in the rarefied world of concert pianos.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 2023, 12:00 PM EST
3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Our three-course lunches are $45 and are payable by cash or check only.
SPEAKER: MILES CHAPIN
MILES CHAPIN, a 5th generation member of the storied Steinway piano family, will tell us everything we ever wanted to know about the Steinway piano and how it achieved Its preeminence in the rarefied world of concert pianos. His book “88 Keys: The Making of a Steinway Piano” tells the story. Growing up in the artistic world of his father Schuyler Chapin, the General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, he has pursued a career as an actor (22) films), writer, and real estate executive.
His book walks us through the construction of a Steinway involving five hundred highly skilled artisans, from the selection of the woods to the assembly of the final all handmade piano, each taking several years to emerge as a work of art.
ENTERTAINER: KAREN OBERLIN
KAREN OBERLIN is proud to have been an Entertainment Director, Co-Entertainment Chair, and Board of Governors member for many years at the DTC. About her performances, the New York Times said; "Beyond having a pretty voice, poise, and interpretive insight, (she has) musical intelligence and is a thorough researcher." She received the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Donald F. Smith Award along with a NY Nightlife, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld Award, multiple MAC Awards, and an Honorary Doctorate in Music. NYC major engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Café Carlyle, and Birdland, along with Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others. She has toured extensively across the U.S. and has annual engagements in London and elsewhere overseas. Ms. Oberlin has four solo recordings on the Miranda Music label and will be performing her show, "Bewitched: The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart" at Birdland Theater on Monday, February 27th at 8:30pm.