Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Talk on the Early History of Steinway and Sons

Talk on the Early History of Steinway and Sons

The public is invited to “Steinway and Sons Early History in New York,” a talk by Sally Phillips, on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill.

Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons developed the modern piano. They built their instruments one at a time, applying skills that have been handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation, ever since.

Over the past 40 years, piano technician Sally Phillips has worked in virtually every aspect of the piano industry: service, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. In her role as a concert piano technician, she has tuned and prepared pianos for concert and recording work in such venues as Town Hall in New York City, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Phillips lives in Columbus, Georgia and is the concert technician for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. 

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

Last Updated: October 08, 2019