- KPBS Arts Calendar,
- Editor's Picks
22nd Annual Toy Piano Festival
From the organizers:
The 22nd Annual Toy Piano Festival, hosted by the UC San Diego Library, is a free event for listeners of all ages. Hear new works for toy piano on September 29th at noon in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library at UC San Diego.
The roster of toy piano performers includes Scott Paulson, Kay Etheridge, Kenneth Herman, Barbara Scheidker, Christian Hertzog, Nadiyah Albee and Satomi Saito. Festival favorite Sue “Queen of Boogie-Woogie” Palmer closes the show.
In addition to exciting modern works, you’ll also hear some classical musical clock tunes from CPE Bach and GF Handel.
UC San Diego’s history with toy pianos dates back to 1966 when composer Robert Erickson, a founder of the university’s music department, wrote a piece for toy pianos and bells that premiered on California’s PBS television stations.
UC San Diego Library on Instagram