Yamaha C7 'Perfect Fit' For 'Music on MacDougal'

10/3/2008 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Yamaha Grand Piano Provides Centerpiece for Eclectic New Greenwich Village Music Venue.

NEW YORK CITY — Powered by a 7' 6" Yamaha C7 Conservatory Collection Grand Piano, The Players Theatre's hot new concert series "Music on MacDougal" recently launched its inaugural season in New York City's Greenwich Village. Serving as a platform for emerging and established musical artists of all genres, Music on MacDougal will feature diverse musical styles, including jazz, contemporary, multi-disciplinary, bluegrass, fusion, rock, world music, hip-hop, experimental and classical.

Music on MacDougal
"We had a need for a good quality piano and Yamaha was a perfect fit," raves show producer Sheryl Lee.
"'Music on MacDougal' is intended to provide another venue for artists in a city that's dominated by more traditional outlets," says Series Co-creator and Curator Sheryl Lee, who teamed up with Yamaha percussion endorsee and Player's Theatre owner Michael Sgouros to create a new venue at the Off-Broadway space.

Just as importantly, the Series seeks to fulfill a more profound need in New York's music scene. "Since 9/11 the downtown music scene has suffered," Lee notes. "There are bars and comedy clubs, but very little in terms of music. 'Music on MacDougal' provides something for everyone: jazz, multimedia and experimental. We want to bring uptowners downtown."

As the concept for the venue took shape, Lee, an accomplished pianist and chamber musician, knew they required a piano that would stand up to the varied needs and repertoires that the venue would present. So, she turned to Yamaha.

"We had a need for a good quality piano and Yamaha was a perfect fit," she raves. "We're very grateful to James Steeber and everyone at Yamaha."

"We couldn't be more pleased that Sheryl asked for our support," says James Steeber, Director of Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. "This is exactly the kind of innovative chamber series in which we like to participate."

"Music on MacDougal" recently presented "Hong Kong Explodes," a multimedia performance that featured Hong Kong music's "enfant terrible," Bloomberg Emerging artist award-winning composer Samson Young, who joined forces with two of Hong Kong's most sought-after video artists Christopher Lau and Adrian Yeung, to turn Bach's keyboard masterpiece Two Part Invention into an evening of "explosive electric counterpoint."

The Venue's upcoming concert schedule includes performances by Moet Piano Trio, So Percussion, Link Ensemble, Newspeak and Talea Ensemble. For a complete listing of concerts, click here.

To learn more about Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. visit www.yamaha.com/yasi.

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