From the morning news: VSO turns down Olympics, Steinway gift inspires teen pianist

Interesting headlines in the news this morning. Congrats to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for showing us that there is some integrity left in this world. The VSO has turned down performing at the 2010 Olympics because they were going to be pre-recorded and then impersonated by another orchestra and conductor.
Link to Article in the Vancouver Sun

Merry Christmas, Here is a “good news” story from Calgary..An accomplished teenage pianist has received an early Christmas gift from a Calgary businesswoman — a Steinway concert grand.
Jan Lisiecki, 14, has performed in concert halls internationally and has won several major music competitions.
He recently returned from winning a competition in Montreal to find a nine-foot Steinway in his living room. Valued at $138,000, it was a gift from Irene Besse, a piano dealer and music instructor.

CBC News – Arts – Steinway gift inspires teen pianist

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