Jeff Smith 11:59 p.m., Feb. 8
Annual Toy Piano Festival
The 13th Annual Toy Piano Festival, in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library at UC San Diego, features new works for toy piano. The toy piano collection at the Library consists of actual instruments, audio recordings, extant literature, and commissioned works.
In May of 2001, the Library of Congress issued a subject heading and call number for toy piano scores because of the activities of the Toy Piano Collection at Geisel Library. The call number is: M 175 T69
The first composer to write a “serious” work for toy piano was John Cage (Suite for Toy Piano, 1948) and this annual toy piano festival is indeed held on John Cage’s birthday, September 5.
Robert Erickson, a founding faculty member of UC San Diego’s Department of Music, wrote “Piece for bells and toy piano” in 1964 and that work will be featured at this year’s festival.
For more information, contact Scott Paulson at (858) 822-5758 or [email protected]
- When: Thursday, September 5, 2013, noon to 1 p.m.
- Cost: Free