Horowitz Piano coming to Pensacola

Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva on the legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano will come to Pensacola State College in April 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium as a part of its tour of North America.

The stunning piano is a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs. This tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tour to Moscow.

It was known to be one of Horowitz’s favorite instruments.

Horowitz, a Steinway Artist Immortal, is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. This Steinway Model ‘D’ was crafted in 1940. Horowitz used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s, and he famously demanded that the piano be his exclusive touring instrument during the last four years of his life, including for his triumphant return to the former Soviet Union for performances in Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.

General tickets cost $11, reserved admission; $9, seniors 60-plus, students and children; $7, Pensacola State College Seniors Club, Pensacola State faculty and staff.

Patrons can purchase tickets online. To order tickets, select seats and pay, go to www.pensacolastate.edu/Lyceum. Click on Performing Arts and select the “Buy Tickets Now” button below the event.

You may also purchase tickets at the Lyceum Box Office at the Ashmore, Room 861. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; and always one hour prior to a performance.

For more information about Performing Arts events, call (850) 484-1847.