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Gasparilla Inn Pianist for a 12th Year

December 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 4, 2021 @ 9:30 pm

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Gasparilla Inn Pianist for a twelfth straight year. There is something about older, well-kept places with tradition and great appeal that works for me. My profession: Composer/pianist. Even my profession that is old. In Beethoven’s time, all composers were expected to also be accomplished pianists.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a historic hotel at 500 Palm Avenue on Gasparilla Island in Boca Grande, Florida.[2]

You can start your evening in the elegant lounge just to the left of the piano.  There I set a fun tone with authentic ragtime

The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.[5]

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In season I (David Ohrenstein, seated at the piano) get to play on two wonderful vintage Steinway grands nightly. I perform anything from Scott Joplin to Beethoven.  A recently rebuilt Steinway dated to 1924 is set the dining room next to the special events room. Steinway parts had to be shipped all the way from Germany.
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Atmosphere, hotel, sports, relaxation, five star incredibly delicious dining… And, of course me on vintage Steinway grands from Dec 20 to Easter 2021 six nights weekly.

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My favorites for dining include:

  • Selections by Henry Mancini.
  • Movie music written by Michel Legrande.
  • Ragtime written many great American writers.
  • Irving Berlin music like “Always.”
  • Fun country songs and music from the Wild West.
  • Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, complete score for piano.
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D.


But what does everyone ask for at the Inn? Frank Sinatra. He did not necessary write anything but he sang with so much style, people see him as an originator of music. Sinatra sang with what seemed like the greatest ease. Frank, however, practiced incredibly to get his beautiful sound. I have the same goals on the Steinways: To draw the most beautiful tone from the keys as possible.

Last Season’s post: Hello Boca Grande for the Eleventh Year


December 20 @ 6:00 pm
April 4, 2021 @ 9:30 pm
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