Tenth Year Entertaining on the Steinway at the Gasparilla Inn.
Gasparilla Inn Historic District is a historic district. Location is 500 Palm Avenue in Boca Grande, Florida, United States. On March 18, 2008, it was added to the U.S.National Register of Historic Places.The National Register designation centers largely on the Gasparilla Inn itself. It is one of the largest surviving resort hotels in Florida.
Here are just a few of the highlights the Inn has to offer:
- Great food by master chefs
- Service by a highly trained, considerate and responsive staff.
- Incredible decor with featured displays. View: (1) Spectacular seashells. (2) A pictorial history of the Inn. (3) Pictures of big fish catches and fishing expeditions.
- Of course, the newly rebuilt vintage Steinway.
David is particularly excited about this year. This is because piano technician, Larry Keckler of Sarasota Florida, reconditioned and fine-tuned the dining room Steinway. He also tuned a second Steinway grand in the “Living Room”. Both date back to the early 1920’s. Steinway parts were flown directly from Germany. Having played at the Inn over Thanksgiving, I personally witnessed how the guests loved its intimate, clean and clear tone. This year, 2018-2019, piano rebuilding and tuning has hit its stride. The touch is absolutely gentle. I feel like I’m pressing on cushioned velvet.
Tenth Year Entertaining – Here’s the Music Menu
When dining, be sure you ask me to play entire piano score to Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (A Little Night Music). I have a rare and most enjoyable German-made publication. Guests also love my rendition of the Chopin’s Nocturnes. Gustav Holst even gets into the act. I have a unique transcription of his Jupiter from The Planets. Franz Liszt loved transcriptions. So do I. Enjoy classics in a grande in a special setting. I will be there six nights weekly: From December 20, 2018 through April 21, 2019.
Enjoy new classics in my tenth year entertaining. I’ve just added about 20 new Broadway selections. They span from Rogers and Hart to Rogers and Hammerstein. Many were arranged especially for piano by Lou Singer. They are worthy of any concert stage, anywhere.
I feel that music, should be all about beauty, enjoyment and relaxation. You’ll hear Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Michel Legrand, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Elton John, the Beatles, Scott Joplin… I even even play piano transcriptions. They include the King’s Speech (Beethoven’s 7th Symphony) and Gustav Holst’s Jupiter, from the Planets. Also on the agenda is music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and J.S. Bach.
Kids are happy to hear his selections from the movies such as: Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter, Home Alone, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and Jurassic Park. Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther and the Baby Elephant Walk are as enjoyable for the children as fireworks on the 4th of July. Looking forward to seeing you at the Inn!