Steinway & Sons’ “Peace Piano,” a reconstruction of an Art Deco instrument designed for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, will visit campus Friday as part of a two-year international tour to raise money for UNICEF.
Area pianists have an opportunity to play it in the morning (8:00 a.m.-noon, Foy Hall) for a $100 donation, which will grant them 15 minutes’ playing time. To register, call Mark Love at Jacobs Music in Philadelphia, 215 568-0021, Ext. 31.
Members of Gamma Pi chapter of Delta Omicron music fraternity and Moravian’s piano faculty will put the piano through its paces in a recital at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, $6 seniors and students.
The piano was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960), an Art Deco industrial designer who is famous for the Eastman Kodak camera and the look and logo of the Texaco gas station. Texaco was the first oil company to adopt a specific design for its coast-to-coast stations.
Department of Coincidence: the 1939 World’s Fair was known by its trylon and perisphere (elongated pyramid and globe) logo, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Delta Omicron logo. Hmm.
Walter Dorwin Teague (right) made the cover of Popular Mechanics in 1940 for his high-speed train—almost 25 years before the Japanese ‘bullet train’ went into service.
Trylon and perisphere
logo of 1939 World’s Fair .