A Different Key

On the way to becoming an all-Steinway campus, a project that has occupied Moravian College for more than five years, the College began a new venture called the At- Home Steinway Series on May Day.

The series, which features historic and concert instruments in some of the Lehigh Valley’s most beautiful homes, was organized by the Moravian College Music Alliance, support group for the College’s music programs. Co-chairs for the series are Jane Crilly Schultz and Richard Groman ’78.

Mrs. Schultz hosted the debut event: a performance by Moravian music alumni and a garden reception at her home in Center Valley. Her piano is a 1901 Steinway grand with an apple-green French rococo case designed by J. B. Tiffany.

Proceeds from the At- Home Steinway Series will be used for matching funds, allowing Moravian College to provide first-class instruments for practice and performance.

Kimberly Buschta Poloni ’99 performed at the first At- Home Steinway concert, as soloist and as accompanist to Lauren P. Nicholas ’01, saxophone. Poloni, who teaches music at her private studio in Whitehall, was the first student at the College to earn her music degree in accompanying. Nicholas, who has a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music, is an adjunct faculty member in graphic design at Moravian College.