UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: As discord embroils Pequot Library funding, its piano marks sweet 115th year

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

As discord embroils Pequot Library funding, its piano marks sweet 115th year

The historic Pequot Library is known for its iconic architecture and enormous special collections totaling more than 22,000 items.
Among its holdings are John James Audubon's double elephant portfolio of "Birds of America;" a 1795 volume of Homer's "The Iliad;" papers by Thomas Jefferson, writings of Abraham Lincoln, a letter written by Christopher Columbus and the complete poetical works of John Greenleaf Whittier.
Other special possessions include its Tiffany windows and a vintage piano that has been a fixture in the library's auditorium for 115 years. "The piano is one example of the hidden gems in this library," said Kelsey Biggers, a member of the library's board of directors.
Countless musicians, including several notables, have tickled the piano ivories: Grammy Award-winning classical pianist Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Philip Entremont and Di Wu, the latter of whom was a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist. READ MORE: http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/As-discord-embroils-Pequot-Library-funding-its-4431907.php

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