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Burbank, CA – July 2, 2018 – The red carpet was rolled out and paparazzi were on hand to capture the excitement at the Hollywood Piano 90th Anniversary celebration. The large crowd enjoyed cocktails followed by a Mexican Style buffet. The jazz stylings of Kirk Andre Wilson and his quartet filled the air. “I’m overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support from the well wishers in attendance. ” said Glenn Treibitz, President/CEO, Hollywood Piano Company.
Becky Baeling Lythgoe co-emceed the evening with Glenn Treibitz.. The Honorable Emily Gabel-Luddy, Burbank Mayor, presented a proclamation from the City Of Burbank. Councilman Vrej Agajanian brought a heartfelt message from the city of Glendale. Adam Schiff sent the head of his district office Pamala Marcello to present a commendation and letter from the congressman. Alexis Lewis represented Mayor Eric Garcetti. The Pasadena Symphony & Pops’ Scott Vandrick read a letter of congratulations from Michael Feinstein and presented an Honorary Luminary Award to Glenn Treibitz. From the Burbank Philharmonic, Maestro Kerstein presented an award as did the executive director of the Set Decorators Society of America. Letters were read from Quincy Jones, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and congressman Adam Schiff. There were individual performances by classical pianists Rene Vanasse, Professor Mario Merdirossian, Jazz Artist Sabine, and recording artist Cecil Ramirez.
The Hollywood Piano Foundation presented its first ever Founders Award in memory of founder Abe Tishkoff. The award was presented to his sons Eddie and Jerry and their daughters Diane Tishkoff and Nancy Tish Laemmle accepted on their behalves. The Hollywood Piano Foundation also presented the Piano Hero Award to both Stevie Wonder for music and entertainment and the Honorable Mayor Garcetti the non entertainer category.. The award is given to a person who through their passion for music have inspired desire to learn and interest in the piano. Both of these awards are to be presented annually by the Hollywood Piano Foundation.
At the end of the evening attendees were treated to a beautiful commemorative coin minted just for the occasion.
Hollywood Piano will continue to celebrate its 90th Anniversary with a giant sale and savings of up to 68% on every piano in stock through July..
Media Contact: Glenn Treibitz 818-954-8500About Hollywood Piano Company
The Hollywood Piano Company was founded in 1928. It has provided some of the most famous pianos in screen history. From Casablanca to All In The Family to Fraiser to Dreamgirls to La La Land. It is the number one source of pianos for the entertainment industry. The company’s 72,0000 Facebook fans is the largest of any piano company in the world. For more info visit www.hollywoodpiano.com or call 800-MY-PIANO (800-697-4266) or follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.