Nicholls to present annual “Monster Piano” fundraiser

THIBODAUX —Nicholls State University Foundation and Nicholls Department of Music will present the seventh annual Monster Piano Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Mary M. Danos Theater. The doors to the theater will open at 6:45 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be available for patrons during intermission.
This will be the last Monster Piano Concert before the Danos Theater undergoes renovations.
“While the music is certain to be every bit as entertaining as it has been in the past, the evening will also be as memorable for the university,” said Dr. David Boudreaux, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation. “Sometime after the fall semester 2014 concludes, the university will close down the theater to begin the long-awaited renovation project. When we reopen the new theater, we will have a state-of-the art venue in which we can all take pride.”
The concert will feature more than 35 performers — including Nicholls faculty, alumni, friends of the university, and local high school students — performing on seven of the Department of Music’s Steinway grand pianos. The Nicholls Department of Music is the only public music school in the state that’s earned the designation of being an “All-Steinway School” and exclusively uses elite Steinway pianos for performances and music education.
Reservations are $50 per person and may be made by calling Kellie Gaspard at 985-448-4600. All proceeds will go toward the Mary M. Danos Theater fund in the Nicholls Foundation.

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