Island Piano Man
Tonight, July 29, at 8 p.m. the documentary, Miracle in a Box — A Piano Reborn, will screen at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. The movie was directed by Oscar-winning documentarian John Korty and explores the life of a prize Steinway grand piano, the diverse group of workers who restore it, and the student competition to win it.
Vineyarder David Stanwood is featured in the film as are his revolutionary new techniques for piano-building. Actor John Lithgow narrates the film and is accompanied by the piano playing of the six Berkeley School of Music piano students competing for the prize.
As a dessert course for the evening the film will come to life, literally. The student winner featured in the film, Jared Redmond, will give a live piano recital featuring selections from Bach, Rameau and Debussy.
This is a freewill offering event and all are welcome to attend.