Out & About — 13th Annual Toy Piano Festival

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Out & About

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I had the pleasure of attending the 13th Annual Toy Piano Festival yesterday. It was held in the Seuss Room in the Geisel Library on the campus of the University of California at San Diego. The Geisel Library is one of the most recognizable buildings in San Diego County.

Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego

For more on the Geisel Library, see my blog post The Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego.

You might realize that “Seuss” and “Geisel” are the same person. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, and his wife moved here to La Jolla just after World War II, and he died in La Jolla in 1991 at the age of 87. One of the pieces played was, I believe, from The Cat in the Hat Songbook. An excerpt:

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

There were several performers, some in Suess-inspired attire. Here’s a duet:

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

The final performance was the best simply because…

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