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4 pianists to dedicate grand piano at VC Library April 12

The Valley Center Branch Library has accepted the donation of a grand piano, and four pianists will perform at a dedication concert on Sunday, April 12. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Admission is free and tickets are not required.

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Valley Center Library which set out to find someone who would donate a piano to replace a vintage spinet.

Following stories in local media, offers were received from owners of 29 pianos. Instead of a baby grand, the search committee wound up with full-size grand piano. The donor will be recognized at the concert.

The four pianists, who will perform an hour-long program of classical and standard music, are Sydney Circle, Laurie Johnson, Mike Klingbeil and George Vickrey. All are Valley Center residents.

The newly-acquired instrument was manufactured in Europe by Bechstein which, along with Steinway, was founded in 1853. Both companies are still in business.

For more information, visit or call 760-749-1305. The library is located at 29200 Cole Grade Rd.

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