We've got a delightful new guest at New-York Historical: The 1907 Steinway piano that once belonged to Cole Porter. The American songsmith extraordinaire composed many of his classic tunes on these very ivories, including “Anything Goes,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” We're thrilled to be hosting the piano—nicknamed High Society—while its usual home, the legendary Waldorf Astoria New York, undergoes renovations. To celebrate, we're presenting a series of free, casual performances in the Smith Gallery during most Friday evenings in May and June from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Swing by and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime music experience as you stroll around the museum's ground floor during our Pay-what-you-wish Friday nights.
Seating in the gallery is limited to 40 guests, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standing is welcome.
Simon Mulligan is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist. He has performed for many notable figures including President Barack Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, and the family of the late Cole Porter. A CD of his Cole Porter recordings is forthcoming under the Steinway label.
Access to the Cole Porter Piano Series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations.
Smith Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024