A Grand Gesture

Close up of Steinway piano at Oxford

Bryan Cronan 14C

In the lobby of the Hugh and Gena Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College sits a piece of musical mastery. East Indian rosewood covers the same intricate engineering used by musicians from Cole Porter to Billy Joel. The Model L Grand 150th Historical Steinway and Sons piano is available for students to play thanks to a donation by Randy Towers 80OX 83C and his daughter, Sarah Towers 11OX 13C. The piano is No. 51 out of 150 ever made, and signed by Henry Steinway, the great-grandson of founder Henrich Englehard Steinway. A donation by Zach Martin Jr. 76OX 78C, father of Zach Martin III 13OX 15B, paid for its transportation to Oxford.

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