Piano Information:

"Elisabeth" — by designer: Portland Gear


DESIGNER:

Portland Gear



MUSICIAN:

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre



SPONSOR:

Becker Capital Management and Hilton Hotels



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

My name is Marcus Harvey and I have a passion for Portland and product. Growing up in the area I've always been attracted to the Portland energy and wanted to harness it into something tangible. I want to create products that people actually enjoy wearing and sharing, and build a community around the city and its amazing people. -- https://portlandgear.com/pages/ourstory

 

Namesake Musician: Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre 

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (full name Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre; born Élisabeth Jacquet, 17 March 1665, Paris – 27 June 1729, Paris) was a French musician, harpsichordist and composer. Jacquet de La Guerre was one of the few well-known female composers of her time, and unlike many of her contemporaries, she composed in a wide variety of forms. She had a
"marvellous facility for playing preludes and fantasies off the cuff. Sometimes she improvises one or another for a whole half hour with tunes and harmonies of great variety and in quite the best possible taste, quite charming her listeners." (Le Parnasse Français, 1732) -- Wikipedia

 

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We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

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