Arts & Culture

UWF Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents the Annual Piano Celebration

The UWF Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present its Annual Steinway/Bösendorfer Piano Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the Pensacola campus.

In 2007, by the generous gift of Helen Wentworth, the UWF Department of Music became an “All-Steinway School.” At that time, UWF was only the second University with this distinction in the state of Florida. In 2021, the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music received an Imperial Bösendorfer as part of a generous legacy gift from Dr. Herman Emil & Valerie Wawrzyniak Rolfs. These remarkable donors have given our students great tools for growth as musicians for generations to come.

In honor of Helen and Warren Wentworth, the department initiated an Annual Steinway Piano Showcase and the celebration has become a popular annual event in the community. We continue this tradition with the Annual Piano Celebration of the gift and showcasing the incredible work of our piano majors.

For this year’s celebration, our talented pianists will be performing Romantic Concertos featuring the works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff & Liszt, among others.

Since becoming an All-Steinway School, many of our piano students have moved on to continue their studies at top graduate music programs such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Florida State University, Belmont University, Louisiana State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Tennessee, Michigan State University, Montclair University and others.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Face coverings are not required, however the University, as well as the CDC, highly recommends the use of face coverings indoors. This will allow us to keep our on-campus and off-campus communities safer and healthier. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.