Mission Statement: A trusted venue presenting inspiring performances in an intimate salon setting.
The Salon Piano Series is a non-profit founded by Tim and Renée Farley to continue the tradition of intimate concerts at Farley's House of Pianos. Farley's first became known as a salon concert setting in the late 1970s when touring artists began to visit the showroom.
An incredible array of talented pianists have performed here, including Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, Daniel del Pino, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alessio Bax, and Valentina Lisitsa, as well as the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo. Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna and Eddie Higgins are among the jazz pianists who have appeared.
The Series offers audiences the chance to hear upcoming and well-known artists in an intensely intimate setting, much as audiences heard music throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The setting enhances collaboration between performer and audience. An artist's reception follows each concert and some performances include pre-concert lectures.
A note from pianist Alon Goldstein:
Dear Renee and Tim,
What an incredible joy it was to be with you this past weekend and play with such fantastic colleagues as Daniel, Lucille and Roberto.
I wanted to thank you again wholeheartedly for making such an event happen.
The pianos were exquisite, and the whole ambiance and reception truly special.
There are VERY few places like Farley's House of Pianos, if any. I cherish the time we spent together.
A big hug and thank you again.
A note from pianists Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro:
Dear Renee and Tim,
Diana and I would like to thank you SO SO MUCH for incredible opportunity to perform at Farley's House of Pianos!!!
Your place is very unique. As pianists we couldn't wish for better pianos and conditions. Your piano choice is ALWAYS right. You feel the smallest details of a composer style and you know without any doubt what piano would be a great fit. Your audience is very educated and intelligent and You are educating people. Your pre-concert lectures are very helpful from artist's point of view and needed for a number of reasons. First of all, your guests talk not only about music but also about culture in general. After concert evening people go home with a feeling of discovering and learning something new! They enjoy and have fun and study at the same time. The other aspect of your concert evenings is young faces. Let's be honest, the majority of people who attend classical concerts is 60+. It doesn't happen in Farley's House of Pianos. I see more and more young faces who enjoy classical music because of you!!!!!
Renee and Tim! Thank you a lot for everything what you do for classical music, for your contribution in culture and education, for your huge help to musicians!!!
With a great respect
Diana and Stasi