Will Chase and Tom Kitt, the respective star and composer ofthe upcoming Broadway musical High Fidelity, will treat third-graders from P.S. 166 to an exclusive sneak-peak of the show and an interactive music lesson as part of the Hilton Harmony Tour.
The event will take place on November 2nd at the Hilton Times Square (234 W. 42nd St.) at 10 AM.
Chase, known for his roles in Broadway's Rent and Aida, will perform an original piece from the show accompanied by Kitt. Chase and Kitt will also lead an interactive music lesson with the students before signing the Hilton Harmony Piano.
"This priceless piano is traveling across the country to simultaneously inspire children and raise money for music education. New York is the seventh stop on the nationwide tour, which launched at last year's Grammy Awards with the ultimate goal of raising $100,000 in support of the Grammy Foundation's music education programs," state press materials.
"With Hilton donating $1,000 to the cause for every artist that signs the piano we have already surpassed our initial goal and the signings today will mark our 103rd and 104th signatures. To date, the music industry's most well-known artists from Bruce Springsteen to Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder have lent their names - literally - to support the cause we're all celebrating today."
The Hilton Harmony Piano is available to be viewed by the public at the Hilton Times Square until November 7. The piano will continue its journey across the country to inspire kids and collect even more signatures to raise money to support music education. The tour will culminate in February at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, when the piano - complete with coveted and priceless signatures - will be auctioned off with Julien's and Sotheby's with all the proceeds donated to the Grammy Foundation. For more information on the Hilton Harmony Tour and for the latest tour schedule, please visit www.hiltonharmonytour.com.
High Fidelity is the new Broadway musical based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby, which begins performances at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on November 20, 2006. Please visit www.topfivebreakups.com for more information.