The Oregon State Capitol House and Senate chambers received Steinway and Sons pianos thanks to the efforts of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation Board of Directors and the generosity of Portland Piano Company and donors like you. The pianos will be played during opening ceremonies and special programs.
A piano was delivered to the House chamber before the start of the 2017 session. Meiling Larson christened the new piano on the opening day of the 2017 Legislative Session performing her original composition “Beautiful Oregon”.
Regarding the new addition to the House chamber, House Speaker Tina Kotek said, “Since 2001, the Oregon Capitol Foundation has been a bedrock in maintaining and sustaining the treasure that is the Oregon State Capitol. This thoughtful gift will advance this goal for generations to come.”
On June 29, the piano was delivered to the Oregon State Senate chamber floor. A letter of appreciation from President of the Senate Peter Courtney and Secretary of the Senate Lori Brocker states, “The rich patina of the piano blends in beautifully and is a wonderful enhancement to our beloved chamber.”
Stay tuned for information about upcoming concerts.
The Oregon State Capitol Foundation takes your investment in our work very seriously. With your support, we will continue to accomplish important milestones benefiting the thousands of people who visit our beloved Capitol every year.