PHILIPSBURG:— The members of the Professional in Intangible and Tangible Cultural Heritage supported by Information and Technology ( PITCH – IT) Foundation are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Steel Pan Concert fundraising event on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at the Belair community center located in Cay Hill.
The Steel pan is one of the most significant inventions of the Caribbean that originated in the twin Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. St. Maarten like many Caribbean Islands caught on to the art of playing and making the Steel pan and as such has developed its own trajectory in Steel pan history.
It is arguable that this musical instrument points to the brilliance of our Caribbean people more than any other invention we have created. On the eve of the 60th Anniversary of Chester York’s involvement in the pan movement, the PITCH – IT Foundation cordially invites you to an Ivory and Steel Concert featuring world renowned gospel pianist Huntley Brown, Neville York Steel Pan Virtuoso and the Learning Unlimited Steel Orchestra performing numbers of Johan Sebastian Bach, Mozart, Andre Boceli and much more.
Date: February 14, 2016 Place:The Belair Community Center Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Entrance fee: $ 15.00 Dress Code: Caribbean Casual
All net proceeds from the concert will be applied toward design and fabrication of a steel pan float that can accommodate 60+ steel pan players to mark the 60th anniversary of Chester York’s dedication and involvement in Steel Pan on St. Maarten in 2017.
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