Tortoise Supper Club marketing manager Shelby Forsyth joined CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot in the studio to discuss the history of the piano and the week-long celebration.
Forsyth said 100 years ago, a young girl was given a Steinway piano. Today it sits in Chicago Tourtoise Supper Club, located at 350 N. State St. The girl’s grandson now owns the piano.
The event to honor the Steinway centennial begins on Monday and runs through Saturday.
Every night of the week will be a different themed music night. The follow days include:
Monday: Ravinia Opera Night
Tuesday: Lyric Opera Stage Artists
Wednesday-Saturday: Various Jazz Events
There are food components as well. Forsyth said there are “throwback” menus that feature 1919 dishes, back when the piano was made.
Some of the items includes cocktails, soups and potpies.
A portion of the proceeds will got to Reach Teach Play, an arm of Ravinia that brings music to communities in Chicago, including Chicago Public Schools.