Tickling Historic Ivories

By: Sal Pizarro/Merc News

San Jose State is one of just two U.S. universities that boast a collection of historic pianos, and some of those classic keyboards will be the centerpiece of a concert Monday night.

The 7:30 p.m. event at the Music Concert Hall will feature performances by SJSU professor and pianist Gwendolyn Mok and San Francisco Symphony cellist David Goldblatt, plus students and other faculty members.

Two historic pianos will be used during the concert: an 1841 German Bosendorfer on loan from conductor Nicholas McGegan and Mok’s own 1875 French Erard Piano.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.