I had the distinct pleasure of conceiving and assembling an album launch party for pianist Caroline Oltmanns at Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland on November 6, 2014, celebrating her fifth album Venezia e Napoli. It was quite a large undertaking, but thankfully there was a large team working to make it sparkle!
The New York fashion designer Nanette Lepore dressed Ms. Oltmanns for this special event. It was exciting to collaborate with the company. They were very enthusiastic to support this album launch, particularly because both Ms. Lepore and Ms. Oltmanns are from Northeast Ohio.
The album launch was co-hosted by Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University and former local celebrity football coach. Dr. Oltmanns has been a professor at YSU for over 20 years so it was very meaningful to have the university support her.
I'm also very grateful to Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland who provided the beautiful venue and arranged the invitations, caterer, and flow of the party. Catherine Good, VP and CFO of the company, did tremendous work in making the evening a success!
Check out the photo gallery from the event here!