The Steinway Society’s fundraiser, “Divas in Concert” returned last September after a break due to COVID, to a full house at the Orlando Museum of Art. The concert was extra-special since it was a ‘reboot’ featuring the original Divas from its inaugural performance: the “piano lady” Carol Stein, Miss Jacqueline Jones, Michelle Amato, Michelle Mailhot, and Suzy Park, accompanied by the Carol Stein Jazz Quartet of Charlie Silva, Barry Smith, Carol Stein and Eddie Marshall. Special guests included many of the Orlando City Commissioners who were also major sponsors.
The Society thanks the presenting sponsor Certified Financial Group Inc. and major sponsors Gary and Kathy Grimes of Steinway Piano Galleries; Commissioner Regina Hill of District 5; Commissioner Tony Ortiz of District 2, Commissioner Robert F. Stuart of District 3, Commissioner Patty Sheehan District 4 and Commissioner Bakari F. Burns District 6. The fundraiser, with dinner and silent auction made over $30,000. Divas will return in Sept. 17, 2023 with “Divas and Dudes”.