Backstage at the Festival


Above: Piano technician extraordinaire Tom Kaplan hard at work on one of the Festival's many beautiful Yamaha instruments. Tom and his wife JoAnn, who is also a seasoned piano technician, spend three weeks in Newport to keep the Festival's pianos in top form.

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Left: Rupert Boyd warms up in the Safe Room at the Newport Art Museum

Above: Violist Gabriela Diaz and harpist Colleen-Marie Orliac share a moment backstage at The Elms tent.
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Above: Rupert Boyd catches a ride to The Breakers

Right: Jiří Bárta warms ups outside the Newport Art Museum on a warm summer afternoon.
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Göran Marcusson and Coline-Marie Orliac take advantage of the summer weather and the Elms Garden to practice.
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Elmer Booze explains the finer points of page turning to admirers Jan Rubin and Joan Malkovich, backstage at The Breakers, July 2013.