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Remembering Henry Street z
Tue, 06/14/2011

The article about the Henry Street Settlement (“New Music, Old Setting,” May 27) was a fine, brief history of this fabled institution. But it does not mention the old Music School, which was located around the corner from the Playhouse, at 8 Pitt St., before the Abrons Art Center was built.

Located in a tenement now demolished for a widened Pitt Street, its rooms were barely large enough for the violin and piano teachers and their students, including myself, some 70 years ago. In my mind, I can still hear the sounds emanating from those rooms, after all these years, and I remember the feelings of anxiety waiting to perform in student recitals in the Playhouse.

Walnut Creek, Calif.

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