Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Can You Play?

Art and music (two of our favorite things) are brought together by the Pacific Symphony. Twenty pianos, painted by different artists, have been scattered throughout Orange County. Anyone who can strike a chord is invited to sit and play up until February 6th when the pianos will be auctioned off. You can even create your own concert or "Piano Event" where you sign up to play at a designated time and location.

Here, I instigated an impromptu concert in front of the Orange County Performing Arts Center (we bumped into a piano after seeing the Bolshoi ballet). Once the keys were warmed up, Carly took over and played for a group of seniors who were waiting for their rides. One lady enjoying the music said to me, "She is quite good, do you know her?"

This piano was brightly painted with colorful acrylic paints and chalkboard paint and on the back this beautiful quote was written: "Music: You are unto me as light is unto to color".

Carly is planning on setting up her own concert with friend sometime before the event is over. Check out the Pacific Symphony website for more information.

Update 2/11/11
Here are Carly and Meagan with the cool "Peace Piano" at the Irvine Spectrum. They played their duet and took turns playing solo pieces for an hour long concert.

Here, Nate and Allie are taking turns on the "Paisley Piano" at The Block in Orange.

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