Please join me this Thursday, April 12th, at 12 noon for the L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Play Me, I'm Yours project kick-off! Come see renown pianists simultaneously play Bach's Preludes on 30 pianos installed throughout the city, from Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica. Afterward, these pianos will be available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. But these aren't just any pianos - a select group of artists have been chosen to adopt a piano and customize it to reflect their tastes, as well as the character of their community. I'm in good company with artists such as Kent Twitchell and Frank Romero, in addition to organizations like the Braille Institute and the Crossroads School. My piece reflects the rich history of Downtown L.A. through vintage landmarks and will fittingly be located at L.A. City Hall. Come join me at this location, or find the piano closest to you on their website:http://streetpianos.com/la2012/
This public installation piece was originally conceived by British artist Luke Jerram and has toured in cities across the globe, from Sydney to New York, with the latest stop being Los Angeles. The kick-off coincides with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra's celebration of music director Jeffrey Kahane's 15th Anniversary with the organization.