123 June 23, 2011 - Delicate Pen

Sing for Hope

BY jane, ON Thursday, June 23, 2011

There is so much still to share from the Licensing Expo,  but I will digress today to tell you about Sing for Hope and the Pop Up Pianos here in New York City.  There are 88 pianos, painted by various artists, that have been placed throughout the city. For those you not in the know-there are 88 keys on the modern piano, thus the number of pianos around town. Anyone can play the pianos and give an impromptu concert of 10-30 minutes during the two weeks the pianos are on display. When I heard about this divine plateau of combining art and music, my métier, I jumped on the band wagon!

I did a Pop Up Concert with my dear pianist friend, Bobby Hirschhorn, at the piano placed in front of Alice Tullly Hall at Lincoln Center this afternoon. I sang several songs from my CD, Moon Garden.  I will also do a piano mini concert Sunday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. I will play Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata, the first movement. There is no charge for any of the concerts. The concerts promote the cause of Sing for Hope and will continue through July 2.