PIANO DAY 2017
Portland Piano International (SOLO) presents Piano Day to celebrate the 88th day of the year, March 29, 2017 - an official day that's never been celebrated in the United States until now!
What is Piano Day?
Two years ago, German pianist Nils Frahm declared the 88th day of each year to be "Piano Day," a special day to celebrate the piano. The 88th day of the year was chosen because the modern piano (usually) has 88 keys. In 2016, there were more than 20 events held across the globe, from Japan, Australia, Russia, Slovenia, Germany, The Netherlands, Israel, Lithuania, France, the UK and Canada.
How does Piano Day work?
From noon – 10pm on March 29, there will be four locations in the Portland Metro area where you will be able to hear the piano played by local pianists of all ages on some of the region’s best pianos. The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what can be played. The events will be free to the public, but each performer will be raising funds from the community with a minimum goal of $10 per minute played. A robust software platform is already in place to help manage the peer-to-peer fundraising process. The funds raised will be used to support the educational programs of Portland Piano International.
Why participate in Piano Day?
Play a fabulous piano. Here's your chance to play on some of the best in Portland.
Make history. You will be doing something that has never been done before in the United Sates! To our knowledge, we're the first organization to present Piano Day in the country.
Play on a world stage. Performances will be streamed live and can be watched anywhere around the globe.
Get swag. After you perform, you will get a special commemorative pin, certificate of participations and a limited-edition t-shirt. You'll also get your choice of two free tickets to an upcoming Portland Piano International performance (pending availability)!
Help a great nonprofit. Since 1978, Portland Piano International has been bringing some of the best pianists to Portland and providing educational opportunities to teachers, students and the general public through master classes, a summer festival, professional development in rural Oregon, commissioning new works for solo piano, etc.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
When: 12pm - 10pm March 29, 2017
Where: four locations in the Portland Metro area
- the studio at All Classical Portland, between 12pm and 5pm,
- the platform at the Washington Park MAX Station (260 feet underground!), between 12pm and 5pm,
- The Atrium at City Hall, between 12pm and 5pm, and
- The Alberta Abbey, between 6pm and 10pm.
In order to perform on some of the region's best pianos, each performer will raise funds from the community with a minimum goal of $10 per minute played.
Step 3: Fundraise!
Contact your friends, family, teachers, etc. and ask them to support your performance on Piano Day. Wherever they are, they'll be able to watch your performance online as we live-stream the performances!
Step 4: Perform on Piano Day
We want you to have fun. You can perform any type of music you wish (all levels of performance are welcome)!
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