Sing for Hope, in partnership with the city of Beverly Hills and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, will host a public unveiling and official launch of Sing for Hope Pianos Beverly Hills on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
The launch begins a month-long public art and music program featuring 16 colorful and vibrant upright pianos painted by L.A.-area artists. The pianos will be on display in parks and other public spaces in Beverly Hills and will be available for everyone to play and enjoy through Sept. 6.
The event will feature a special performance by 16 local pianists playing Bach in unison on all of the Sing for Hope Pianos, as well as a performance by sopranos and Sing for Hope co-founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, accompanied by Wallis Executive Director and CEO Rachel Fine. Actor and activist Monique Coleman will receive Sing for Hope’s annual Art for All Award, recognizing her commitment to building community and empowering youth.
Also during the launch in Beverly Hills, TZ Projects’ founder Torie Zalben, producer Victor Finley, art curator Alaina Simone and HEAT studios will showcase a select roster of piano-inspired works by Panther Modern and Akwetey John Orraca-Tetteh. Proceeds from sales will be donated to Sing for Hope.
Sing for Hope Pianos launched in New York City in 2010. It is one of the world’s largest annually recurring public arts programs, with more than 500 one-of-a-kind piano artworks placed in public spaces for anyone to enjoy.
The event will be held in the Marc and Eva Stern Arrival Court at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. For information, visit singforhope.org/beverlyhills.
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