Piano! Push! Play!
Thanks to our sponsors and partners, we are able to bring together the components of community, kids, and music to the streets of Portland.
Piano! Push Play! initially began as a pop-up concert series with one piano on one street corner. The project was started to meet two objectives: to give young pianists a new exciting way to share their talent and hard work, and to give the public a chance to experience trained musicianship outside and away from the typical concert hall. This outreach project is about developing more ways for people to see, hear and enjoy the piano in action.
Through Piano! Push Play! we want to give pianists (both professional and novice) more opportunities to play for the public as easily as any street performer can; just set up on a sidewalk and make music! We believe that simply by exposing people to the visual and auditory experience of a fellow human playing the piano, we are reminded of how magical and vital music is to our community, and hopefully, we inspire kids, as well!