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Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky may have never visited Seattle in the summertime but their works may soon be heard throughout the city.
On July 16th, the Seattle Parks Department launched another year of Pianos in the Parks. Twenty two refurbished pianos were redesigned by students, alumni, and teachers from Gage Academy of Art will be set up in various park locations. The vibrant pianos are now located throughout the city and encourage spontaneous bursts of music from whoever is willing to showcase their skills.
A few of the 22 featured parks include: Cal Anderson Park, Lake Union Park, Rainier Beach, Magnuson Park and Denny Park. See the full list of piano locations here. The Pianos will be open for play until August 16th with a final, public concert being held on August 21st.
A crowdsourced competition is now open and all inspiring musicians are encouraged to enter for a chance to perform at the KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concert the Mural on August 21st. To participate, you must submit a video of yourself playing one of the 22 pianos — or maybe all 22 if you’re feeling creative. Voting will be open to the public until August 16th.
Check out their official site where you can even bid to purchase one of the 22 unique pianos.