Have you noticed, 7 of these gorgeous pieces of art appeared on the street this week?
They’re donated pianos, painted by youth & mentoring artists at Studio 393, in 7 completely individual styles as part of a project called Play Your Part. And ALL of them are meant for anyone to come out and play on! You can dust off those rusty piano skills you used to have when you were a kid, or show off to your friends with a talent they never knew you had!
To add to the fun – the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has given me 3 sets of tickets to their JUNO week Manitoba Rocks concerts next week. The concert’s going to be awesome:
Put four of Manitoba’s best bands alongside the forces of the WSO, and you have a whole new experience at Manitoba Rocks! Imaginary Cities consists of multi-instrumentalist Rusty Matyas and vocalist Marti Sarbit. JUNO Award-winning Nathan Music Co. harnesses the essence of the Canadian Prairies, capturing the modern, old-fashioned sound of the lonesome, crowded west. JUNO-nominated Royal Canoe comes armed with falsettos, guitars, effects pedals, drums, basses, tambourines, shakers and a six-keyboard super-weapon. The Lytics is a five-man crew whose amalgam of old-school soundscapes and boom-box bangers celebrates, inspires and challenges.
And I’m going to give tickets away – anyone who plays one of these pianos and shares it (photo or video, both count) on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #PlayYourPart is entered! I’ll draw one name on Monday, one Tuesday, and one Wednesday of next week.