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Driven by the vision of "Art for All,"
The Sing for Hope Pianos project selects artists from across the city to customize their own unique piano, which will be part of a public art installation designed to make music accessible to the community. 88 pianos, representing the 88 keys on a keyboard, will be placed throughout the five boroughs of
New York City from
th so that professional and amateur musicians alike can take turns making music. After the installation closes, the pianos will be presented to under-served schools, hospitals and other local organizations, enriching our local City communities through art for years to come.
"We're thrilled that
The Sing for Hope Pianos will return this year," said
Camille Zamora and
Monica Yunus, star sopranos and Co-Founders of Sing for Hope. "These individually created piano masterpieces, combined with the sounds of everyday pianists, will once again fill our great city with a cultural experience unlike any other. Following the installation, these pianos are donated to local organizations and continue to bring the arts to the communities where they find their new homes."
"As two entrepreneurial organizations united by a mission to provide equal access to everyone – whether it's music or genuine food products – Chobani is proud to support Sing for Hope," said
Hamdi Ulukaya, president, CEO and founder of Chobani. "Through funding this inventive program and as members of the
New York community, we are honored to be a part in deepening the role
New York City plays as a thought leader in music and the arts."
Artists whom have previously donated their time and talent customizing a
Sing for Hope Piano include fashion designers
Isaac Mizrahi and
Diane Von Furstenberg, visual artists
Julian Schnabel and
Scott Taylor, as well as students from New York Academy of Art.
Sing for Hope Pianos is currently accepting applications for artists who would like to participate this year.
singforhope.org for additional information.
About Sing for HopeThe Sing for Hope vision of ART FOR ALL is informed by our belief that the arts have unique power to uplift and unite individuals and communities. Our outreach programs in NYC's under-resourced schools and healthcare facilities demonstrate this every day, and the Sing for Hope Pianos are a summertime celebration that bring this to every corner of our city. If you are one of the millions of New Yorkers who have played the outdoor pianos in Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other parks and public spaces in the summertime, you know why
The Sing for Hope Pianos are NYC's most beloved public art project. Additional support is provided by Sing for Hope's Founders' Circle including The Arnhold Foundation in honor of
Sissy Arnhold, The Kellen Family Foundation, and
Ann Ziff. For more information, please visit
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