The pianos are coming. Beginning April 12th, an unprecedented, citywide, free public art installation will descend upon Los Angeles for three weeks. 30 whimsical pianos will overtake high-traffic public spaces for the enjoyment and interaction of all Angelenos. Conceived by London artist Luke Jerram, Play Me, I’m Yours, is now a global phenomenon of music and creativity, brought to fruition worldwide by local arts organizations like the LA Chamber Orchestra (LACO).
Capturing the energy, excitement and spontaneity of the LA Street Pianos, Love Letters to LA: Pianos Live is a one-night only pop-up tribute to classic songs under the stars of Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre Plaza. Local musicians will pay homage to iconic performers in front of this iconic Los Angeles venue’s street piano.
“The pianos are a unique gift to the cities they visit, encouraging performance in everyday life. We are thrilled to contribute LA’s gifts — its musical lore, past and present — to the project,” says co-producer Lindsay Meck.
The free concert will be held outdoors at the piano located in the Plaza of the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, April 26th, kicking off the final week of the pianos’ LA visit. The public is invited at 8:45 p.m. to hear celebrated songs performed by featured acts to be announced. The event is produced by karmeck Productions and James Gannon in association with LACO,Tadpole Audio, and the Egyptian Theatre.
To follow the installation, please visit: http://streetpianos.com/la2012/
When: Thursday, April 26th at 8:45 PM
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angles, CA
Seating is available first-come, first-serve in Plaza courtyard as well as adjacent bar, Maui’s.