Expect to hear the sound of tinkling ivories echoing through streets, sidewalks, and parks again this summer.
Pianos on the Street has already installed some of its 24 planned outdoor pianos in the Greater Vancouver region, and more are coming.
Wannabe Lang Langs can play their masterpieces at Science World, the Queen Elizabeth Plaza, Surrey Central Station, Lonsdale Quay, and Rocky Point Park. Upcoming locales include Main and Broadway, Jewish Community Centre and Kitsilano in Vancouver. Look here for all locations.
The project was launched in 2009 by the Piano Teacher’s Federation. Each piano is handpainted into public artworks by local nonprofit associations, and the instruments, sponsored by Pacey's Pianos, are carefully tuned and maintained through the summer.
Pianos On the Street will also bring back its popular photo and video contest, in which users share a shot of them playing piano with the hashtag #PianosOnTheStreet on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A panel of judges featuring some of Canada’s piano virtuosos (including Ian Parker) will pick the winner. Check out Pianos On the Street for more info.