Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston
The Celebrity Series has brought Street Pianos back to Boston this fall! Keep your eye out for artist-decorated pianos all around the city. The Play Me, I’m Yours installation was created by UK artist Luke Jerram, and has now been produced in 50 cities across the globe. An invitation for the public to sit down and play or stop and listen shifts the way that we engage with even the most familiar parts of the city. We love to see projects like this in Boston!
Pianos can be found all over the city through October 10, including at the Children’s Museum, Castle Island, District Hall, Maverick Square, J.P Licks on Centre Street, Mattapan T station, Egleston Square, Brigham Circle, the Boston Center for the Arts, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Mall, the Greenway, the Museum of Science, Codman Square, the Wang Theatre, Post Office Square, the Pru, King’s Chapel, the State House and more. See all the locations and find out more on the Street Pianos website.
Explains Gary Dunning, the Celebrity Series President and Executive Director, “it is important to Celebrity Series that Street Pianos Boston once again reflects and showcases the diversity of this city in as many ways as possible. The artists, piano locations, and community partners were selected to celebrate and engage with every neighborhood in the city of Boston. We are working with talented artists of all ages and backgrounds, and partner organizations that range from the largest cultural institutions to small community organizations. The locations are in parks, plazas, near T stations, and on sidewalks – all in locations where Bostonians from every neighborhood will encounter, listen, and play the pianos.” Such a fun project. Make sure to enjoy a little piano playing or sidewalk listening over the next few weeks!
Image Credit: Robert Torres for Celebrity Series of Boston/Street Pianos Boston