Pop Up Piano Concert October 12

A pop up piano concert is planned for Saturday, October 12 at 1 pm at the Ferry Landing Public Piano.

“Sit a Spell and Play a Tune” is an interactive, artistic and musical public art program that places three brightly wrapped pianos at outdoor locations around Coronado. The pianos are open to be played by anyone. The program is in its third year. The pianos were donated by residents and wrapped in artwork by local artists Jody Esquer, Tina Christiansen and Karrie Jackson. Businesses and organizations adjacent to the pianos volunteer to open and close the pianos daily. They can be played from 10am to 9pm.

The pianos provide access to musical opportunity, foster creativity, and build a sense of community among the public and, in the process, raise awareness for public art and music initiatives.

So grab a slice of pizza from Village Pizzeria, or a cone from Coldstone Creamery, and enjoy some live piano music at the picnic tables near the pond.

Performers of all ages and skillsets are encouraged to participate. If you’re interested in performing, please contact Arts Education and Performing Arts Commissioner Mariah Gillespie at mariah@msmariahsmusic.com.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com