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Sing For Hope pianos return to Liberty Plaza this week

Sing For Hope pianos return to Liberty Plaza this week

The beloved Sing for Hope Pianos will return to 28 Liberty Plaza on Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 10 artist-designed pianos for all to enjoy. This special one-day event is designed to encourage everyone, from professional musicians to novices and everyone in between, to exercise their musical creativity and share “fleeting” moments of spontaneous musical creation and improvised harmony. In addition to pop-ups throughout the day, Sing for Hope will feature a free noon concert featuring the Sing for Hope Youth Chorus, the Senior Chorus of the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, student musicians from PS 191 and TV star Alex Garfin (Superman & Lois) in uplifting musical selections.

Each year, Sing for Hope selects International artists to design and paint pianos that are placed in parks and other public spaces for all to play. Through a special partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Sing for Hope then places Sing for Hope pianos in permanent public school homes for the benefit of thousands of New York City school children. Sing for Hope Pianos – first launched in 2010 – has become one of the largest recurring annual public arts programs in the world, with over 580 unique piano artworks placed in public spaces from the Bronx to Beirut , and from Aspen to Athens, supporting local visual artists and creating musical experiences for all ages.

On June 3, New York’s Sing for Hope Pianos will launch at 28 Liberty Plaza with pianos created this year, as well as previous years, by artists from all five boroughs. These featured artists include Robert Padovano, Victoria Wrubel, Morgan Winter, Julia Cocuzza, Nupur Nishith, Alyson Fraser Diaz, Jieun Yang, Imani Shaklin Roberts, Christopher Spinelli, and Gily Gil-Lugo.

“Sing for Hope is a symbol of unity for New York City and we look forward to hosting the program again,” said Thomas Costanzo, Fosun Global Partner and CEO of Four Trees Asset Management. “Fosun is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an ongoing commitment to making arts and culture accessible to the Lower Manhattan community. Corporate social responsibility is the hallmark of Fosun’s global initiative while actively seeking to give back to the community.”

CW Star Alex Garfin (Superman & Lois) has been a Sing for Hope supporter since 2019, when he met one of our pianos near The Dairy in Central Park. Garfin said: “A lot of things claim to bring us all together, but almost always never do. That’s what’s so special about Sing for Hope; it actually delivers on its promise. When you walk past one from their pianos you will find a lawyer, a janitor and a teacher playing and creating together, making friends where otherwise they would have remained forever strangers It’s pure magic so I hope everyone can enjoy the magic with me at 28 Liberty Plaza on June 3 for our grand opening of the 2022 season.”

Co-founder of Sing for Hope Monique Yunus said, “These ten magnificent Sing for Hope pianos are a testament to New York’s creative resilience, and we are so grateful to Fosun for staying the course with us and continuing to champion art for all. Even if the world is not may not look the same as it did two years ago, we are discovering new paths.”

“As we continue to emerge from two years of relative isolation during the pandemic, the opportunity to share music and art in the community truly feels like a gift,” added the Sing for co-founder. Hope. Camille Zamora. “On June 3, we invite the public to come and enjoy the high vibrational energy and outright goodwill these unique musical works of art create.”

Following the one-day event at 28 Liberty Plaza on June 3, five special Sing for Hope pianos will be available to the public from June 6-26 in plazas across the five boroughs, as part of SFH’s exciting new partnership. with the Ministry of Transport. New Yorkers and visitors can also enjoy Sing for Hope pianos this summer at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Little Island.