The 2016 Sing for Hope Pianos Launch Event
Monday, June 6th
SFH Pianos open to everyone all day long
Special Performances at 12noon & 5pm
Help us celebrate the fifth year of The Sing for Hope Pianos in New York City with a day-long launch event at Lower Manhattan’s iconic 28 Liberty Plaza on June 6th!
All 50 of The 2016 Sing for Hope Pianos — each a unique work of art — will be assembled on 28 Liberty Plaza for all to play and enjoyÂ for one glorious day before they move out to the streets of all five boroughs from June 9-19.
This year, Sing for Hope will place its 336th Sing for Hope Piano in New York City since the project’s 2010 debut, making NYC host to more street pianos than any other in the world. As part of the celebration, international singing star and Tony Award® winning actress LEA SALONGA will be presented with the Sing for Hope, Art for All Award for her dedication to inspiring young people with the gift of music throughout her career. Other stars sharing their performances at 12noon and 5pm will include two-time Tony Award® and Drama Desk nominee DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA, iconic Late Night with David Letterman bandleader PAUL SHAFFER, the dynamic piano duo ANDERSON & ROE, cast members from ON SITE OPERA‘s acclaimed Figaro Trilogy, saxophonist/composer TED NASH/Presidential Suite, singer-songwriter PETE MULLER, rising stars Jessica Fishenfeld & Stephanie Lauricella from OPERA DIVA DRESS COLLECTION, MANHATTAN GIRLS’ CHORUS, BLAKE WHYTE, TONY DESARE, Sylvana Joyce and Sean-David Cunningham of SYLVANA JOYCE & THE MOMENT, FABIO TEDDE and YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM SING FOR HOPE’S YOUTH PROGRAMS
The 5pm concert will be kicked off by a special event open to pianists of all ages and levels: a performance of BACH’S PRELUDE IN C performed by 50 Volunteer Artists on all 50 Sing for Hope Pianos! Pianists interested in joining in this moment of mass harmony should email [email protected] The only requirement is a familiarity with the piece, and a belief in #artforall!
See you at 28 Liberty Plaza on June 6th! NYC, we can’t wait to hear your songs…
The 2016 Sing for Hope Pianos are made possible by the support of FOSUN INTERNATIONALand 28 LIBERTY, The Sing for Hope Founders Circle (The Arnhold Foundation in loving memory of Sissy Arnhold, The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation, and Ann Ziff), and THE GENEROSITY OF DONORS LIKE YOU.