submitted by Lisa Poushinsky
Pillars of the Ottawa classical music scene Adam Nelson (violin) and pianist Roland Graham join forces to perform some of the world’s favourite music from the Age of Enlightenment, including Sonata in B minor (Bach), Sonata in E minor (Mozart), Handel, and more. These long-time collaborators are looking forward to sharing their engaging approach to 18th C repertoire with music lovers of all ages on Sunday, June 26 at 2 pm in Downtown Kemptville.
What is a Street Piano? It’s a piano placed in a public area that encourages passersby to stop and play.
Why a Street Piano? Who is it for? Street Pianos draw pedestrians, turning any location into a concert venue / cultural hub. By giving residents an instrument to play together, this project encourages locals to share their knowledge, initiate their own ‘play’, and create relationships, setting a precedent for positive experiences in Kemptville’s public spaces and inviting foot traffic to downtown businesses. Learn more about street pianos at http://www.streetpianos.com/.
When and where are the concerts taking place? The concert series takes place on Sunday afternoons at 2pm from end of May to mid-September at the North Grenville Public Library (except for Alanna Sterling’s show at Riverside Park). Check the Kemptville Street Piano Facebook page for regular updates on all things Street Piano, including indoor locations in case of rain, concert details, and access to the Street Piano calendar.
The Kemptville Street Piano Concert Series is presented by Voyageur Art & Music School with support from RTO 9 Government of Ontario and the Municipality of North Grenville. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.