'OC Can You Play?' to Stash Pianos Everywhere

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If you've stumbled across any random pianos recently, you may have wondered why there are 20 randomly placed around Orange County. The Pacific Symphony is promoting its "OC Can You Play?" project and dispersing the pianos everywhere from Costa Mesa to Brea to Mission Viejo. The instruments were donated by Yamaha and Kawai, and the kickoff to the  project was on Jan. 14 at Jewel Court in South Coast Plaza.

You may have first heard about this concept when British artist Luke Jerram placed 60 pianos around New York City as part of his "Play Me I'm Yours" exhibit, but the Pacific Symphony has its own idea. It's getting folks to want to play music and place bids on the pianos to benefit the Bidding for Good charity, which is an auction site that sends all proceeds to schools and other nonprofit charities. The auction will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 on the charity's website.

According to the LA Times, people who send in pictures of themselves at all 20 pianos via the orchestra's Facebook page will be entered in a drawing to win season tickets to the Pacific Symphony, and people have made it to at least three pianos will receive a 20 percent discount off their next ticket. At least try to find one piano because each is painted by a different local artist.

Here is a list from the Pacific Symphony website of all the piano locations:
1. South Coast Plaza's Carousel Court 
2. South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court 
3. South Coast Plaza's Macy's Home Store Wing 
4. Orange County Performing Arts Center
5. Irvine Spectrum Center 
6. Orange County Great Park Balloon & Visitors Center 
7. No Square Theatre, Laguna Beach 
8. The Lab 
9. The Block at Orange 
10. Downtown Fullerton 
11. Brea Downtown 
12. San Juan Capistrano 
13. Downtown Disney 
14. Irvine Barclay Theatre
15. OASIS Senior Center
16. Hoag Hospital Irvine
17. Downtown Santa Ana 
18. Mile Square Park
19. Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 
20. OC Zoo 
 

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Jcharnley
Jcharnley

I love the way the Pacific Symphony involves the community and uplifts it! What a priceless gift to all of us. Thank you - people at the Symphony - for being so creative and caring. You follow through on the mission of the organization. Applause, applause!

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