OC Can Still Play . . . Until Sunday
|San Juan Capistrano Piano|
Those 20 artfully painted pianos that have been donated and spread across our county for the past couple of weeks as part of Pacific Symphony's "OC Can You Play?" project are still around, but not for much longer. Having started on Jan. 16, the series comes to a close this Sunday. The charitable among us have until 10 p.m. Saturday to make a bid on 18 of the 20 pianos on the BiddingForGood website, with all proceeds going to support Pacific Symphony's artistic and education programs. As of the time of this writing, only six bids, ranging from $25 to $1,700, have been placed!
As previously noted in Heard Mentality, part of the promotion also asks people to take pictures of themselves at all 20 pianos and submit them on Pacific Symphony's Facebook page for an opportunity to win two season tickets for the orchestra's classical, pops or summer series. Those who makes it to at least three get a 20 percent discount on their next ticket purchase.
One pianist, Orange Juice Blog editor-in-chief Vern Nelson, has taken it one step further, crisscrossing cities all the way from Anaheim in the north of OC to San Juan Capistrano in the south of the county in an effort to play and film his performances at every piano.