Art Pianos For All & Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Unite to Present Pop-Up Community Concerts
PCSC Arts Council, the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board, the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, and Art Pianos for All have come together to present a three part series of free Pop-Up Community Concerts on several of the county's Art Pianos.
Art Pianos for All is a local non-profit group seeking to bring back the piano as a centerpiece of music, community, art and fun in Summit County, UT. Artist decorated pianos are placed in public areas to be played and enjoyed by all. Mark Maziarz, Director of Art Pianos for All comments “in the 6 1/2 year history of Art Pianos for All, we've had a full range of people playing the pianos--from curious toddlers to local retirees to J1 visa holders who miss their instruments back home. This summer, having some professional Utah Symphony pianists play our arty pianos is the icing on our piano cake.”
First on the calendar is the Pop-Up Community Concert at the Kimball Junction Transit Center on Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 - 6pm featuring Utah Opera Resident Artist Duo with pianist Robert Bosworth and bass-baritone Jesus Murillo. Pianist Robert Bosworth holds a Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music, and has participated in the Merola Opera Program, Music Academy of the West, and Opera Saratoga. Detroit native bass-baritone Jesús Vicente Murillo made his professional debut at the age of eighteen with Michigan Opera Theater as The Android in The Very Last Green Thing. He received his Master of Music degree in Opera and Voice from McGill University in Montreal and his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan.
On Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 - 6pm, the duo will also perform a Pop-Up Community Concert at the Summit County Library Kimball Junction Branch.
The Pop-Up Community Concert at Coalville City Hall will feature Utah Symphony violin Lynn Rosen and Pianist Jed Moss on Tuesday, June 26 from 12-12:30pm. The Art Piano will be brought outside so that county and city staffers, residents, and visitors can sit on the grass outside of City Hall and enjoy the concert during lunch hour.
Lynn Maxine Rosen is in her twenty-sixth season with the Utah Symphony, playing first and second violin, as well as viola. Jed Moss is a prolific performer who has appeared in multiple concert series, and is the pianist for The Sundance Trio, performing and recording newly commissioned works for oboe, bassoon and piano.
Mark your calendars for these public performances and hear guest artists from Utah Symphony and Utah Opera share their talents on our Art Pianos for All keys. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience how live music connects communities! For a calendar of pop up community concerts this summer, visit the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival at www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.
To learn more about Art Pianos for All, visit their Facebook page.