The Life of Music: with Elizabeth Rusch and David Saffert
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Life of Music: with Elizabeth Rusch and David Saffert

Come out and learn more about the history and the inventor of the pianoforte!

We are incredibly honored and excited to have local author Elizabeth Rusch and talented pianist David Saffert give us an interactive, family-friendly performance based on her newest book: THE MUSIC OF LIFE: BARTOLOMEO CRISTOFORI AND THE INVENTION OF THE PIANO. 

Liz will be reading from her book and David will be performing music of the period.

This will be an evening geared towards children and families so please bring the kiddo's out for an edifying, fun, and musical evening all about the times, music and lives surrounding the invention of this instrument. 

"In The Music of Life, award-winning biographer Elizabeth Rusch and two-time Caldecott Honor-winning artist Marjorie Priceman tell the inspiring story of the invention of the world’s most popular instrument: the piano."

p.s. 
You will also have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book!!

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2017 Kickoff Concert
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Kickoff Concert

It's happening. Again! Join us for our 2017 Piano Kickoff Concert.

We are hosting another season of Piano. Push. Play. This year we will have 10 pianos placed around Portland on street corners and in our public parks. 

This means 10 more pianos rescued from the dumps and turned into beautiful art pieces by an amazing group of artists, designers, architects, and musicians.  

We will have a kick-off concert at the Portland Art Museum and as usual, we will save several player spots for the audience. 

Put your name in the hat for a chance to play a song with us!! 

Hosted by Alex Falcone
 

Pianos by Portugal. The Man, Sera Architects, Lettie Jane Rennekamp, Tattly, Portland Gear, Heidi Marble, Doug Fir, Dowa-Ibi Group Architects, Open Eye Art, Sign of the Beast Burlesque

Performances by Robin Bacior, Taylor Hill, Megan Diana, Jackson Grace and you! 

Please RSVP on Facebook so we can save you a seat!

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Student Recital Concert at the Portland Art Museum
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Student Recital Concert at the Portland Art Museum

Student Recital Concert

Come support the students of Portland pianist and teacher Jessica Susanto in a public recital at the Portland Art Museum 

Tonight! 
7pm Thursday August 11th

It is so important for young musicians to find an audience that appreciates their hard work, practice and artistic expression. Be that for them! 

(Image: the elegant Dorothea by Charlie White)

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Glasys at the Portland Art Museum
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Glasys at the Portland Art Museum

Join us for a lovely Friday evening performance at our piano at the Portland Art Museum. We have an amazing musician, songwriter and vocalist creating music for YOU beginning at 7pm. 

Glasys (Gil Assayas) will be performing with Piano Push Play for the first time. Please welcome him and swing by! 

Listen to Gil's music here: 
http://glasysmusic.com/

Learn more about MARY LOU (that INCREDIBLE piano) here: 
http://www.pianopushplay.com/pianos/marylu

FREE and Open to the Public as always

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Divergent Opera and Piano Push Play Perform!
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Divergent Opera and Piano Push Play Perform!

Come check out this wonderful FREE event on Thursday August 4th at 7:00pm. Some of your favorite DO artists will be performing amazing repertoire, followed by a lovely performance by Piano Push Play's Mitchell Falconer.

Bring all of your friends, real and imaginary, bring your parents, bring your casual work acquaintances, bring that cutie you've been meaning to talk to, bring everyone!

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Summer Kick-off Concert 2016
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Kick-off Concert 2016

We are kicking off this summer's installment of Piano. Push. Play. with a free public concert with performances from local pianists, musicians and songwriters hosted by Alex Falcone

We will have performances from Becca SchultzTaylor Hill,  and Metro Arts Young Artist Lauren Yoon. 

We are as always saving several spots for the audience to participate and play in our concert. Put your name in the hat with a chance to perform a song in front of a welcoming crowd. 

We are bringing all 20!! Pianos to the courtyard of the Portland Art Museum to display the amazing work of artists and design studios from our lovely city. 

Our incredible participating artists: Alison Pond Design, Amy Ruppel, Big Giant, Blaine Fontana, Cassandra Frances Swan, Charlie White, Doug Fir, IDL Worldwide, Ivan Salcido, Julianna Bright, Katy Towell Design, Lucid Graphic Design, Maureen Long Design, Melody Owen, Michael Erspamer, Nemo, Chris Bigalke and Julia Skerry, Susannah Kelly, Zach Yarrington, ZGF Architects. 

Our lovely Partners: Portland Art Museum, Portland Parks and Recreation, Portland Piano Co, West Coast Piano Moving and Storage, Classic Pianos, A to Z Moving. 

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

See all the pianos at our summer kick off concert

This is the big event that starts off the Summer 2015 season. We'll have special guests, local bands, instrumentalists, opera singers, and of course, pianos.

We will be filling the Portland Art Museum courtyard with our summer 2015 pianos and holding our biggest concert ever. Composer Richie Greene will premiere a piece for five pianos commissioned for this event. All our favorite pianists and musicians will be there, performing their favorite works. And all of Portland will be hanging out, enjoying the music and the warm, summer evening.

Join us! Help us kick off the new season in style!

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Piano! Push Play! at ADX "Gifted 2014"

The piano that we placed at ADX will be part of the "Gifted 2014" holiday celebration on Saturday, December 13th from 12pm to 9pm.

Come see our artists Asher Fulero, Becca Schultz, and Theresa Silveyra in concert throughout the day. You may even want to pick up a CD or two of some wonderful piano music featuring these very same artists! ( They make great stocking stuffers, hint hint!).

Then, be sure to stay and experience the wonderfulness of all of the artisans at ADX. It's one of our favorite creative spaces in Portland!

For more information,

see http://www.adxportland.com

or https://www.facebook.com/events/745963268786442/

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Opening ceremony at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Opening ceremony at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Our opening ceremony kicks off the season at Portland's Living Room. 

At 5pm, Stephanie Cooke and Grace Shimer play jazz and other popular arrangements. You can hear Stephanie on our album to warm up your earballs!

At 7pm, Jessica Susanto and John Harrison Scoville take over to play classical into the evening.

Come down and join the party!

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Fundraising Concert
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraising Concert

Our big event this year is July 18th at the Portland Art Museum. All our featured artists will perform and all our friends are invited! Come down and show your love by dropping a coin in the hat, buying a CD, or talking to us about joining our project. We'd love to see you.

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 FREEDOM FOR ALL PIANOS!!! (and America)
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

FREEDOM FOR ALL PIANOS!!! (and America)

Between your Aunt Jane's BBQ and your friends late night fire pit party we want you to swing by the Portland Art Museum for a little outdoor music concert. 
Starting at 4 we will have a Jazz set from PARTY OF 4

  • Stephanie Cooke --- Piano
  • Andrew Endres--- Guitar
  • James Ford---Drums
  • Sam Hallam---Bass

Then at 5pm we will have a classical set from 

  • John Harrison Scoville

Come one come all....celebrate the liberation of pianos from the living room, the concert hall and the practice studio!!!

Join our event on Facebook

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