We were honored to have Maria Choban, a fantastic pianist and long-time supporter, be a part of our opening concert. Five pianists, one conductor, and Richie Greene, the composer, performed Askew Reflections - Richie's piece for 5 pianos commissioned for this event. You can hear more of Maria on our compilation CD.
We are so proud and happy to successfully partner with Portland technology innovator Urban Airship to blend art and engineering in our mobile app this year. They were super helpful and supportive.
The Portland Tribune did an excellent job reporting on our process, our pianos, and all the people who help this project happen.
We're Big in Japan!
Well, not that big, but we're getting mentioned in the press. Sotokoto, a Japanese "social good and eco lifestyles" magazine, visited Portland and featured Piano. Push. Play. in their November 2014 issue.
Portland's premier news source, the Oregonian, covered our installations and our collaboration with other local organizations. They also got some great pics and vids. Check it out!
We caught the attention of the Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages, "... a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas." They're great allies in our community mission.
XRAY.FM's "Thank You Democracy" with Jefferson Smith Interviews Megan and Adam Zucker of Awesome Portland
With Awesome Portland celebrating their 2 year anniversary as an organization they spoke with Jefferson Smith of Thank You Democracy on XRAY.FM to share how they were celebrating and to discuss some of their favorite projects; which included Piano! Push Play!. We tagged along and gave Jefferson some insight into the adventures of our summer installment.
Piano! Push Play! was honored to win a $1000 grant from an amazing local organization called Awesome Portland dedicated to funding projects that make Portland better and more….Awesome!
Here we are on OPB's State of Wonder talking about how we came into contact with Awesome PDX, winning the grant and our pianos.
Here we are speaking with Matthew Bernstein of Oregon Music News about our very first public piano donations and about how excited we are for our debut album Please Play Me!. With so many diverse and talented musicians participating we really captured some beautiful pieces of piano music played with incredible range and emotion.