June - August 2019
The Painted Pianos are back for the Summer of 2019!
The summer tradition of the Springfield Cultural Partnership’s colorful Painted Pianos across Springfield is back for another warm and sunny season! With three new pianos and three returning pianos joining the streets of Springfield, summer is looking brighter than ever.
An array of talented local musicians will be offering lunchtime concerts on Fridays. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Kevin Rhodes will grace the keys of the piano at 1350 Main Street on July 12 from noon to 1pm. Mark your calendars for his special Painted Piano performance.
Three pianos painted by Jack Delvin, Sheldon Smith, and Robert Markey will be returning to the city. Delvin’s sleek aqua and silver design will appear on the Springfield Museum Quadrangle. Smith’s blue and green jazz inspired work will be placed at Monarch Place. Markey’s rainbow creation will take up residence on 1350 Main Street.
Also being placed are three new pianos. These instruments will bring a vivacious feel to the streets, each painted by a local artist. These Springfield artists, Marc Austin, Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce, and Rebecca Fite, will bring new style and creative life to the city. Austin’s piano will be placed at Forest Park Library’s Reading Garden on Belmont Avenue. Fite’s work will be set up at the Shops at Marketplace. Caballer-Arce’s piano will find a home within Mass Mutual to be thoroughly enjoyed by employees.
ARTISTS & SPONSORS
A special thanks to our local Springfield Artists: Marc Austin, Dr. Gloria Caballer-Arce, Jack Devlin, Rebecca Fite, Robert Markey and Sheldon Smith and our Sponsors: Springfield BID, the Mass Cultural Council, the Community Music School of Springfield, Noel & Carlo Leary and Mass Mutual for their support of the 2019 Painted Piano Project.
Our talented Friday concert musicians are Paul Arslanian, Timothy Ballan, Michele Feldheim, Daniel Monte, Stephen Page, Mara Penatzer, Larry Picard, Michael Rheault, Conductor Kevin Rhodes of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Liz Simmons. Come out and enjoy their serenades!
Summer Painted Piano concerts will be rotating between the downtown piano locations filling Friday lunch hours with music. Many of these concerts will coincide with the Business Improvement District’s Farmer’s Market in Court Square and MGM’s Food Truck Fridays allowing you to grab your fresh food finds and stroll the walkable and art-filled streets of downtown Springfield.