Community Piano Takes Residence in Local Quad Cities Organizations
Beginning on Tuesday, January 10, the Quad Cities Community Piano took its first residency at the Figge Art Museum. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) created this initiative to raise awareness of how music, like our river, joins this community together. Painted by the Davenport Central High School/Creative Arts Academy AP art class in the theme of the QCSO’s current season Joined by a River, the piano features images that represent the Quad Cities and the river that joins us.
The piano will make several stops throughout its tour of the Quad Cities, residing in each location for 2 weeks. The QCSO will announce additional brief appearances of the piano throughout the spring via Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter.
“One of the most exciting things to witness is a person making music for the first time. It’s a mixture of nerves and excitement that quickly turns to joy when a person realizes the possibilities that making music brings about. My hope with this project is that many Quad Citizens will share in this experience with friends and family,” says Director of Education and Community Engagement of the QCSO, Marc Zyla.
The QCSO hopes that you will take some time to find the piano, play and share your experience with them with #LetMusicFlowQC! Below are the dates, times, and locations that you can visit the piano:
Figge Art Museum January 10 – January 22
Putnam Museum January 23 – February 5
River Music Experience February 6 – February 19
Quad City Botanical Center February 20 – March 5
Family Museum March 6 – March 19
Milltown Coffee March 20 – April 2
Figge Art Museum April 4 – April 17
Adler Theatre | River Center April 18 – April 30
To find out more about the Community Piano, visit the Special Events page of qcso.org, or follow the QCSO on Facebook/Twitter @QCSymphony or SnapChat at qcsymphony!