Pianos and the Pan Am Games. While the connection between the two isn't clear, organizers seem to have justified the $250,000 it's costing to bring 41 fully functional pianos to the streets of Toronto.
"Everyone, whether you've had two lessons on a piano or whether you're a concert pianist, everyone at one point in their lives has encountered a piano in some form," Don Shipley, creative director of arts, culture and festivals for the Pan Am Games, told the National Post.
To celebrate Toronto's winning bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games, Toronto-based artists from each of the 41 Pan Am countries will decorate each piano with a distinctive nod to their country of origin.
The pianos, each eight with "Play Me, I'm Yours" written across the key cover, will be "placed in accessible spaces across the city core where the public is encouraged to spontaneously break out and play a tune," the Pan Am Toronto site announces. Organizers hope the pianos will encourage community interaction and startRead More »from ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’: Toronto brings pianos to city for Pan Am Games