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Metro Art Provides Engage in On! to rejoice the reopening of Union Station’s community piano

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Pianists Jamael Dean, Brandon Coleman, Inna Faliks, Jonathan Montes, and Donia Jarrar, clockwise from prime left, performing in the Union Station Ready Area in June.

Some entertaining information: Union Station’s piano is open once more for community taking part in!

To celebrate the return of the a lot-loved public piano at Union Station, Metro Art Offers has curated 5 pop-up piano performances showcasing a assorted team of Los Angeles-based mostly musicians, filmed are living in June.

From July 19 by means of July 23, Metro Art Provides Enjoy On!  will premiere nightly at 7 p.m. throughout the Metro, Metro Artwork and Union Station Facebook and Instagram platforms, and on Union Station’s YouTube channel.

Metro’s new Chief Govt Officer Stephanie Wiggins has a message to personally welcome our piano participating in public back again to Union Station, together with a sneak peek into up coming week’s on-line performances.


Here’s the plan:

Monday, July 19: Jamael Dean – a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with artists this kind of as Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño.

Tuesday, July 20: Donia Jarrar – an emerging composer, pianist, producer and interdisciplinary artist doing the job throughout the fields of contemporary audio, movie, dance, theater and installation art.

Wednesday, July 21:  Inna Faliks – the head of piano for UCLA’s Herb Alpert University of Tunes who has executed throughout the U.S. and around the earth, presents stellar performances of Ravel and Liszt.

Thursday, July 22:  Brandon Coleman –  this keyboard maestro, vocalist and composer is a normal fixture with up to date luminaries these types of as Babyface, Donald Glover, Traveling Lotus and Kamasi Washington’s band who signifies a new chapter in the evolution of jazz and funk fusion.

Friday, July 23:  Jonathan Montes – an up-and-coming multi-style keyboardist whose Latin jazz stylings and generation get the job done has appeared on the television collection “Jane the Virgin” and allowed him to complete at the Hollywood Bowl and Latin Grammys.

The socially-distanced performances on the Union Station piano were recorded stay in the Waiting around Place in mid-June as a dwell pop-up to surprise and delight transit riders with stay tunes as they passed as a result of the station.

If you’d like to perform, the piano is out there day-to-day on a 1st-come, 1st-served foundation, up to 20 minutes for every player.

Here’s a look back at some wonderful times of gamers who’ve passed by means of the station to grace the keys spontaneously over the years, pre-pandemic, in March and September 2016.

Metro Art Offers showcases an enjoyable yr-spherical array of arts and cultural activities at historic Union Station. From tunes and dance performances, movie screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the courses enliven downtown’s major transportation hub for all ages.

Click here for info about how Metro enriches the transit encounter by way of modern, multifaceted arts and cultural plans.

You can also follow Metro Art on InstagramFb, and at #MetroArtLA, or subscribe to our e-newsletter for facts on future applications at metro.internet/artwork.

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