If you've stumbled across any random pianos recently, you may have wondered why there are 20 randomly placed around Orange County. The Pacific Symphony is promoting its "OC Can You Play?" project and dispersing the pianos everywhere from Costa Mesa to Brea to Mission Viejo. The instruments were donated by Yamaha and Kawai, and the kickoff to the project was on Jan. 14 at Jewel Court in South Coast Plaza.
You may have first heard about this concept when British artistLuke Jerram
placed 60 pianos around New York City as part of his "Play Me I'm Yours" exhibit, but the Pacific Symphony has its own idea. It's getting folks to want to play music and place bids on the pianos to benefit the Bidding for Good charity, which is an auction site that sends all proceeds to schools and other nonprofit charities. The auction will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 on the charity's website.
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1. South Coast Plaza's Carousel Court
2. South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court
3. South Coast Plaza's Macy's Home Store Wing
4. Orange County Performing Arts Center
5. Irvine Spectrum Center
6. Orange County Great Park Balloon & Visitors Center
7. No Square Theatre, Laguna Beach
8. The Lab
9. The Block at Orange
10. Downtown Fullerton
11. Brea Downtown
12. San Juan Capistrano
13. Downtown Disney
14. Irvine Barclay Theatre
15. OASIS Senior Center
16. Hoag Hospital Irvine
17. Downtown Santa Ana
18. Mile Square Park
19. Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
20. OC Zoo