Street Pianos Boston State House Opening Ceremony to Take Place Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1 pm

Join State Legislators, MASSCreative and Celebrity Series of Boston
at Ashburton Park to Celebrate Street Pianos Boston

Boston, MA September 21, 2016 - On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1p.m. at Ashburton Park, State Representatives Jay Kaufman and Cory Atkins will join with Celebrity Series of Boston and MASSCreative to officially open up the piano at the State House, part of the public art installation Street Pianos Boston. 

Gary Dunning, executive director of Celebrity Series of Boston and Matt Wilson, executive director of MASSCreative will join the legislators for the official unveiling. Musical entertainment will be provided by State Representative Jay Kaufman, one of the first to test out the ivories of the piano at Ashburton Park.

From September 23 – October 10, 2016, sixty pianos, created by local artists, will be placed in public outdoor space in every Boston neighborhood and select Cambridge locations for the public to play and enjoy. Each piano will feature a simple invitation: “Play Me, I’m Yours.” 

Celebrity Series of Boston first produced the installation in Boston in 2013 when more than 500,000 people across the city engaged with Street Pianos Boston, sharing music and song in a citywide festival.

In 2016, the Freedom Trail will figure prominently in the Street Pianos Boston installation. In addition to the piano located at the Massachusetts State House, pianos will be found at King’s Chapel on Beacon Hill, at the Old North Church in the North End of Boston and in the Charlestown Navy Yard, near the U.S.S. Constitution. 

What: Opening Event for 2016 Street Pianos Boston,
Produced by Celebrity Series of Boston 

Where: Ashburton Park, Beacon Hill, Boston

Who: Representative Cory Atkins
Representative Jay Kaufman
Celebrity Series President & Executive Director Gary Dunning
MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Contact: Matt Wilson, Executive Director, MASSCreative
[email protected]

For more information about Street Pianos Boston visit


Founded in 2012, MASSCreative works with creative leaders and entrepreneurs, working artists, arts educators, and arts and cultural supporters to empower creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice to advocate for the resources and support necessary to build vibrant and connected communities. MASSCreative has more than 300 arts and cultural member organizations from around the state. 

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