24 Hour Pianothon in support of Lakeshore Arts


Sep 27, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013    
1:00 pm


Lakeshore Arts
2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON, M8V 1C4

Event Type

Starting Friday, Sept 27 at 1pm (EDT), pianist and composer, Frank Horvat will play piano continuously for 24 hours at The Smith Zone (Lakeshore Arts’ Gallery) in Toronto to raise in support of community arts centre, Lakeshore Arts.

Attend the piano-thon live (free admission) or watch it online via a live stream (www.lakeshorearts.ca/piano).

Frank will be joined by musical guests, Jamie Thompson (flute), Subhadra Vijaykumar (carnatic violin) and Alex Cheung (violin). You can also contribute to the music making by clapping along, chanting, bringing your own percussion instrument, or suggesting musical themes. The overnight hours will feature dimmed lighting and soothing sounds – bring your yoga mat! Visit www.lakeshorearts.ca/piano for a breakdown of what happens musically each hour.

The piano-thon is being presented to recognize Lakeshore Arts’ 20th Anniversary. But equally as important, it’s raising funds to ensure that Lakeshore Arts can continue to deliver quality arts programming in South Etobicoke. Donate early at www.lakeshorearts.ca/piano and receive a free mp3 of Frank’s piano composition, Almost an Island. Your early online donation of $50 or more also get’s you priority reserved seating at the piano-thon at the hour(s) of your choice.

As the Piano-thon is a grass-roots initiative, your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.

Such an ambitious event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors – Front Door Organics, Penwood Painting, Regency Park Realty and Nikka Design. Gifts in-kind from Birds & Beans, CanClone Services, Long & McQuade, and Lakeshore Valu-mart.

Thank you in advance for your support and see you there!

Frank will improvise on the piano for 24 hours straight. He will take 5 minute breaks just before the top of the hour but otherwise he will play continuously.

You can watch it live on Rogers TV from 7pm to 10pm!

Check out these photos from the event.

Watch the full 24 hours on YouTube!

Select Media Clippings:
Piano-Thon raises $7K over 24-hours for Lakeshore Arts

50 Good Deeds – Music Marathon

Pianist hits keys for charity

Download the Pianothon Press Release

Pianothon Poster Frank Horvat

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