This is the second year the Sharon Forks Library has participated in the Festival and this year's piano will be painted by students in the National Art Honor Society at Lambert and South Forsyth high schools.
Music for Everyone
The piano was provided to the library by Pianos for Peace, a non-profit organization founded by composer, pianist, and library patron Malek Jandali to build peace through music, arts, and education.
The piano will be on display just outside the doors to the public meeting room in the Children's section of the Sharon Forks Library September 1-22, 2019. Any patron may take a turn playing the piano.
Part of the Pianos for Peace mission is to make art and music accessible to everyone in the metro Atlanta community. All 88 pianos in this year's Festival will be donated to local schools, nursing homes, healthcare facilities, community centers, and other public venues where their music can be enjoyed.
Concert & Conversation
Several performances, guest lectures, and special presentations are scheduled in venues all around Atlanta through the duration of the Pianos for Peace Festival.
Pianos for Peace founder Malek Jandali will speak about the Festival and the mission of the organization at the Sharon Forks Library on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
|Pianist Alice Zhang, grand prize winner of the 2018 Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition, will appear in concert with the Lambert Chamber Orchestra.|
Following his remarks, the Lambert Chamber Orchestra will perform with pianist Alice Zhang, grand prize winner of the 2018 Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition. The concert is free and music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend.
Visit More Pianos for Peace Locations
Information about other Pianos for Peace locations is available at PianosForPeace.org and on the free Pianos for Peace app available for both iPhone and Android devices.
For more information or to play the library’s piano, please visit the Sharon Forks Library at 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming.