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THANKS TO RUBIN FOUNDATION TUCKER STARS SING FOR HOPE AT SINAI

Sing for Hope is thrilled to launch a new cultural collaboration with The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, creating special concerts at Mount Sinai Hospital featuring the young American opera singers supported by the “Tuckers,” as the prestigious American opera foundation is affectionately called.

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UPLIFTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE ARTS

What comes to mind when you think of community art? Perhaps the sculpture you pass on the way to work, or the community theatre group you joined as a kid. Maybe, if you live in New York, you envision the Sing for Hope Pianos, hand-painted by local artists and set on the streets and parks for any passer-by to play. Community art means something different to everyone, but what does it mean for communities themselves? Is there a palpable, even measurable effect that community art has in transforming the neighborhoods, towns, and cities where it resides?

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WHERE DID THE PIANOS GO

This week, the streets of New York seem to be missing something. On Monday morning, the Sing for Hope Pianos that had been placed throughout the parks and public spaces of the five boroughs, and enjoyed by countless happy fingers, were loaded onto trucks and carted away. The air was still, because the music had stopped.

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Sing for Hope Partners with Liquitex

To bring the beloved Sing for Hope Pianos to NYC, we need 1) pianos, 2) people, & 3) … PAINT. We’re thrilled to have Liquitex Official as our 2019 Paint Sponsor! Liquitex brings not only the paint that brings the SFH Piano Artists’ designs to life but skill-building and education for our community of artists.

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Sing for Hope announces Linda E. Johnson as new Chair of Board

Sing for Hope announced this week that Linda E. Johnson has been elected Chair of the Board by unanimous board vote. “Linda’s passion for equal access to creative resources for all people is a hallmark of her work on the Sing for Hope board as well as her transformational leadership of Brooklyn Public Library. As Sing for Hope continues to drive new solutions for social cohesion through the arts, from the Sing for Hope Pianos that enliven our cityscape to our youth arts and healing arts programs in under-resourced areas, there is no one more equipped than Linda to help guide our next chapter,” say Sing for Hope Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus.

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Sing for Hope Piano by Lexy Ho-Tai on Hit TV Show Broad City

Hit TV show Broad City featured a familiar face (using “face” loosely) in the penultimate episode: this Sing for Hope Piano by incredible SFH Piano Artist Lexy Ho-Tai! From the Unisphere to Washington Square Park & hit TV, to its permanent home at PS 64Q, Ho-Tai’s SFH Piano has lived quite a New York life.

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Richard Tucker Stars SING FOR HOPE at Mount Sinai

Sing for Hope partnered with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation to bring holiday cheer to the staff, patients, and families of SFH Healing Arts site The Mount Sinai Hospital. It was truly a holiday concert for the ages, featuring Angel Blue, Stephen Costello, Lucas Meachem, and Brent Funderburk.

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Young Artists From Queens And Haiti SING FOR HOPE

On Tuesday, December 11th, Sing for Hope united young artists from Queens and Haiti for an afternoon of performance, collaboration, and community-building through the universal language of the arts. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s “Voices of Haiti” Choir, which performed with Mr. Bocelli at Madison Square Garden the following night, exchanged performances and stories with the middle school choir at IS 10 Horace Greeley, one of 180 Sing for Hope partner schools.

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The Sing for Hope Pianos have Arrived Home

It’s been a melodious fall in NYC public schools. There are now 180 Sing for Hope Citizen Artist Schools in NYC, 50 of them new this year. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, we selected these schools through a competitive RFP process to become permanent homes for the Sing for Hope Pianos featured each June. Sing for Hope staff, Piano Artists, and Artist Partners have been busy visiting these schools for their inaugural Citizen Artist Assemblies.

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