Sing for Hope Pianos
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The Sing for Hope Pianos

Newport News 2024

Program Dates

  1. Launch Event

    March 28, 2024
  2. First Day of Public Play

    March 29, 2024
  3. Last Day of Public Play

    April 18, 2024

Public Sites

  • 1
    The Overthere
    Riverview Farm Park
    Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602
  • 2
    Rise and Shine
    Victory Landing Park
    50 26th St, Newport News, VA 23607
  • 3
    Sea of Color
    President's Fountain Plaza
    1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 4
    Delightful Disguise
    Newport News Park
    13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603
  • 5
    the thing is more
    Denbigh Community Center
    15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608
  • 6
    Mozart's Safari
    Mariners' Museum
    100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 7
    Synesthesia Therapy
    Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
    570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News, VA 23601
  • 8
    I Have a Dream
    Patrick Henry Mall
    12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
  • 9
    Signs of Hope
    City Hall Plaza
    2400 Washington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607
  • 10
    Cats at Play
    City Center (Fountain Gazebo)
    701 Town Center Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

About this Program

The Sing for Hope Pianos will take to the streets across Newport News, creating spontaneous moments of live music and joy throughout the community. On Thursday, March 28th, Sing for Hope will unveil 10 new Sing for Hope Pianos created by local artists, which will all be accessible in the Diamonstein Lobby of the Ferguson Center starting at 9 AM. The all-day public launch precedes a performance by acclaimed American pianist Drew Petersen, which will take place at 7:30 PM in the evening on the main stage. The celebration coincides with World Piano Day, which is the 88th day of the year, a nod to the 88 keys on the piano.

Project Leaders

Remy Thompson
Bruce Bronstein
“I’ve admired and enjoyed Sing for Hope pianos in major cities throughout America. I’m thrilled that the Ferguson Center for Performing Arts and The Toggler Fine Arts Center, along with our friends at Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, are able to bring Sing for Hope pianos to Newport News. We believe in the transformative power of the arts, and Sing for Hope aligns perfectly with our commitment to Arts for All – by removing any obstacles that prevent access.” - Bruce Bronstein

The Sing for Hope Pianos

From the Bronx to Beirut, the Sing for Hope Pianos program is a global arts initiative that creates artist-designed pianos; places them in public spaces for anyone and everyone to enjoy; then transports and activates them year-round in permanent homes in schools, hospitals, transit hubs, refugee camps, and community-based organizations. Sing for Hope has provided more pianos for under-resourced public schools than any other organization in the world.

The Sing for Hope Pianos
SFH Pianos Created
2+ Million
People Annually Served
6+ Billion
Media Impressions Garnered

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the most important question of all, and the answer is a resounding Yes! The Sing for Hope Pianos are for everyone and anyone to enjoy. Have a seat and play — it’s all yours!