Sunday Classics

Open Piano Day

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Playing the pianoPiano, presents a special Open Piano day.

Come on down to the KPFA downtown Berkeley studio (1929 Martin Luther King jr. Way) and get a chance to play for KPFA’s world-wide audience! Inspired by the “Street Pianos” phenomenon in France and elsewhere, and the wildly successful “Flower Piano” event at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Sunset PianoOpen Piano will host pianists of all ages and musical genres on starting at 8 a.m. No advance sign-up required.

Pianists will get the opportunity to play on KPFA’s lovely Yamaha, semi-concert-grand piano.

Special thanks to Callahan Piano for tuning our piano this week to ready it for today’s workout.



Artist Song Album Label
Royal PHilharmonic Orchestra of London, Frank ShipwayPietro Locatelli Concertoin C minor, Op 12A treasury of BaroqueDDD
Alexander Brailowsky, piano"Piano Sonata No.3 in B min or, Op. 58"Chopin 14 Waltzes-Piano Sonata No. 3Sony Classics
jean-Louis Haguenauer, Piano"Symphony No 2"Beethoven/Liszt Symphonies No 1&2Harmonia Mundi
Jessye Norman, soprano; Orchestre de Saint Denis, cond. Seizi OsawaMahler "Ulricht (Primal Light)" Symphony # 2YouTubeYouTube
Paul Tortelier,cello; Robert Veyron-Lacroix, clavecinBach, "Sonata in D Major" BWV 1028Bach "The Sonatas for Viola da Gamba"Erato
In Studio Performances, "Open Piano" co-hosted by Larry Bensky, KPFA "Piano," Dean Marmell, Sunset Pianos; Sarah Cahill, KALWPianists (in approximate order!):Rick Loushard, East :Palo Alto; Shirley McClure, Half Moon Bay; Alonso Santos-Gonzalez, Fresno; Francesca Healey, Berkeley; Jerry Kuderna, Berkeley; Danny Sullivan, Pacifica; Navarone Boo, Union City' Christopher NguyeAudio Archive available through 8-9 a.m. in "Piano Segment"; 9-11 a.m. in "Sunday Show" (archive available through 7//16/16)

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