Dozens of pianists serenade New Yorkers during Sing for Hope concert

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-16 20:05:43-04

Lincoln Center (PIX11) — Have you ever wondered what 88 pianos playing Bach in unison sounds like?

We found out Sunday night at Lincoln Center in the Sing for Hope “piano-pa-looza.”

It is perhaps New York City’s most vibrant public art installation. Definitely its most musical one.

88 pianos beautifully painted by artists and placed in public places around the city for the first two weeks in June all came together at Lincoln Center for a two minute performance of Bach’s prelude in C.

“I decided to learn the piece. I hadn’t  played in years,” Jacquie Ottman told PIX11.

“I lived it. I finally got to play the piano at Lincoln Center,” Jacquie added.

Sing for Hope was founded by two sopranos from Juilliard, Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus as a way for artists to give back to their communities.

“This is a dream come true for us,” Yunus told PIX11 News.

All the pianos will be donated to under funded schools and community centers in New York City.