Three years ago, German pianist Nils Frahm declared the 88th day of each year to be "Piano Day," a special day to celebrate the piano. The 88th day of the year was chosen because the modern piano has 88 keys.
On March 29, there will be six locations in the Portland Metro area where you can hear the piano played by local pianists of all ages on some of the region’s best pianos.
The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what can be played.
The events are free to the public, but each performer raises funds from the community with a minimum goal of $10 per minute played.
The funds raised are used to support the educational programs of Portland Piano International.