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UnCaged Toy Piano Festival: Toys and Moving Images


Organized by Phyllis Chen

The UnCaged Toy Piano Festival supports new works and performers on the toy piano, originally an educational toy invented in 1872 that was reimagined as a concert instrument in John Cage’s 1947 “Suite for Toy Piano.” For its third festival, UnCaged Toy Piano presents a whimsical audiovisual program that celebrates toys and play. The program includes:

Edges by Christina Oorebeek and Ester Eva Damen, performed by Adam Tendler

Kalimba by Karlheinz Essl and students of Bettina Negy-Rumpf, coached by Thomas Renoldner, performed by Tristan McKay

Curios (selections) by Phyllis Chen and Rob Dietz, performed by Margaret Leng Tan

Nos Queda el Aire by Y No Habia Luz

Snow (selections), by John Glover and Jordan Morley, performed by Phyllis Chen

Five Pieces by Danny Clay and students of Zion Lutheran School

Tickets: $15 ($9 members at Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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