Surfing the net on this overcast day, I found a video of an infectiously cheerful, driving boogie-woogie piano performance.
The sun came out.
Ok, it’s not classical music, but this is a big tent, so come on in and listen to Henri Herbert making some folks’ day at St. Pancras Station in London, and now, thanks to YouTube, everywhere. You can find the video here.
And that video led me to another. if you have some time, you might enjoy Street Piano: Instrument of Change, a documentary on a program that restores pianos that might otherwise end up in landfills and installs them in public places for people to play and enjoy. It highlights the experiences of some people whose lives have been changed by public pianos.
Do you play piano? Yes? If you see a piano in a public place, sit down, commandeer it. Play until they make you stop. Don’t worry about making mistakes, just go for it! It will certainly make your day, and probably other people’s too.
Image attribution: Photograph by Eric Fischer [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)] via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Just_Play_a_Steinway_-_Red_public_Steinway_piano_in_Munich_Airport_terminal_(2015-05-23_17.29.42_by_Eric_Fischer).jpg