University of Rochester

Rochester Review
September–October 2013
Vol. 76, No. 1

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH Giving Pianos a Chance
coach (Photo: Adam Fenster)

PEACE PROJECT: Marissa Balonon-Rosen, a senior pursuing degrees at the Eastman School and in the College, paints a piano in Rochester’s Pulaski Park this summer. With Lauren Petrilli ’13, Balonon-Rosen is coordinating a two-month-long project called “Pianos for Peace,” in which the two placed pianos in public spaces as a way to encourage residents to play the pianos, take lessons with volunteer teachers, interact with students and other community members, and turn the pianos into works of art.