Metro Art Presents Play On

Waiting Room

Nightly at 7pm Beginning The Week of July 19th, 2021

Airing online only on MetroMetro Art and Union Station Facebook and IGTV Channels, and Union Station’s YouTube Channel

To celebrate the summer reopening of the much-loved (and always played) public piano at Union Station, Metro Art Presents has curated a back-to-back week of virtual pop-up piano performances highlighting a range of Los Angeles based musicians. Tune in to Metro Art Presents Play On! nightly at 7pm the week of July 19 to celebrate and enjoy these piano performances filmed live onsite during June in Union Station’s Waiting Room.

Featured artists:

  • Monday 7/19Jamael Dean – a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with artists like Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño.
  • Tuesday 7/20: Donia Jarrar – an emerging composer, pianist, producer, and interdisciplinary artist working across the fields of contemporary music, film, dance, theater and installation art.
  • Wednesday 7/21: Inna Faliks – the head of piano for UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, who has performed across the U.S. and around the world, will offer stellar performances of Ravel and Liszt.
  • Thursday 7/22: Brandon Coleman – this keyboard maestro, vocalist and composer is a regular fixture with contemporary luminaries Babyface, Donald Glover, Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington’s band who represents a new chapter in the evolution of jazz and funk fusion.
  • Friday 7/23: Jonathan Montes – an up-and-coming multi-genre keyboardist whose Latin jazz stylings and production work have appeared on the television series “Jane the Virgin” and allowed him to perform on stages including the Hollywood Bowl and Latin Grammys.

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting year-round array of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the programs creatively activate downtown’s primary transportation hub for all ages. For more information about how Metro enriches the transit experience through innovative, multifaceted arts and cultural programs, visit metro.net/art, Instagram and Facebook.