While strains of USU’s big annual outdoor concert drift across Logan on Thursday night, a more intimate music experience will be occurring inside a small building on Federal Avenue, where classical pianist Miki Sawada is making a stop on her unique “Gather Hear Tour.”
Although she’s no stranger to concert halls and music conservatories, Sawada four years ago was inspired to load her piano in a van and bring live classical music to everyday people in small-town America — playing in cafes, libraries and other community gathering places with the aim of making “meaningful human connections” in a time when many people are divided across socioeconomic and political lines.
These aren’t your typical classical music concerts, where silence and stillness are demanded of the audience. Sawada tries to create a more interactive and casual experience, and all ages are welcome. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.