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Public piano ascends to summit of Grouse Mountain (VIDEO)

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DH Vancouver Staff Jul 30, 2014 8:57 am

Over the weekend, Grouse Mountain became the latest recipient of an initiative to bring public pianos to the region.

The piano was loaded onto a Grouse Mountain Skyride gondola cabin and lifted to the peak, where it was then positioned in an outdoor area near the chalet for mountain goers to enjoy. The entire process was recorded on time lapse video to the epic tune of Goachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”, best known as the theme to The Lone Ranger.

Pacey’s Pianos have scattered public pianos across Metro Vancouver’s high traffic public spaces, providing people with the opportunity to make their own music.

Public pianos were also recently added to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, the River Market in New Westminster, and Surrey Central Station.

It complements CityStudio Vancouver’s Key To The Streets locations within Vancouver that include Canada Place, Stanley Park, the Olympic Village and Chinatown.

The pianos are not permanent installations and will be relocated and donated to a community organization for their own permanent use when summer is over.

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Grouse Mountain public piano

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