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The event will feature Maestro David Helfgott, patron of Pianos for the People, plus Yantra de Vilder and the Northern Rivers Ephemera Choir .

De Vilder installs pianos in public places for the community to play. In November she will be installing a grand piano under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. She believes accessible music and colour in the streets play a major role in our recovery in these unprecedented times, as we are being challenged to reassess our sense of belonging as a collective and diverse society.

In each location, De Vilder gathers pianos, local musicians, choirs and artists. Together they create totally unique free outdoor performances, inspired by the land and people, the love of pianos and making music together. 

At the heart of this project are music recycling and the importance of gifting, restoring and reinventing unwanted pianos.

This event will be held on November 5 at 7pm at the Mullumbimby Memorial Garden next to the Civic Memorial Hall.

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