Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Maxime Gauthier performs on the street piano in Cabano. The eagle painted on the front of the piano looks as if it’s about to steal the pianist’s cell phone, or take part in a duet . . .

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.