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Piano Fort at the OCG

  • 36 - 48 Bowden St Castlemaine Australia (map)

Come and celebrate the piano with a night of finely crafted ivory-tickling musical virtuosity. 

In this age of novelties, gimmicks and wizz bang technology, the good old piano is often overlooked, set to the side to collect dust and slide awkwardly out of tune.

PIANO FORT returns to the Old Castlemaine Gaol for it's second year to once again celebrate this extraordinary instrument.  A carefully selected team of expert players will thoughtfully drag the piano back into the spotlight.

Pianists this time are: Charles Affleck, Kathryn Battaglene, Rose Turtle Ertler, Dante Michielin, Carl Pannuzzo, Jude Russell (all from Castlemaine) and Mars Drum (from Dimboola) and Michael Westlake & Georgina Williams (both from Ballarat)

One by one, each player will take charge of the fine machine we call the piano and ignite it with a series of short solo pieces and improvised duets.  Our MC Madeline Hudson, will be pulling names out of the hat to determine which player is up next and will be sure to keep all the players in line with the ring of her bell.

So, roll up, roll up! Set your eyes and ears upon one of the finest musical inventions ever known to woman and mankind!

Earlier Event: June 10
Castlemaine Jazz Festival
Later Event: July 7