10. February 2014 · Comments Off on The Grand Departs · Categories: Read Online

How many cyclists does it take to pull a grand piano up a hill?

Imove and Hebden Bridge Piano Festival will answer that question in The Grand Departs, an epic musical and physical feat of strength and endurance staged for Yorkshire Festival 2014 to celebrate the Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire.

On 5 April, helped by a team of Calderdale’s most resilient cyclists, we’ll pull a grand piano on a PianoPorté – a new invention by sculptor Andy Plant – up the longest continuous ascent in England. While it climbs the six miles up Cragg Vale, local and international pianists will play a specially composed musical work by David Nelson.

We’re not sure we’ll do it, but we’ll try our best! Come help give us a good send-off from Mytholmroyd at noon and cheer us along as we make our way to Blackstone Edge.

Read here.

I’m thinking an oboe would have been easier.

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