In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), HCT has planned a “Wildlands Musical Stroll” on Saturday, September 14th from 1-4pm. Inspired by the “Piano in the Woods,” the mysterious piano that was discovered on Harwich conservation land in 2009 which oddly led to worldwide news coverage, the Wildlands Musical Stroll will showcase local musicians playing jazz, classical, and folk music on the original “piano in the woods” as well as guitar, mandolin, accordion and other instruments sprinkled throughout HCT’s 66-acre Bank Street Bogs Nature Preserve in Harwich Port. Meanwhile, members of the Guild of Harwich Artists will be painting the landscape live, in-person throughout the Preserve.
“The ‘piano in the woods’ back in 2009 was anonymously abandoned upright along with a piano bench giving the impression that someone was recently playing it beneath the canopy of pine-oak woodland. For some reason, the image of music blended with nature resonated with people and the story rocketed around the world,” said Michael Lach, HCT Executive Director. “Soon after the media frenzy subsided, the ‘piano in the woods’ found a home at the Harwich Historical Society. By special arrangement we’ll be bringing that very same piano back for an outdoor performance during the Wildlands Musical Stroll courtesy of three different experienced pianists. Several more musicians including “Wild Bill Corney,” Just Plain Folk, and Cajun Bob will share their talents. Stay tuned for more details about musicians, artists and the event on our website, ” said Lach.
Visitors can also enjoy food and beverages offered for sale at the food tent nestled in the Preserve.
Event parking will be at the Harwich Middle School on Sisson Road (Rt. 124) and HCT will be shuttling guests from there to the Wildlands Musical Stroll site courtesy of buses provided by Cape Destinations. The suggested donation for the event is $5 per person.