Piano adds heal­ing touch

Midland Reporter - - News -

PA­TIENTS and vis­i­tors at a Midland hos­pi­tal are be­ing treated to weekly piano per­for­mances in the foyer.

Mu­sica Viva donated a Stein­way piano to St John of God Health Care through the Act-Be­longCom­mit New Life In­stru­ment pro­gram spon­sored by Health­way.

The piano was housed at the Perth Con­cert Hall where it was played for many years by some of the world’s lead­ing per­form­ers.

It was gifted to the pro­gram by the Perth Theatre Trust.

Lunchtime per­for­mances at St John of God Midland Pub­lic and Pri­vate on Fri­days will fea­ture a num­ber of pro­fes­sional clas­si­cal and jazz pi­anists and stu­dents.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Glen Power said he was very grate­ful for the piano and for the sup­port of Mu­sica Viva and WA Acad­emy of Per­form­ing Arts with ar­rang­ing the pi­anists.

“The per­for­mances have been well re­ceived by both pa­tients and care­givers and build on St John of God Health Care’s fo­cus on the con­nec­tion be­tween the arts and health,” Dr Power said.

The per­for­mances are held most Fri­days from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Pian­ist Faith May­d­well gives the first per­for­mance at the hos­pi­tal.

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