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Steinway Peace Piano Visits Philly

The Steinway Peace Piano, which will travel around the world for the next two years to promote peace, will make a stop in Philadelphia from Oct. 11 through Oct. 14 for a series of performances by jazz musicians including Dave Burrell, Eric Mintel, the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, and Tom Lawton. The piano—specially designed to increase the public’s awareness of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and to raise money for children through music—will be at Philadelphia’s WRTI’s 90.1 FM’s new studio and will have special concerts each day, including an all-day Jazz Jam for Peace.

The Steinway Peace Piano made its debut in May 2004, when acclaimed Steinway artist and newly appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lang Lang became the first pianist to play it. Since then, and for the next two years, the piano will tour the world in a series of events, including concerts and “perform-a-thons” by local children to raise money for other children around the world.

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