Classical Pianist Hunter Noack Reimagines the Concert Hall in the Spectacular Outdoors

Meet Hunter Noack, a pianist from Oregon who tows his 9-foot Steinway piano all across the Pacific Northwest, playing in scenic areas such as the Columbia Gorge and the Alvord Desert. He says that these vast areas are the Pacific Northwest’s natural halls and churches. He performs in landscape spaces with astounding natural beauty and rich history, places where people normally would not have access to classical music. “I hope that they find little moments of magic,” Noack said. “It’s those little moments… that draw people’s emotions, that like give them space to feel something and to notice the beauty around us … And even for an hour, wander wherever they want is something totally worth doing.”

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