Monday, February 28, 2011

Pianist Valenti Performs Friday for Washington College Concert Series

CHESTERTOWN—Accomplished Chicago-based pianist Mark Valenti will perform Friday evening, March 4, at 8 o’clock as part of the Washington College Concert Series. His performance will take place in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. The program will include pieces by Aaron Copland and Jon Fisher, along with Debussy’s Estampes and Beethoven’s Sonata no. 28 in A Major, op. 101.
Valenti holds a bachelor of music degree from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and a master of music degree from Northwestern University and has studied with Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. Formerly Professor of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, he now teaches at his private studio in Chicago.
He has soloed in cities throughout the U.S. and has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg. He also has worked extensively in jazz, including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey. For more:
Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 18 and under. Washington College students are admitted free with a valid ID.