Pianist Mark Valenti at Kahilu Theatre

Friday, March 17 at 6pm, Kahilu Theatre presents Mark Valenti in the next installment of the Kahilu Steinway Series.

Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis, and Mary Sauer.

In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary, and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster, and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler’s Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham.

The program for the evening will include Karol Szymanowski Four Mazurkas, op. 50, Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata no.31 in A flat major, op. 110, Claude Debussy Three Etudes, Johannes Brahms Three Pieces, and Sergei Prokofieff Sonata #7 in B flat major, op. 83.

Doors open at 5pm for the performance on Friday, March 17 at 6pm, and there will be snacks and beverages available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar.

The Kahilu Steinway Series is a series of performances showcasing Kahilu Theatre’s Model D Steinway Concert Grand piano at accessible ticket prices. Entry is free for ages 18 and under.

Tickets are $28 / $23 / $18 / $8 and available for purchase online at http://www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, M-F 9am to 1pm.

The Steinway Series is made possible by sponsorship by Mike & Ruth Bernstone, Sharon Cornish-Martin, Karen Ferrara, Betty & Lee Meyerson, Dr. Marcia Wishnick & Mr. Stanley Wishnick, and Other Friends of Kahilu.

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