An All-American Piano Concert

Mark Valenti, piano

Saturday, March 19, 2022

4:00 PM

Wine reception to follow

PURCHASE TICKETS

PROGRAM

 

The Alcotts from the Concord Sonata - Charles Ives

 

Four Piano Blues - Aaron Copland

Freely poetic 

Soft and languid 

Muted and sensuous 

With bounce

 

Sonata, op. 26 - Samuel Barber

Allegro energico

Allegro vivace e leggero 

Adagio mesto

Fuga Allegro con spirito

 

Three Preludes - George Gershwin

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Andante con moto e poco rubato 

Agitato

 

Jazz Improvisations - Mark Valenti

To be announced from the stage

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BIOGRAPHY

The Charlotte House Series is thrilled to welcome for the first time Chicago-based pianist, Mark Valenti to perform on its series. Mark will be showcasing some of the most popular works by American composers, including the Barber Sonata the Gershwin Preludes. We are excited to have Mark perform some of his very own Jazz improvisations as well!

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.

Mark Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT, Chicago's classical music radio station. 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.

Formerly Professor of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago, and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, Mr. Valenti currently teaches at his studio in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.

A wine reception with light appetizers and an artist meet-and-greet will follow the concert. We hope you can join us!

VISIT MARK'S WEBSITE

EVENT TIMELINE:

3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 

     

A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert