An All-American Piano Concert
Mark Valenti, piano
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Wine reception to follow
The Alcotts from the Concord Sonata - Charles Ives
Four Piano Blues - Aaron Copland
Soft and languid
Muted and sensuous
Sonata, op. 26 - Samuel Barber
Allegro vivace e leggero
Fuga Allegro con spirito
Three Preludes - George Gershwin
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Andante con moto e poco rubato
Jazz Improvisations - Mark Valenti
To be announced from the stage
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!
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