Piano Master – Sunday November 11

Mark Valenti Performs at MERA Schoolhouse

The MERA Blue Jeans Classical music series is excited to announce a concert by the internationally renowned piano teacher and performer, Mark Valenti, on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 pm at the Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners.

Over his illustrious career, Mr. Valenti has performed in over 185 venues across the United States and internationally. As he is in Ottawa offering Master Classes at Carleton University, he has agreed to come and perform an exciting selection of music for MERA classical music lovers.

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 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.

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 neighbourhood of Chicago.

Tickets are $25, plus convenience fee, and are available at Ticketsplease.ca or (613) 485-6434.
Tickets are $28 at the door. Children under 16 are free.

To learn more about the MERA Classical Music Series click here.