DANK Haus German American Cultural Center presents an evening of six German masters on the grand piano performed by Mark Valenti in the Marunde Ballroom.
Enjoy of the some of the loveliest examples of early German Romanticism. During the composition of Variations Sé rieuses Felix Mendelssohn remarked to a friend, &ldquo I've never enjoyed myself so much.&rdquo
We believe you will as well!
Arabesque, op. 18 (1839) Robert Schumann
Sonata in G major, Hob. XVI:40 (1784) Franz Joseph Hayden
I. Allegretto e innocente
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (1735) J. S. Bach
Four Pieces (1854) Johannes Brahms
Romance in F major, op. 118
Intermezzo in A major, op. 118
Ballade in B minor, op. 10 no.3
Sonata in C Major, K. 330 (1778) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Andante cantabile Allegretto
Variations Sé rieuses, op. 54 (1841) Felix Mendelssohn
Tickets range in price from $12.00 to $20.00 in advance and are available for purchase online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/292782 or by phone at 773.561.9181
All tickets at the door are $23.00
This event is Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase. Free parking available at MB Financial lot Western & Gunnison. DANK Haus is located ½ block from the Western Brown Line stop.
This program is partially supported by a City Arts Program III Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
About Mark Valenti
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.
MarkValenti 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 neighborhood of Chicago and is available for lessons for all levels and all styles.