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Italian pianist to perform on Valentine’s Day at LSC-Kingwood

Romance and good music will fill the air as world-renowned Italian pianist Francesco Attesti performs at Lone Star College-Kingwood on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Valentine’s Day Concert, organized by the Humble Intercontinental Rotary Club, will take place in the college’s brand new Music Instructional Building’s Recital Hall. This event will not only treat the community to first-class music, it is also a fundraiser for the non-profit organizations that Rotary supports.

“Maestro Francesco Attesti is a Rotarian from Italy who announced that he was going to be in town. Since he happens to be a widely known concert pianist, we asked him if he would perform for us and in doing so raise money for Rotary charities,” said Marvin Monk, Humble Intercontinental Rotary member.

In appreciation of letting Rotary host the event in the Recital Hall and use the brand new Yamaha CFX Grand piano, proceeds will also go toward a music scholarship for students at LSC-Kingwood. The college is known in the community for its outstanding academics and its stellar music program.

“By partnering with LSC-Kingwood’s Music Department, Humble Intercontinental Rotary looks forward to providing top notch, world-class entertainment while supporting the needs of our local community in a very meaningful way,” Monk said. “We are so fortunate to have LSC-Kingwood as an integral part of our community. The college supports many musical programs such as the Kingwood Big Band and the Kingwood Chorale.”

According to Attesti’s bio, the Italian pianist is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century repertoire. He has won several national and international piano competitions throughout his successful career. Currently, Attesti performs in internationally prestigious concert halls such as Philharmonia Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Philharmonie Essen, International Piano Festival of Warsaw, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Cambridge University, Leicester University, Columbia University in New York, Denver University in Colorado, and the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan.

Tickets to the St. Valentine’s Day Concert are $20 each and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Molly Smith, Humble Intercontinental Rotary member, at 281-361-5679 or email her at mollyturman@hotmail.comand reference Rotary Event in the subject line.

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