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Monday Night Concert Series: Pianist Mark Valenti

Pianist Mark Valenti performs at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community The Monday Night Concert Series continues with pianist Mark Valenti at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Valenti received his master’s degree in Music from Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree in Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. He 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., Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.

Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has 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 a professor of music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, Valenti currently teaches at his studio in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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