PUC Fine Arts Series Features Pianist John Covelli

By Katelynn Christensen on October 25, 2010

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Internationally acclaimed pianist John Covelli will perform a free concert at Pacific Union College on Saturday, October 30, at 7 p.m. in the Paulin Hall Auditorium as a featured musician in the college’s Fine Arts Series. The program includes selections from Copland, Lizst, Beethoven, Paul Ben-Haim, Debussy, Griffes and Gottschalk. Donations are gladly accepted.

Covelli is an international prize-winning pianist, having won two of Europe’s most presigious piano competitions—the Queen Elizabeth of Brussels and the Busoni International Piano Competition. A Chicago-born prodigy, his career has spanned the realms of orchestral involvement, solo piano performance, and conducting in a variety of ensembles. He is a popular guest conductor, master teacher and chamber player. 

Covelli is the founding conductor of the Belleayre Festival Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Binghamton Philharmonic. He is music director of both A Company for Chamber Orchestra and A Company for Chamber Opera, and artistic director of Kaleidoscope Concert Productions. Additionally, he is conductor and music director of the International Repertory Orchestra and the curator of classical music at the Goodwill Theatre, Inc., in Greater Binghamton. For more information on Covelli, visit www.johncovelli.com.

PUC's Fine Arts Series invites the Napa Valley community to share in culturally rich musical experiences featuring outstanding soloists and chamber ensembles—some of the best and brightest of the musical world with repertoire that enrich, entice, excite and entertain.