National City Christian Church
April 24, 2020
Mark Valenti, Pianist


Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Mark Valenti in a program of piano music by Claude Debussy that was originally presented by the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful musicians who have contributed recordings of their performances to make possible these virtual concerts.

Instructions: Make sure that the volume on your computer is turned on, then click here  to begin today’s concert performance.




Images: 1st series – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

  • Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water)
  • Hommage à Rameau (Tribute to Rameau)
  • Mouvement (Movement)



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 recitals 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. He will be performing a live piano concert at National City Christian Church on Friday, October 16, 2020.

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