Italian Concert to Wow Crowd at Kingwood Church

Published on: January 17, 2013

Francesco AttestiIn February 2012, Italian pianist Francesco Attesti thrilled a packed audience at Lone Star College-Kingwood with his wonderful renditions of classical favorites.

This year, Attesti will perform an encore with his fellow Italian musical compatriot-organist Matteo Galli at the First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is sponsored by the Kingwood Musical Arts Society (KMAS).

“The Italians will bring a vibrant stylistic approach to classical music and I am especially interested in hearing Galli’s registrations on the Redman Pipe Organ,” said Dr. Todd Miller, music professor at LSC-Kingwood and music director at the Presbyterian Church. “It is a rare combination to have an Italian pianist and organist together, and like Italian wine, they will bring fresh colors and flavors to their instruments and to the music of Mozart, Verdi, George Gershwin and others.”

A special highlight of the concert is the new piano/organ arrangements of Giuseppe Verdi’s popular overtures and arias that will be performed in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Italian operatic master’s birth.

“Francesco Attesti is a delightful person and artist. KMAS is thrilled to present this concert opportunity for the greater Lake Houston area public,” said Marvin Monk, former KMAS board member and a Humble Intercontinental Rotary Club member. Rotary sponsored Attesti’s 2012 performance.

The concert is free, but a minimum $15 donation per person is suggested. Donations can be made at LSC-Kingwood or at the door. The First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood is located at 5520 Kingwood Drive. For more information, visit www.kingwoodmusicalarts.org or contact Angie Spargur, LSC-Kingwood events coordinator, at 281-312-1709.

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