2017-03-16 / Arts & Entertainment News

David Crohan to headline ‘Music for the Mind’ concert

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


David Crohan will perform as part of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s monthly “Music for the Mind” concert series on March 21 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. 
COURTESY PHOTO David Crohan will perform as part of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s monthly “Music for the Mind” concert series on March 21 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. COURTESY PHOTO He’s a local keyboard wizard who never has seen a piano.

And David Crohan will display his talents at the piano during a performance of “The Best of David Crohan” as part of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s monthly “Music for the Mind” concert series. The Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches will benefit from this concert at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace on Tuesday, March 21.

Without sight since infancy, Mr. Crohan crosses the traditional boundaries between classical and jazz music with ease and sophistication. His performances have aroused admiration throughout the country. He has performed for Billy Joel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, four U.S. first ladies, Rose Kennedy’s 100th birthday and now regularly holds his audience spellbound at Cafe L’Europe in Palm Beach.

Proceeds from the March 21 concert will benefit Lighthouse for the Blind’s children’s programs, offering services and year-round activities for babies and children who are blind or visually impaired. “Our kids are so fortunate to benefit from this annual concert,” said Mary Allen, director of vision services. “We are grateful to Kathi Kretzer and David Crohan for all they do to support our organization.” General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (with valid student ID) for the 7-9 p.m. show.

Guests also have the option to meet David Crohan during a special VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 7 p.m. The reception includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres and premier seating for $50 per person.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.lighthousepalmbeaches.org/ events or by calling event manager Julie Katzenberg at 586-5600, Ext. 3248.

“Music for the Mind” has provided 11,000 young musicians the opportunity to perform while raising over $550,000 to help promote music in our schools and community since 2002. Learn more at www.kretzerpiano.com/kpmf.

The Harriet Himmel Theater is at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. ¦

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