Legendary local pianist David Crohan will once again lend his extraordinary talents at the piano during a performance of “Mozart and the Movies” 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 in CityPlace on Tuesday, March 15.
Blind since birth, David began playing the piano at age three and holds two Master of Arts degrees and an Artist’s Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music. Crohan’s exceptional execution of all styles of music, coupled with a passion that fills the room, captivates every audience. A wizard at the piano, he entertains with vigor, imagination and humor.
He has performed for Billy Joel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, four United States First Ladies, Rose Kennedy’s 100th birthday and now regularly holds his audience spellbound at Cafe L’Europe.
Proceeds from the March 15 concert will benefit the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches’ LITE (Learning Independence through Experience) Club for kids. The club offers year-round activities for children who are blind or visually impaired.
“Our kids are so fortunate to benefit from this annual concert. We are grateful to Kathy Kretzer and David Crohan for all they do to support our organization,” says director of vision services Mary Allen.
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 6-7 pm. The reception includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres and premier seating for $50 per person.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.lighthousepalmbeaches.com/events or by calling the Lighthouse’s Event Planning Manager Julie Katzenberg at (561) 586-5600, ext. 3248.
The concert is presented by Kretzer Piano Music Foundation and is being underwritten by Concert Grand Sponsors NCCI (National Council on Compensation insurance), Jon Smith Subs and Retina Care Specialists, and Petite Grand Sponsors Vince & Mary Jo Elhilow.
The Harriet Himmel Theater is located at 700 S. Rosemary Ave in West Palm Beach.