Pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett Headlines Desert Hot Springs Classical Concert
The fifth season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues with a performance by pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett. The concert takes place on Sunday, February 24, 4 p.m., at Grace Church, 17400 Bubbling Wells Rd., Desert Hot Springs. Admission is free, but donations at the door are welcome, and go directly to supporting the concert series.
"Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts was created to bring world-class classical music to audiences in Desert Hot Springs," said Founder and Artistic Director, Danny Holt. "We're especially honored that pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett is traveling all the way from Massachusetts to perform for our audience," Holt added. Also notable: Ms. Jakuc Leverett's performance will be the first concert to feature a newly-donated piano, courtesy of SoCal Pianos (Palm Desert) and an anonymous donor.
Pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett has performed on three continents, and is a frequent solo and chamber pianist in Western Massachusetts. She also presents lecture-recitals on women composers, and has been a toy piano artist since 2015. Inspired by Malcolm Bilson, Ms. Jakuc Leverett has performed on early pianos since 1986. A former board member of Arcadia Players (western Massachusetts), she has frequently appeared with them on her two Paul McNulty fortepianos. She has recorded three CDs, including her latest, Fantasies for Fortepiano. For more information, please visit: www.monicajakucleverett.com
Admission is free, thanks to underwriting from the City of Desert Hot Springs Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, support from local businesses, and individual donations. Cash donations at the door will benefit the high school's music program.