On Sunday, March 17th at 3 p.m., Pianist John Covelli will perform at the Phelps Mansion Museum during its Chamber Concert Series at 191 Court Street in Binghamton.
John Covelli’s multi-faceted career as a conductor and concert pianist spans many realms: orchestra, opera, ballet, Broadway, recordings, arranging, multi-media musical productions and solo performances. Testimony to his versatility is an extensive symphonic and piano repertoire embracing the full spectrum from classics to contemporary, including collaborations as both conductor and pianist with the world’s great orchestras, artists and gamut of superstars from opera, theater, film, jazz, rock, and folk music.
John Covelli was a piano prodigy, pleasing audiences since the age of four. Chicago-born, he was credited in his youth with numerous concerts, broadcast recitals and special musical awards. He performed at the Chicago Music Festival with the Chicago Symphony at age 9. As a teenager, John was the only concert pianist ever to win the famous Godfrey Talent Scout Program and appeared in a series of nationwide CBS-TV performances. His New York debut drew rave notices from every newspaper and major publication present including the Times stating, “This is one of the best debut recitals in our recollection.” While conductor and soloist of the famed Seventh Army Symphony, he was selected special musical ambassador for USIS gleaning accolades as featured touring soloist throughout Europe.
John Covelli is Conductor Laureate of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and founding Conductor of the Belleayre Festival Orchestra. Currently he is Music Director and Conductor of The International Repertory Orchestra, Music Director of A Company for Chamber Opera, Artistic Director of Kaleidoscope Concert Productions and serves on the Advisory Board of Goodwill Theater Inc., while fulfilling engagements as guest conductor, solo pianist, master teacher and chamber player.
Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for members and seniors, and $5 for students with I.D. Children 12 and younger are free. For more information, please call (607) 722-4873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available at the door.