This past Sunday I was privileged enough to witness John Covelli perform as a solo pianist and accompanied by a violinist and cellist as well.

Covelli was the conductor of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra for many years and has played and conducted all over the world! How amazing that someone with his talent landed here in Binghamton, NY. Covelli's repertoire spans from opera to jazz to rock.

"In the first half of the show, Covelli performed Sonata "qausi una Fantasia" in E flat, Opus 27, No. 1 by Beethoven, Poissons d'or ("Goldfish") by Debussy, and Consolation No. 3 in D Flat as well as St. Francis Walking on the Waters by Liszt solo.Mind you, he memorized all of these pieces and being a piano player myself, I'm not exactly sure how he did it!

For the second half of the program, Covelli was joined by violinist James Wallenberg and cellist Stephen Stalker who were equally as impressive in their own rights. The three performed Piano Trio, Opus 101 by Brahms to conclude a fantastic and inspiring show.

If you were not able to attend the show this past Sunday, mark on your calender Sunday March 23rd and Sunday May 11th to witness the infamous John Covelli and Friends at the Schorr Family Firehouse in Johnson City! If you are looking for culture in Binghamton, this is the place to go! For tickets and information on these performances, click here.