LUZERNE - A gala dinner and concert to benefit the Luzerne Music Center is set for Saturday Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Zankel Music Center of Skidmore College. The evening will feature music center founder and pianist Toby Blumenthal, new artistic director and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn,and faculty artist and pianist Cynthia Tobey.
Performances will also include rising star alumni and students of Luzerne Music Center, Ryan Reilly, Ian Nolan, Zlatomir Fung, Lavi Ben Dor, Sarah Scanlon and Matthew Scanlon. A silent auction will begin prior to the concert and run throughout the evening.
Following the concert will be a dinner featuring the jazz of the John Nazarenko Trio at the Surrey-Williamson Inn, honoring longtime friend and benefactor of Luzerne Music Center, Philly Dake.