Molinaro Plays Beatles

At the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center

    Anthony Molinaro, a first-prize winner of the Naumberg piano competition, will perform on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center as part of the Rising Stars piano series 10th anniversary celebration.

    The program will feature selections from the pianist’s new CD, “Here, There and Everywhere,” which explores the music of the Beatles. Included are the artist’s interpretations of such Beatle classics as “Blackbird,” “Yesterday,” and “The Long and Winding Road,” as well as his prelude and fugue based on “Norwegian Wood” and a theme from “In My Life.” Compositions by Debussy and Brahms and the slow movement of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, will round out the program.

    Mr. Molinaro is known to South Fork concertgoers as a Pianofest veteran. He performs as a jazz pianist and is a teacher at such institutions as Loyola University. For three summers he ran a music program at the Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged children.

    The anniversary series will continue on Nov. 9, when Awadagin Pratt takes over the grand piano and on Dec. 14, with Qi Xu.