Huntley Rotary to host benefit piano concert
Pianist Lyudmila Yasinetskaya, formerly with the Odessa Philharmonic in Ukraine, will be the featured artist for a concert to benefit student scholarships and the End Polio Now campaign Saturday, May 11, at Huntley High School.
The concert is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Huntley.
Instrumentals and vocals also will be presented by seven local student performers.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 23719 Harmony Road, Huntley. Selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach, Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Zamoroko, Eduardo di Capua, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.
Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors or $10 for students. Tickets are available online at tinyurl.com/ordertixHHS, at the door, or call (858) 876-8279.
The world is 99.9 percent polio free, with only 20 cases last year in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Polio is still only a plane ride away from coming back to the U.S. until it is totally eradicated elsewhere.
The Huntley Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pinecrest Golf Club, 11220 Algonquin Road in Huntley. Check the website in advance to see if the club is having a social or doing community service.
On May 7, during Youth Service Month, Brian DiBona speaks about the Friends of McHenry County College.