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Renowned Pianist To Perform At ARTS/West

Chelsea Peterson

Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 4:31 pm
Photo Credit: 
Jane Feldman Photography
Mark Kelso
Mark Kelso, "Raghupati Raghava"

Marietta, Ohio, native Mark Kelso will offer a concert of uplifting piano music and songs on Wednesday, May 29 at Arts/West in Athens.

Kelso is founder and CEO of Muddy Angel Music, a music education and production company and recording studio specializing in transformational music. 

His music catalog of over 20 CDs is played throughout the world in hospitals, hospices and healing services.

Kelso's concerts often feature songs that are composed on the spot for members of the audience, which he records and emails to those individuals if they so choose.

He has performed in many North American venues, including Madison Square Garden, Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch and the Detroit Symphony Hall, while his music has been praised by actor Ben Kingsley, pianists Dave Brubeck and George Winston, and physicians Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Patch Adams.

Kelso has also appeared with Christopher Reeve, Deepak Chopra, Michael Jackson and a host of other presenters.

After serving as the music director at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Mass., in the '80s and '90s, he became the music director at Richmond Congregational Church in Richmond, Mass., where he lives with his wife, Arti, and their two sons. 

Kelso’s CD's will be on sale at the concert. Admission is by donation/free will offering.