Published On: Mon, Feb 18th, 2019

Kretzer Music Foundation’s To Present Legendary Pianist David Crohan

David Crohan

Kretzer Music Foundation’s MUSIC FOR THE MIND Concert Series To Present Legendary Pianist David Crohan At the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace

Tuesday, March 19, at 7 pm

Concert will Benefit Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches and the Kretzer Music Foundation

Boca Raton, FL –  The Kretzer Music Foundation’s popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return on Tuesday, March 19, with the legendary pianist David Crohan. The joyous musical event will be held at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit children’s programs of  Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, which offers services and year-round activities for babies and children who are blind or visually impaired, and the Kretzer Music Foundation’s scholarship fund.

Without sight since infancy, Crohan earned a master’s degree in performance and an artist’s diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music and became a world-renowned wizard at the piano. His uncanny talent, wit and versatility make him the consummate entertainer. As one of the most versatile pianists performing today, Crohan crosses the traditional boundaries between classical and jazz music with ease and sophistication. His performances have aroused admiration throughout the country. In addition, he has performed for Billy Joel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, four United States First Ladies, Rose Kennedy’s 100th birthday and now regularly holds his audience spellbound at Café L’Europe in Palm Beach.

General admission tickets to attend this MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert are $15 and $5 for students for the 7-9 pm show. Guests also have the option to meet Crohan during a special VIP cocktail reception 6-7 pm. The VIP reception includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres and premier seating for $50 per person.

How to Get Tickets for this MUSIC FOR THE MIND:

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit, or contact Mary Flack, Director of Development at the Lighthouse, at 561.348.0484.

For general admission tickets, please call Complete Ticket Solutions at 866.449.2489 or visit

About Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches:

For more than 70 years, Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches has been providing direct education and rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. The private, nonprofit organization is the only one of its kind based in West Palm Beach, FL. The Lighthouse assists persons with visual impairments to develop their capabilities to the fullest and to utilize them in the pursuits of life which are the right and privilege of all.

About the Kretzer Music Foundation:

Formerly known as the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, KMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the gift of music to children and seniors. “We are passionate about music being a part of every child’s life and the Foundation provides performance opportunities so young artists can share their talents with others,” says Kathi Kretzer.

In addition to awarding scholarships for music lessons and donating pianos to disadvantaged children and local children’s charities, KMF’s popular programs include:

+ The KRETZER KIDS, gifted young people who have performed over 60 concerts annually for 16 years in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community events and at children’s hospitals.

+  The Music for the Mind concert series presented the third Tuesday of every other month at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.  These concerts feature various musical groups from our area.  Beginning in 2002, Music for the Mind has provided more than 12,000 young musicians the opportunity to perform while raising over $650,000 to help promote music in our schools and community.

+ The Keyboards for Kids group piano classes were given to underprivileged children at Adopt-a-Family, the Boys and Girls Club and the Center for Creative Education. The foundation will soon be starting a group class in Belle Glade.

+ The headline-grabbing Keys to the Cities campaign placed 18 whimsically painted pianos in public spots from Jupiter to Delray Beach (and winner of the 2014 Bernays Award for Best Special Event from the Gold Coast PR Council). Afterwards, the pianos were donated to worthy local nonprofit organizations, including Adopt-a-Family, Quantum House, Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s, Grandma’s Place, Lighthouse for the Blind, Opportunity, Inc., Palms West Pediatric Oncology, Salvation Army and the YWCA, where they continue to brighten lives.

+  The PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE concerts held for five years featured a group of talented medical doctors and raised funds for local children’s charities and music education.

For more information about KMF, please visit

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