Who: Canadian pianist Lucas Wong
What: He'll be playing a rarely performed work, George Crumb's "Makrokosmos," volumes I and II.
Why: To benefit The Riverfront Children's Center's tuition assistance program. The non-profit center, based in Groton, provides early educational services and full-time care to low-income children and their families.
More about the pianist: Wong has recently been associated with the Yale Department of Music, Yale Opera and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Julliard School of Music and New York City Opera, among others.
More about the composer: George Crumb is not to be confused with George Crum, who invented potato chips. This Crumb is a contemporary classical music composer known for his experimental and adventurous work.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarke Auditorium, Mitchell College, New London
Tickets: $25 ($20 in advance)
Contact: Susan Bailey at Riverfront Children's Center at (860) 445-2831 or email@example.com
- KRISTINA DORSEY