The Desert Hot Springs classical concert series will continue in March with back-to-back events, it was announced Thursday.

The free concert series will continue with an “Afternoon Concert Crawl” on March 5 and a performance from pianist Paul Cornish at Grace Church on March 6. The concert series made its return in February for the first time since 2020.

“After almost two years since presenting our last public concerts, we are beyond thrilled to offer a full season of live in-person performances this February through April,” said Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts Founder and Artistic Director Danny Holt.

The fourth annual “Afternoon Concert Crawl” will feature outdoor performances at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, the City Hall Amphitheater and the new Desert Hot Springs Library. Short performances will occur at each venue at 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., making it possible to attend all three concerts in any order, according to city spokesperson Doria Wilms.

The weekend of performances will continue on March 6 with a 4 p.m. recital by Cornish at Grace Church. Cornish is an accomplished performer, he won the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition, performed around the world and is currently the pianist for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance. Cornish will play music by Black American women composers as well as his own compositions.

Admission to all concerts are free and audience members at the indoor Grace Church performance will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask.

To learn more about the concert series, go to dhsclassicalconcerts.org.

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