An internationally renowned Steinway pianist will perform in Kerrville this weekend.
The concert, featuring pianist Don Irwin, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 321 Thompson Drive. Tickets are $25.
The event, “An Evening to Remember,” will benefit the Dietert Center’s Dementia Care Advocates program to honor the memory of John Iman on his birthday. Iman was a great friend to the Dementia Care Advocates, as he was instrumental in the founding of the program in honor of his late wife, Joan Iman.
Don Irwin became close friends with Iman and is honored to be in Kerrville to help celebrate his birthday and his legacy to the local community. Irwin’s music ranges from the classics to show tunes and original compositions. While playing, he communicates the sentiments of his heart and tells the stories behind each selection. Irwin’s mother passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, so the DCA cause is close to his heart.
Proceeds from this year’s concert will go toward funding to expand the dementia programs and services offered at the Dietert Center. The Dementia Care Advocates program offers workshops, training, support groups and day respite for families and caregivers and additional educational seminars for the public.
Following the concert, attendees may meet Irwin and the John T. Iman family at the dessert and coffee reception.
“Memory loss can affect anyone, but the Dementia Care Advocates provide hope and help for individuals and families affected by cognitive impairment to help live life to the fullest,” states a press release from the Dietert Center. “If you are experiencing memory loss, you’re not alone. Memory loss affects many people, especially as the years add up. For more information about our Dementia Care Advocates program, contact Peggy Pilkenton at the Dietert Center, 830-792-4044, extension 225.”
Tickets for Saturday’s show can be purchased at the Dietert Center, 451 Guadalupe St. until 5 p.m. Friday or online at dietert