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Classical pianist Adam Tendler to perform in San Diego, visit Hillcrest Youth Center

SAN DIEGO – Pianist, author and LGBT advocate Adam Tendler will make an appearance this week at Hillcrest Youth Center.

Tendler will speak at 7 pm Friday, Dec. 28, at Hillcrest Youth Center on Robinson Avenue. The event is open to LGBT youth ages 14 to 18 and their allies.

Organizers say Tendler will talk about sexual identity vs. artistic identity in his life as a classical musician and will read from his forthcoming memoir, “88x50.”

Tendler will also perform his “Night Thoughts” recital at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Central Library, 820 E St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Downtown. He will also do a reading from his memoir at 6 pm.

The musical program includes songs by Charles Ives, David Long, Aaron Copland, John Adams, Anthony Porter and John Cage.

Donations from the concert will benefit both the Central Library Concert Series and Hillcrest Youth Center.