Jim Sorensen

Jim Sorensen

CASA GRANDE — Jim Sorensen will perform a piano concert fundraiser at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, in the Family Life Center at First Presbyterian Church, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane.

During the show, Sorensen will perform the entire “Moonlight Sonata” and “Rhapsody in Blue” as well as original piano pieces and other classical music.

The show will be Sorensen’s last, at least for a while.

“I will be doing one more piano concert before we leave town,” he said.

Sorensen has worked for the Arizona Department of Economic Security for 32 years. He will retire June 25 from his position as regional program manager for unemployment insurance.

“My wife and I are moving out of our home and Phoenix,” he said. “We have bought an RV and will be full-time RV living while traveling all over the country and Canada.”

Although he plans to visit friends in Casa Grande and will continue tuning pianos, he doesn’t anticipate performing any other concerts.

The May 23 concert is a fundraiser for Seeds of Hope. Seating is limited, but Sorensen said he will perform again at 5 p.m. if there is enough interest.

Known for years as “Casa Grande’s Piano Man,” Sorensen is a classical pianist who also performs popular music. He often performs fundraiser concerts in Casa Grande and has long been involved in the local music community.

He worked for about 20 years in an Arizona Department of Economic Security office in Casa Grande but moved to Phoenix in 2011 after receiving a promotion.

More information about his music is available online at jimsorensenpiano.com. Recordings of his music and CDs will be available for purchase after the concert.

Tickets to the show are a suggested donation of $15 each. They may be purchased by sending an email to jspianoevents@gmail.com or by calling 520-560-1556.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.

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