The Petersburg Arts Council tonight presents Montreal-based pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert who will perform a mix of classical music at the Lutheran Church. Yaple-Schobert was born in Wisconsin and moved with his family to Canada when he was two years old. He studied piano at the University of Montreal and Nordic music in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. He’s been featured on BRAVO television and has performed in seven countries. This is his first visit to Alaska and he also plans stops in Haines and Skagway.

Joe Viechnicki spoke with him about the program for tonight.

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Yaple-Schobert performs tonight at 7 p.m. at the Petersburg Lutheran Church.