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World-renowned pianist returns to SD for Ukrainian benefit concert

Calvin Jones performing “October” sample – solo piano.
Video by Daniel Mihalina
Calvin Jones performing “October” sample – solo piano.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Concert pianist Calvin Jones and his family lived in Ukraine until the Russian invasion. He's returning to his South Dakota roots with a series of concerts benefiting other Ukrainian refugees.

Before his concerts in Pierre and Aberdeen, he joined In the Moment to talk about his music and the country he called home.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.