James "Jimmy" McKissic, an international concert pianist, will play an all-Schumann benefit concert at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., at 7 p.m. May 10.

James “Jimmy” McKissic, an international concert pianist, will play an all-Schumann benefit concert at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., at 7 p.m. May 10.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be open seating. Tickets go on sale May 1 and will be $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Before spending nearly 40 years playing at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France and Raffles Hotel in Singapore, McKissic was a student at AM&N College, now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, in the 1960s. He attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkley and in 1969, he won the competitive Hertz Scholarship to continue his studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Well-educated and extremely talented, McKissic has entertained presidents and other dignitaries and performed at Carnegie Hall on many occasions.

The Art Krewe will provide a reception following the performance.

The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibits are offered through The Center’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of seven museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.