The Beat interviews pianist and Worthington native Mark Swartzentruber, in town for a Nov. 3 concert at the McConnell Arts Center. Visit

Worthington native Mark Swartzentruber, an internationally acclaimed classical pianist, returns home this week for a couple of performances, including a Saturday, Nov. 3, show at the McConnell Arts Center.

You may know the MAC is a former Worthington school, and just so happens to be where Swartzentruber himself attended sixth grade.

The program includes pieces by Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart. Check out for ticket information.

For more information on Mr. Swartzentruber, visit