Pianist Jose Ramos-Santana opens the 2015-16 season of the Roche Visiting Artists Series at Mercyhurst University. He’ll perform Monday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall. The following afternoon he’ll conduct a masterclass for Mercyhurst music students at 2 p.m. in Walker. Both events are free and open to the public. A native of Puerto Rico, Ramos-Santana is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation. He performs a wide and diverse repertoire while being an acknowledged master of Spanish music. A top prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, he has performed extensively in the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Far East. For information, call 824-2394.