Piatigorsky Foundation concert at WVC March 23

Media Contact:
David Davin, WVC Foundation executive director, (509) 682-6415
Tammie Parkinson, WVC Foundation coordinator, (509) 682-6416

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a Piatigorsky Foundation concert on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center (MAC). The concert, featuring solo guitarist Jack Sanders, is part of the WVC Foundation Community Appreciation Series.

The Woods family is a sponsor of this event. Wilfred and Kathy Woods brought the Piatigorsky Foundation concerts to WVC after the MAC opened in 2012.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and seating is limited to 150. The foundation recommends reserving your seat early, as this popular event filled up early last time it was held. To reserve a seat, call (509) 682-6416.

Jack Sanders is a solo guitarist, chamber musician and teacher. His performances include the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Kapalua Music Festival of Hawaii, Arrowhead Bach Festival, and solo appearances with numerous orchestras. Sanders received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Guitar Society in 2013. In 1984, Jack Sanders formed a duo with violinist Clayton Haslop. They have performed at Guitar Foundation of America Festivals, Merkin Hall in New York, the Oregon Bach Festival and elsewhere. The Haslop/Sanders Duo has toured for the California Arts Council, and a 1988 tour of China included the Shanghai Conservatory, where Mr. Sanders was the first U.S. guitarist to appear after the Cultural Revolution. Sanders has been a faculty member of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University since 1980 and has taught guitar-building courses at California Institute of the Arts and Pomona College. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California Institute of the Arts. Sanders also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Guitar Foundation of America.


About The Piatigorsky Foundation: Evan Drachman established The Piatigorsky Foundation in 1990 in honor of his grandfather Gregor Piatigorsky. Piatigorsky deeply believed in the healing and inspiration power of classical music. He once said, “Music makes life better. Music is a necessity. It is rich. It is imaginative. It is magnificent. And it is for everyone.” The Piatigorsky Foundation is committed to carrying on Piatigorsky’s mission by evoking cultural curiosity through educational and accessible live performances.

The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. It exists to build relationships between the community and the college and raise financial support for Wenatchee Valley College students, programs, faculty and staff, as well as special projects such as building campaigns like the Music and Art Center. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at www.wvc.edu/foundation.