Piatigorsky Foundation concert at WVC March 22
Feb. 21, 2019
Ellora La Shier, WVC Foundation coordinator, 509-682-6417
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a Piatigorsky Foundation concert on Friday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center (MAC). The concert features pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion. It is sponsored by the Wilf Woods family.
The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist. He played his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra, and his New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1999. He was on the chamber music faculty of the Aspen Music Festival, and the Garth Newel Summer Music Festival. He was also the pianist for the Garth Newel Piano Quartet for three seasons. Festival appearances include the Amelia Island, Highland-Cashiers, Music in the Vineyards, and Santa Fe. Asuncion is the founder and artistic and board director of FilAm Music Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to promoting Filipino classical musicians through scholarship and performance. He received his doctorate in music in 2007 from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is also a Steinway artist.
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 http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.
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