Outstanding Classical Guitarist to Perform in Thermopolis May 10 – Free

Hot Springs County Library–Thermopolis Flyer

Who: Classical Guitarist Jack Sanders

When: May 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Hot Springs County Library

Sponsors: The Piatigorsky Foundation, Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation, with support from Hot Springs County Library and Wyoming Arts Council

Cost: Free to all. Come hear an outstanding guitarist! 

See and hear Jack Sanders play one of the instruments he built at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55LFrQbBXBA. Sanders also discusses the differences in tuning and playing a baroque guitar.

Honored in 2013 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Guitar Society, Jack Sanders has performed throughout the country, from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine, Colorado and California. In 1988, he toured China, where he performed at the Shanghai Conservatory — the first U.S. guitarist to appear after the Cultural Revolution. This year, Sanders will perform in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Iowa on behalf of The Piatigorsky Foundation.

A faculty member of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University since 1980, Sanders received his degrees from California Institute of the Arts in 1980. He has appeared with violinist Clayton Haslop has appeared at two GFA Festivals, Merkin Hall in New York, the Oregon Bach Festival and in concerts from Hawaii and Alaska to Maine. The Haslop/Sanders Duo 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 and violinist Clayton Haslop have recorded for Centaur and Townhall. Sanders recorded the Preludes of Ponce, Villa-Lobos and Carlevaro, which Townhall Records released in 2000. With oboist Allan Vogel and flutist Janice Tipton, Sanders has appeared at the International Music Festival of Costa Rica and the Sedona Chamber Music Festival.

An accomplished luthier, Sanders builds modern guitars, vihuelas, baroque guitars and 19th Century instruments. Recently, he built copies of a Rene Lacôte (c. 1830) for the San Francisco Conservatory and Yale University, and a baroque guitar modeled after a 1700 Stradivarius for the UCLA Baroque Ensemble.

To read a more detailed biography, click here.


About The Piatigorsky Foundation:  The Piatigorsky Foundation was established in 1990 by Evan Drachman 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.

For over 26 years, The Piatigorsky Foundation’s commitment to artistic excellence and public outreach has fascinated many avid concert goers as well as curious first-timers. It is this combination of complimentary access, flamboyant performances and human warmth that makes Piatigorsky Foundation concerts so appealing to diverse audiences. For the fourteenth consecutive year, The Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. In an effort to serve more communities, two tours are being presented in Wyoming.

The Spring tour in northeastern Wyoming begins in Powell May 8, travels to Thermopolis May 10 and concludes in Greybull May 12. It includes public concerts and school outreach programs. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator.

To read more about the Piatigorsky Foundation: http://www.piatigorskyfoundation.org