Piatigorsky Foundation Concert

March 16, 2017

Media Contact:
Tammie Parkinson, WVC Foundation coordinator, (509) 682-6416
Kathleen LeBlanc, Piatigorsky Foundation, (212) 971-5309

The Woods Family Music Fund and the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will present a Piatigorsky Foundation concert on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center. The concert features violinist Linda Rosenthal and pianist Maxim Pakhomov.

The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 150. To reserve a seat, call (509) 682-6416.

A light hosted reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Linda Rosenthal performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as a soloist with the orchestra and as a chamber musician. With actor Bill Blush, she tours Strings & Stories, a show for young audiences that she created and premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1995. She is also the founder and artistic director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, and the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid, New York.

Over the past decade, Rosenthal has commissioned and premiered more than a dozen works, including pieces for solo violin, electric violin, violin and piano, and violin and narrator. Her most recent commission was Glacier Blue, a concerto for solo violin and jazz big band. Her four solo CDs feature the sonatas of Copland, Piston and Porter; Favorite Violin Encores; Fiddle de Bop, a collection of Americana music for violin and piano; and Glacier Blue with Bruce Paulson’s L.A. Allstar Big Band.

Maxim Pakhomov, originally from Russia, completed his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory. He has toured Russia, England, Scotland, Austria and Estonia in both solo and chamber music concerts. He maintains an active schedule as a chamber musician and chamber music coach. He has performed with The Westchester Chorale and is the principal pianist of the Bronx Opera Company. His solo performances include piano concertos by Rachmaninoff, Tschaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Brahms and Beethoven with the Orchestra of The Bronx; Beethoven’s Concerto No.4 with the Orchestra of the Barge Music Festival; the Triple concerto with the Bronx Symphony; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Staten Island Philharmonia; Bach’s D Minor Concerto with The Bach Festival Small Orchestra of the Lautreamont Concert Series; and The Beethoven Choral Fantasy with One World Symphony.

Pakhomov is a three-time winner of the Bronx Council on The Arts’ Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award.


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.