Wyoming Arts Council

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming


Igor Begelman


Anna Khanina

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The spring 2015 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The concerts are free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Arts Council has served as the facilitator with each of the communities throughout the state.

The spring performance teams up clarinetist Igor Begelman with pianist Anna Khanina.

In performance of an astonishingly large and varied repertoire, clarinetist Igor Begelman’s virtuosity and imagination have been praised by critics as a “remarkable display of music making” — and have earned him an impressive list of awards, engagements and honors. He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Houston Symphony, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and I Musici de Montreal. His recital appearances have included engagements throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Israel. Learn more about Begelman at http://igorbegelman.com

Pianist Anna Khanina has been praised for her “brilliant technique, musicality, and irreproachable taste.” She regularly appears as a soloist and with chamber ensembles in Europe, U.S., Canada, and Israel. She has performed at such venues as 92nd Street Y Kaufman Hall, Symphony Space, Staller Center for Arts, Trinity Church, Yamaha Piano Salon in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Pianoforte Chicago, Georg Phillip Telemann Hall in Magdeburg, Muendener Schloss, Klavierhaus Doell, and University of Music and Drama in Hannover, Germany. For more information, go to http://www.piatigorskyfoundation.org/artist/khanina

For more information, contact Michael Shay at the WAC, 307-777-5234 or Mike.Shay@wyo.gov.

Here is the schedule for the spring 2015 Wyoming Piatigorsky Tour:

Monday, April 20: Public performance in Pinedale at the Sublette County Library Lovatt Room, 7 p.m. Local sponsors are Wyoming Community Foundation and Pinedale Fine Arts Council.

Tuesday, April 21: School show at Wamsutter’s Desert School, 235 Bugas, 2:33 p.m. Local sponsors: Sweetwater County School District #1 and Desert School.

Wednesday, April 22: Public performance in Riverton at Central Wyoming College, Peck Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Local sponsors: Arts in Action and CWC Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Thursday, April 23: Two school shows in Shoshoni. Shoshoni School, 112 West Third Street, 10 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Local sponsor: Shoshoni Schools.

Friday, April 24: Two schools shows in Riverton: Riverton Middle School band class, concert and talk, 9:40 a.m.; Riverton High School band class, 2001 W. Sunset Dr., performance and talk, 1:30 p.m. Local sponsors: Riverton Middle and High School music programs.

Saturday, April 25: Public performance in Guernsey: Guernsey-Sunrise High School West Gym, 172 W. Burlington St., 2 p.m. Local sponsor: Guernsey Outreach Center.

Caption for photos: The spring 2015 Piatigorsky Foundation tour of Wyoming teams up clarinetist Igor Begelman with pianist Anna Khanina.

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