Wyoming Arts Council

Piatigorsky sponsors violinist tour in April

Violinist Paul Rosenthal, sponsored by the Piatigorsky Concert Tour, will perform ten concerts in Wyoming during April. The public is invited to attend these free performances.

The Muriel and Dr. Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Foundation in Sheridan underwrites the tour. This is the fifth year that the Thickman Family Foundation has sponsored it. The Piatigorsky Foundation, a national arts services organization, whose mission is to bring live classical music to individuals who do not have the geographical access or financial means to attend concerts, presents Rosenthal.

This year’s tour was coordinated by the Wyoming Arts Alliance in conjunction with the Wyoming Arts Council.

Rosenthal, who resides in Alaska, began playing violin at the age of three. He studied at both The Julliard School and at the University of Southern California.

In 1972, Rosenthal founded the Sitka Summer Music Festival, which continues to attract musicians and audiences from throughout the world. This festival is recognized as one of the outstanding chamber music festivals in the United States.

Rosenthal has performed as soloist with orchestras from Alaska to New York, as well as in recitals and chamber music performances in Canada, Germany, Holland, Scotland and the Bahamas, in addition to the United States. In 1968, he record with Gregor Piatigorsky among others.

Rosenthal holds honorary degrees as Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Alaska and Doctor of Music from Alaska Pacific University.

The Rosenthal concert schedule is as follows:

April 18: 1 p.m., Laramie, Albany County Public Library, 310 S. 8th Street, master class for home school students, 307-721-2580
April 19: Noon, Laramie, Albany County Public Library, 310 S. 8th Street, 307-721-2580
April 20: Open Date
April 21: 7 p.m., Lander Valley High School. 350 Baldwin Creek Road, 307-332-3640
April 22: 7 p.m., Riverton, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., 307-855-2000
April 23: 7 p.m., Rock Springs, Western Wyoming Community College, College Room 1003, 2500 College Drive, 307-382-1600
April 24: 4-6 p.m., Evanston, Davis Middle School, 837 No Name Street, 307-789-8096, free master strings class
April 25: 7 p.m., Evanston, Davis Middle School, 837 No Name Street, 307-789-8096
April 26: Concert to be determined
April 27: 2 p.m., Lyman, Lyman High School, 1305 E. Clark St., 307-787-6195

FMI: Whitney Llewelyn at the Wyoming Arts Alliance, 307.277.3684

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