1/30/2013 8:46:00 AM Classical guitarist to give free concert Feb. 22
Jack Sanders, guitarist, luthier and writer, is this year's Piatigorsky performer appearing in a free concert at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Prescott Adult Center, and sponsored by the Yavapai Symphony Guild.
Sanders has made numerous recordings on classical guitar, and is a faculty member of Pomona College since 1980. He has taught guitar-building courses there and at California Institute of the Arts. In 1984, with violinist Clayton Haslop, Sanders toured for the California Arts Council that included a 1988 tour of China where he was the first U.S. guitarist to appear after the Cultural Revolution.
An accomplished luthier, Mr. Sanders builds classical and flamenco guitars, as well as historic reproductions of vihuelas and 19th Century instruments.
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 said, "Music makes life better. Music is a necessity. It is rich. It is imaginative. It is magnificent. And it is for everyone."
The Foundation is committed to carrying on Piatigorsky's noble aspiration by evoking cultural curiosity through educational and accessible live performances.