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Cole Corner: Libraries-sponsored concert an opportunity not to be missed
May 28, 2013 · Cathy Boggs


Living in a small town does not mean you shouldn't have access to big-name musical talent. That was the underlying belief of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, who said: "Music is not a luxury, but a necessity of life." The Piatigorsky Foundation was established in honor of him in 1990. The foundation's mission is to bring music to small towns and small venues across the United States, playing in libraries, community centers, churches, schools - where people gather.

This year, the Piatigorsky Foundation is sending world-renowned guitarist Jack Sanders to our community. Sanders not only plays classical guitar to audiences throughout the world, but he is an accomplished luthier - Sanders builds modern guitars, vihuelas, baroque guitars and 19th Century instruments.

Recently, he built Rene Lacôte (c. 1830) copies for the San Francisco Conservatory and Yale University, and a baroque guitar after Stradivarius (1700) for the UCLA Baroque Ensemble. 

Sanders will be performing pieces for baroque and classical guitars Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall above the Lisbon Public Library. This is a concert you won't want to miss.

We don't often get to hear this caliber of performer up close and personal, not to mention free of charge. We also don't get to hear a performer who knows their instrument so well that they could actually make it. There will be a small reception after the concert if you would like to take the time to meet Jack and learn more about his life as a professional musician or about the Piatigorsky Foundation. This concert is sponsored by Cole Library and Lisbon Public Library.

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