Impressive performances

 

April 11, 2024



Musicians from the Piatigorsky Foundation will once again be offering a world class performance here in Thompson Falls. Violinist Linda Rosenthal and pianist Maxim Pakhomov will perform at the Thompson Falls Christian Church on Friday, April 12, at 1 p.m. This concert is open to the public and free, having been paid for by the Clark Fork Enrichment Corp.

I have been very fortunate to be able to attend the last three concerts held here. Famous cellist Evan Drachman, grandson of Gregor Piatigorsky, has come here twice along with an accomplished classical accompanist. Aware of the contrast between our remote location and the normal brighter-lit venues of concert halls and opera houses, it's been hard to keep the smile from my face as these great musicians have graced our humble walls with their talents.

Last May, after refreshments and conversations which followed their performance, the performers hastened to Trout Creek to pursue the allure of huckleberry milkshakes before flying back to New York.

Drachman created the Foundation in honor of his world famous cellist grandfather, to serve areas which are less likely to have ready access to classical performances. Gregor Piatigorsky toured and recorded as part of the “Million Dollar Trio” as dubbed by Life Magazine in 1950, along with pianist Arthur Rubenstein and violinist Jascha Heifetz. I only note this to try to give some sense of the caliber of music from which this Foundation draws.

I have been deeply impressed by each performance to date, and highly recommend the upcoming to anyone who appreciates classical music and live performances.

Bob Crowder, Thompson Falls

 

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