Piatigorsky Foundation Brings Classical Music To Idaho's Big Towns And Burgs

Apr 25, 2019

Cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Wan-Chi Su are with the Piatigorsky Foundation and are playing classical pieces in some of Idaho's biggest communities and smallest towns. The foundation is nearly 30 years old and is named in honor of Drachman's grandfather, Gregor Piatigorsky, who was the 20th century's preeminent cello player.
Credit Brittany Yann / Boise State Public Radio

At one point in history, music by the great composers was at the heart of popular culture. Ageless compositions by Brahms and Beethoven may no longer be on everyone’s lips, but an organization dedicated to sharing the richness of classical music is bringing the melodies to communities throughout Idaho.

The Piatigorsky Foundation is offering a free concert in Nampa this (Apr. 25) evening at the Hispanic Cultural Center starting at 7 p.m. Cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Wan-Chi Su will be in Salmon April 26 and 27, Wallace, Idaho on Sunday, April 28 and in both Osburn and Silverton on April 29.

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