Sanford-Hill Piano Series

Dear friends of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series,

It saddens me to inform you that we have had to cancel Imogen Cooper’s May 6 recital. In eighteen years we have never had to cancel a Sanford-Hill recital. As you may be aware, all performances in the Performing Arts Center have been canceled through the end of Spring Quarter.

The Sanford-Hill Piano Series may be unique in that all ticket proceeds benefit Western’s endowed piano scholarship funds. These are financially challenging times for our piano students and their families. If you have purchased a ticket, and choose not to request a refund, you will be supporting Western’s piano students.

Ford Hill writes:

"One of the things I am most proud about our piano recital series is that proceeds from ticket sales go to scholarships for talented piano students here at Western. Therefore any unrefunded ticket from the May 6th concert will go into the student scholarship fund."

Sibyl Sanford writes:

“I am also very proud that our concerts support student scholarships, and this to me is our most important mission with the Series. Please may everyone stay safe and healthy, and we will all get through this difficult time together."

Imogen Cooper was planning to offer us a program of Beethoven, Schoenberg, Haydn, and Schubert’s epic G major sonata. Imogen Cooper performed the last three Schubert sonatas at the Wigmore Hall in London in November, on the occasion of her seventieth birthday. You can watch this recital and experience this world-renowned artist here.

Jeffrey Gilliam
Artistic Director



Subscribers and ticket holders

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