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DATE: September 10, 2009 3:15:49 PM PDT
WWU’s Sanford Piano Series Presents Charlie Albright in Concert Oct. 9

Contact: WWU Department of Music, (360) 650-3130

BELLINGHAM Western Washington University’s Sanford Piano Series will begin its 2009-2010 season with a concert featuring Charlie Albright at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Concert Hall.

Charlie Albright
photo by Tatsunori Hashimoto

Originally from Centralia, 20-year-old Charlie Albright has performed both as a solo and collaborative artist throughout the United States, France, and Australia to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim.  On numerous occasions he has taken the stage with Yo-Yo Ma - including a ceremony for Senator Ted Kennedy and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Chamber Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic, and various other orchestras.  Described as a “poet of the piano” by The New York Times, Albright was just named a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist.   

In conjunction with his Sanford Piano Series recital, Albright will conduct a master class for young musicians from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the PAC Concert Hall.  The master class is free and open to the public.  For additional information about this educational opportunity, please contact the WWU Department of Music at (360) 650-3130. 

Tickets for the concert are available through the WWU Box Office and range in price from $9 to $16.  A limited selection of tickets will also be available at Village Books and the Community Food Co-op.

WWU Box Office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to the performance.  For individual tickets or disability accommodations, contact the WWU Box Office at (360) 650-6146 or visit http://www.tickets.wwu.edu.

The Sanford Piano Series, now in its seventh year at Western, is made possible through the generous contributions of the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Spirit Fund and Sibyl Sanford.  Proceeds from this performance support the Department of Music’s Arthur Hicks and Ford Hill piano scholarships.  For more information, please contact the WWU Department of Music at (360) 650-3130.

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