Message from Ford, Sibyl, and Jeffrey about Imogen Cooper Cancelation

Ford Hill, standing, and Sibyl Sanford, seated, on the concert hall stage.

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.

Tickets and refunds

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.

Please contact the box office at 360-650-6103 for information about refunds and donations. Have your payment card handy - the box office does not save transaction information from your purchases.

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."

The concert

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 on YouTube in the video below this message.

Jeffrey Gilliam

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the series. Make sure to direct ticket and refund questions to the box office at 360-650-6103.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Jeffrey Gilliam
Artistic Director
Sanford-Hill Piano Series


Authored on

Apr 15, 2020 9:16am