April 28, 2012 in Washington Voices

In brief: Post Falls concert features cellist, pianist

 

POST FALLS – The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., will feature cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Victor Asuncion on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The two performers are musicians with the Piatigorsky Foundation.

Drachman is the founder and artistic director of the foundation. He studied at the Peabody Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music and has appeared regularly as a soloist with numerous orchestras and in recitals and chamber music performances across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Asuncion performs as a recitalist and concerto soloist and has appeared in major concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and the Philippines. Asuncion was appointed assistant professor at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis in 2003, and director of Piano and Collaborative Arts Studies in 2004 and received a doctoral degree in musical arts in 2007 from the University of Maryland.

The Piatigorsky Foundation was established in 1990 in honor of Drachman’s grandfather, Gregor Piatigorsky. The foundation is committed to artistic excellence and creating an appreciation of classical music through live performances for avid and first-time concertgoers.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission and $15 for students.

To purchase tickets and for more information call (208) 457-8950 or visit www.thejacklincenter. org.

Comp plan changes requested

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley City Council heard a report Tuesday on several privately initiated comprehensive plan amendments that have been reviewed by the planning commission. The council is scheduled to have a first reading on the proposed amendments during its May 8 meeting. Public comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Several of the requests are concentrated on the south side of Broadway Avenue between Sullivan and Conklin roads.

The requests are: 12510 and 12512 E. Olive Ave., low-density residential to high-density residential; 16913 E. Mission Ave., low-density residential to mixed-use center; 15922 and 16002 E. Broadway Ave., garden office to community commercial; 805 N. Park Road, low-density residential to neighborhood commercial; 601 N. Conklin Road, medium-density residential to high-density residential; 1114 N. Vercler Road, low-density residential to garden office; and 15712 E. Broadway Ave., garden office to community commercial.

The planning commission recommended approval of all the requests, but they also recommended that the council negotiate a development agreement for the Conklin parcel to include an increased buffer between proposed apartments and adjacent single family homes.

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