Canterbury Thursday

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This week, due to a scheduling conflict, we will be holding a Canterbury Thursday event instead. No event will be held on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 (tomorrow). Please see the announcement above for more details!

When?: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 – 7:00pm (Eastern)
Where?: Online (

Join us this Thursday, October 22nd, for a recital featuring two special guest violinists, Sarah Elizabeth Cranor and Alejandro Gómez Guillén, who will be performing works by Leclair, Prokofiev, Rózsa, and Sandström! More information about our guests, as well as a program of events for Thursday evening, can be found below. Please follow the link above at 7:00pm (Eastern) this Thursday to join us on Zoom!

A Program of Events for Thursday evening can be found here. The program includes a list of songs that will be performed, as well as more complete biographies of the two performers.
Sarah Elizabeth Cranor
Violinist Sarah Elizabeth Cranor is passionate about the freedom of sonic possibilities found in both historical and contemporary music. She is acting Concertmaster / Principal Second Violin with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, a member of the Permian Basin String Quartet, and performs with baroque ensembles across the greater Midwest region. Sarah directed two successful years of Tonos del Sur at Indiana University, a campus-wide historically-informed ensemble course which explored the intersection of European music with the colonization of the New World.

Sarah is completing the final stages of her Doctor of Music degree in Historical Performance, with a minor in modern violin and string pedagogy at the Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Stanley Ritchie, Grigory Kalinovsky, and Mimi Zweig. Sarah works with violin students both locally and across the world, most recently including Colombia and Kenya during the pandemic. When she is not holding a violin, she makes silk instrument bags sold worldwide through Sarah’s Violin Bags LLC, and she enjoys running marathons and hiking with her husband, conductor and violinist Alejandro Gómez Guillén. More information about Sarah and her career can be found in the program.

Alejandro Gómez Guillén
Conductor and violinist Alejandro Gómez Guillén is entering his fifth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Following a successful tenure as Associate Conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, he is Artistic Director of Sphere Ensemble, Acting Concertmaster/Principal Second Violin of Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and member of the Permian Basin String Quartet. Alejandro served as Freeman Conducting Fellow with Chicago Sinfonietta, Associate Conductor of Boulder Symphony, and Music Director of Cantabile.

Alejandro’s mentors include Gary Lewis, Helmuth Rilling, Matthew Halls, and Mei-Ann Chen. He holds DMA and MM degrees in conducting and violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a BM in violin performance from Texas Christian University. More information about Alejandro and his career can be found in the program.

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