Pianist and conductor, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, grew up in Cavendish Vermont, coming to the town after his father, Nobel Prize-winning writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, was exiled from the Soviet Union. His children still live in Cavendish, as does he when he’s not on performance tours around the world.
Cavendish was ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Ignat Solzhenitsyn will perform a piano recital tomorrow evening in Chester to benefit the Cavendish baseball fields destroyed by the storm. It’s a spot that has particular meaning for Solzhenitsyn