Richard Cannon, 81, will open the performance with his award-winning magical rope routine. Following this the Hatch Academy of Magic & Music (Richard, Rosemary and Jonathan Hatch) will present an ensemble performance combing classical theatrical magic with classical music. Highlights of the ensemble program include "The Music Box of Anna Eva Fay", Punx's "Heart of Glass", "The Miracle of the Jadoo-Wallah"
Cannon and the Hatches are donating their services for this event, as are all the students, so that all the funds raised will go to the Sunshine Terrace Scholarship Fund, which supports Sunshine Terrace staff in meeting educational goals that will enhance their service at Sunshine Terrace. The Sunshine Terrace Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been serving Cache Valley for sixty-five years, providing a continuum of care to its clients and residents. For more information on the Foundation, check out their website http://www.sunshineterrace.com or call them at (435) 752-0411.
Tickets to the 6 p.m. Saturday night performance are just $10 for non-students, just $7 for any students from elementary to graduate school! Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling or texting 435-554-8209.
Magician Richard Cannon, 81, has been performing magic for 71 years, having been introduced to the art while growing up in Tremonton. The Loftus Magic Shop in Salt Lake City provided early inspiration on family outings to the big city. Cannon obtained a BS in Chemistry from USU then an MS, also in Chemistry, from the University of Idaho before returning to Cache Valley to begin a 35 year career with Thiokol and raise his son and two daughters. Retiring in 1997, he remains active in the community as a volunteer at Logan Regional Hospital, as an usher at the Lyric and Ellen Eccles Theaters, and as a clarinetist in the Cache Community Band. He is also an active member of Logan's Historic Harmony Masonic Lodge and served as a Missionary at the LDS Employment Resource Service Center. Cannon has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceptionist Richard Hatch holds two graduate degrees in Physics from Yale University, but finds it easier apparently to violate the laws of nature than to discover them. A childhood interest in magic became a lifelong obsession after he met and was encouraged by the German magician Fredo Raxon in 1970. A full time professional “deceptionist”
Violinist Rosemary Kimura Hatch received her Masters degree from the Yale School of Music and her Bachelors Degree with Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She has studied Chamber Music with the Fine Arts, Tokyo and Cleveland Quartets and with Raphael Hillyer. She has performed with the New Haven, Hartford, San Antonio and Houston Symphonies and with the Houston Grand Opera. Her principle private instructors have been Sergiu Luca, Syoko Aki, Peter Salaff, Charles Castleman and Martha Katz. As a teacher herself she has been on the faculty of Music Schools in New Haven, Milwaukee and Houston. She currently teaches privately at the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in Logan, at Utah State University and at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. She and Richard Hatch were married in 1982 and have two children, Catherine and Jonathan.
Pianist Jonathan Hatch has studied piano with Paul Krystofiak at St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas and with Sophia Gilmson at the University of Texas in Austin. He has also worked as a Veterinary Technician and is currently exploring an interest in the visual arts.