Highland Fling Gala
- Date April 28th, 2019 Time 5:00pm Venue Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
The Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield, Board of Directors and Music Director Ken Lam invite you to attend the our Highland Fling Gala on Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois. The evening will include a special performance featuring acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Celtic Dancers of the Ogilvy Studio with piper Tom Ogilvy.
Entrance Ticket $100 or Table Sponsor $1,500
- Filet Medallions of Beef with a Honey Bourbon Sauce with Glazed Carrots and Gouda Mashed Potatoes
- Salmon with Butter Burr Blanc Sauce with colcannon (Cabbage & Potatoes)
- Chef's Special Veggie Meal with Zucchini Buttons and Red Pepper Coulis, Roaster Cauliflower
All entrees will be served with Scottish Cockaleekie Soup and Sticky Pudding for Dessert
Join us for this enchanted evening of FUNdraising! Make your reservation today! Reservations may be made by calling the ISO Office at (217) 522-2838 Ext. 16 or online by clicking the ticket link below. Please include your menu selection when making your reservation online.
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Springfield Venue Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703
Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center is conveniently located on Interstate 55/72 and provides travelers with easy access to major local companies.. The hotel features 288 newly renovated spacious guest rooms with 14 suites. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, a 14th floor indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, sundeck with an amazing view of our great city, sundry shop and a 24-hour business center. Enjoy meals in the Long 9 Restaurant or relax in the Long 9 Bar and Grill. The Crowne Plaza is just minutes away from all of Springfield Abraham Lincoln Historic sites, Knights Action Park, and is adjacent to both shopping and restaurants.
Rachel Barton Pine Violin
Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.
Pine’s performances this season include concerts with the Ann Arbor, Columbus and Phoenix Symphonies, the New Mexico and Reno Philharmonics, the Philharmonia Baroque and Teatro Municipal (Sao Paolo) Orchestras, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, the Tel Aviv Soloists, and Mercury Houston, as well as a residency at Domaine Forget.
At Festival Lanaudiere she plays “American Partitas” – a recital program of suites of dance movements composed for Pine by Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Billy Childs, and Daniel Bernard Roumain as well the Bach Partitas for solo violin which inspired them.
This season Pine celebrates the important contributions to classical music made by musicians of African descent in performance and through the release of two projects: Music by Black Composers (MBC) Violin Volume I and her 37th album, Blues Dialogues: Violin Works by Black Composers (Cedille) which explores classical music by 20th and 21st Century black composers rooted in the blues in addition to repertoire by four living composers: Dolores White, Errolyn Wallen, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Billy Childs.
Galvanized by the fact that young people learning classical music seldom have the opportunity to study and perform repertoire written by black composers, over the last 15 years Pine has collected more than 900 works by more than 350 black composers from the 18th-21st Centuries, representing North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Pine’s not-for-profit RBP Foundation’s Music by Black Composers supplements the current instrumental training methods by publishing books of music exclusively by Black composers from around the world, starting with violin. The inaugural MBC Violin Volume I features 23 works for violin with piano or second violin by 17 Black composers spanning from 1767 to 2014 representing the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Ghana, Nigeria, Switzerland, France, and England.
Her Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting; Mozart: Complete Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner conducting; Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach; Violin Lullabies; Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other works for solo violin all charted on the classical charts, including at number one.
Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop.
In addition to her violin soloist career, Pine is an avid performer of baroque, renaissance, and medieval music on baroque violin, viola d’amore, renaissance violin, and rebec. Her most recent baroque album is Six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour (Cedille, May 2018).
She performs on the “ex-Bazzini ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742).