- Date May 3rd, 2019 Time 7:30pm Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Bask in Nature’s Beauty with the return of renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, recognized as a Great Performer of Illinois, performing Bruch’s tuneful Scottish Fantasy and Vaughan-Williams beautiful Lark Ascending. The full forces of nature are on display in Lili Boulanger’s impressionistic depiction Of A Spring Morning and concluding with Respighi’s triumphant masterpiece, Pines of Rome.
Tickets: $63 / $42 / $21 | Students (6-26 years) $6 | Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
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Friday, May 3, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Concert Comments: 6:30 PM Main Auditorium
Join us for a post-concert reception in the lobby to mix and mingle. Hosted by the Bloomington-Normal Guild.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL
Concert Comments: 6:30 PM
Join us for a post-concert reception in the lobby to mix and mingle. Hosted by the Springfield Guild.
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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).