There will be a series of performances and outreach activities featuring internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine in late March and early April, a press release said.
The events, scheduled from March 30-April 2, are presented by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Pine is an American violinist who made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 10, and she was the first American and youngest ever gold medal winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, the press release said.
Saturday, April 1:
Pine will perform Dvorak’s “Violin Concerto” with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. Led by Maestro Dan Allcott, the orchestra will also perform music by Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, and Smetana, the press release said.
Audience members will be invited to bid on delightful items at a spring-themed silent auction in the lobby, the press release said. A reception will be held after the concert.
Tickets for adults are $25, and they are just $10 for young adults, ages 19-29. Students 18 and under are free. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ORCMA.org or by calling (865) 483-5569. Pine’s four-day Oak Ridge residency is made possible with the generous support of James Rome, the press release said.
Sunday, April 2:
Pine will perform a solo recital on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at the Pollard Auditorium in Oak Ridge. Pine will perform “American Partitas,” a recital program of newly commissioned works by David Wallace Bruce Molsky, April Verch, Darol Anger, Billy Childs, and Daniel Bernard Roumain partnered with the Bach partitas for solo violin.
Tickets for adults are $25, and they are just $10 for young adults, ages 19-29. Students 18 and under are free. Seating is limited for this performance; advance reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ORCMA.org or by calling (865) 483-5569.
An elegant dinner with Pine will follow the concert in the lobby of the Pollard Auditorium, the press release said. Catered by Bidwell Catering, the menu will feature maple syrup and brown sugar glazed pork loin, pasta primavera, herb roasted potatoes, sautéed zucchini and squash, and mixed berry cobbler.
Dinner tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association. Please call (865) 483-5569 or e-mail [email protected] by Thursday, March 30, for reservations.
Thursday, March 30:
Pine will show off her versatility with a metal-rock concert at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., the press release said. The nationally recognized Oak Ridge High School Orchestra will perform selections at the beginning of the concert before Pine takes the stage with string players from the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Pine and members of the orchestra will perform popular selections by Led Zeppelin, Rush, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and more.
Admission is free for this performance, and no tickets are required. For more information, please call (865) 483-5569 or e-mail [email protected].
Friday, March 31:
Four local violin students have been selected to participate in a special master class led by Pine on Friday, March 31, from 3-5 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
The master class is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, please call (865) 483-5569 or e-mail [email protected].
About Rachel Barton Pine:
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, the press release said.
“With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music,” the release said.
Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic; and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop.
The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association presents professional performances in the Oak Ridge community with its symphony, chorus, and chamber music series. Subscription and individual tickets may be purchased online at www.ORCMA.org or by calling (865) 483-5569.
Support for the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and WUOT FM 91.9.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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