First of Rachel Barton Pine’s three performances set for Portage venue

Date(s) - Friday, November 13, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

Rachel Barton Pine will be in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 13, at Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays a multi-faith and multicultural concert, joined by Kate Shuldiner, viola da gamba and Jason Moy, harpsichord.  The program will include the premiere of a new work by Yale Strom for violin and cello.

She also will present a free workshop from 1-3 p.m. Nov 14 at Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building on the Kalamazoo College campus.

She has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Baltimore, Montreal, Vienna, New Zealand and Iceland Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Israel and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, working with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, and Placido Domingo. Acclaimed collaborations include Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, Christopher O’Riley and Mark O’Connor. Her festival appearances include Ravinia, Marlboro, and Salzburg. She has been featured on St. Paul Sunday, Performance Today, From the Top, CBS Sunday Morning, and NBC’s Today.Rachel Barton Pine 5

Her 16 critically acclaimed albums for the Cedille, Dorian, and Cacophony labels include “Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos” with Carlos Kalmar and the Chicago Symphony, “Scottish Fantasies” with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and “Beethoven and Clement Violin Concertos” with José Serebrier and the Royal Philharmonic. She holds top prizes from the J.S. Bach (gold medal), Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, Kreisler, Szigeti, and Montreal international competitions and has twice been honored as a Chicagoan of the Year.

A tireless ambassador for classical music, she is dedicated to community engagement and music education. She frequently participates in pre-concert conversations, gives master classes, and presents programs in public schools. Her creative efforts to reach new audiences include appearances on rock radio stations and solo concerts in alternative venues.

She plays the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742), known as the “ex-Soldat,” on generous loan from her patron.

To see Rachel in performance please click HERE and to see her appearance on the Today show click HERE.


Tickets for this concert are available HERE beginning Aug 17Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Information on her other two 2015 MFSM performances is HERE and HERE.

 If you plan to attend more than one MFSM 2015 event, please consider a Festival Pass for $120. This pass provides admission to Tapestry (Nov. 6), Trio Speranza (Nov. 7), Tisra with Rohan Krishnamurthy (Nov. 8), Anzaldua (Nov. 8), Hildegard (Nov. 9), Shaheen (Nov. 12), Rachel Barton Pine (Nov. 13) and Hot Pstromi (Nov. 14). Festival pass does NOT include admission to Kalamazoo Junior Symphony with Rachel Barton Pine (Nov. 15). A Festival Pass can be purchased HERE.

What others are saying about Rachel

“The performance of Brahms’s Violin Concerto was one of the finest I have heard live; it was keenly involving in that soloist, conductor and orchestra were of one mind…. Pine’s tone was superb, filling Cadogan Hall with a richness that made all the difference”

Classical Source – Nov 2011

“Few can play as beautifully as Barton … the commanding ease at which she applied fingers and horsehair to the breathless roulades and passage work was enough to put the crowd in her thrall, as if they weren’t fans already.”

–Chicago Tribune

“One of the most impressive examples of violin playing I’ve ever witnessed.”

–Iceland Morgunbladed


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from MCACA, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.




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