Los Alamos Concert Association Begins New Season Sept. 23 with World-Class Violinist

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association kicks off its 2012-2013 season at 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 23 with a concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine. 

An extraordinary violinist, the Washington Post wrote, “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” 

Barton Pine will be accompanied by pianist Matthew Hagle, who has been praised for the “rare clarity and sweetness” of his playing by Clavier Magazine.

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Her performances exude passion and conviction, and her honesty in communicating the core emotions of great works moves listeners worldwide.

Pine’s scholarly fascination with history enables her to bring informed interpretations to her extensive repertoire, while her innate ability to understand and perform music of many diverse genres captivates music lovers of all backgrounds.

Audiences are thrilled and uplifted by her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.

Barton Pine’s violin is the famous Guarneri de Gesu x-Soldat.  Johannes Brahms loved this violin and arranged for its wealthy owner to make it available to his frequent chamber music collaborator, the 19th Century virtuoso, Marie Soldat. 

Now, in the 21st Century, a patron has loaned this important instrument to another female virtuoso.    

The Los Alamos concert will feature five works: Mozart’s Sonata for violin and piano in A major, Montsalvatge’s Poema Concertante by, Villa-Lobos’ Sonata No. 3, Fairouz’s Sonata for solo violin, and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor. 

In addition to the concert, Barton Pine will hold a master class in Los Alamos on Saturday, Sept. 22. Details will be announced on the Los Alamos Concert Association website.

Barton Pine’s 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.

At a glance:

The Los Alamos Concert Association Presents:

  • Rachel Barton Pine;
  • 4 p.m., Sunday Sept. 23;
  • Duane Smith Auditorium;
  • Los Alamos, N.M.;
  • Tickets: www.losalamosconcert.org;
  • $30 at Otowi Station, CB FOX, Smith’s in White Rock, and at Nicholas Potter and the Lensic Box Office in Santa Fe; and
  • $35 at the door. Youth tickets (6-18) are free.

For more information, see the Los Alamos Concert Association website: www.losalamosconcert.org

Visit Barton Pine’s website: www.rachelbartonpine.com




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