Dresden Concertos

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

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The Seattle Times: At Seattle Baroque Orchestra, virtuosity of a collegial kind
Bernard Jacobson’s review of Dresden Concertos with Rachel Barton Pine. Read full review.

“What made this such a superb concert was the sense of creative collaboration in everything that happened on stage. Virtuosity — and there was a ton of that on display — seemed not competitive but collegial.” -The Seattle Times

Rachel Barton Pine
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Town Hall Seattle, 8:00 p.m.

Rachel Barton Pine, Guest Director, Violin, Viola d’amore

Rachel Barton Pine directs the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and performs concertos for the viola d’amore, a seven-stringed cousin of the violin that reigned as a solo instrument during the 18th century.

Dresden Concertos features works by Vivaldi composed especially for the viola d’amore virtuoso Johann Georg Pisendel, concertos by Pisendel, a trio sonata by Telemann, and a concerto grosso by Handel. Baroque oboes and natural horns join the strings of Seattle Baroque Orchestra for this exciting performance.

“Rachel Barton Pine really may be the most charismatic, the most virtuosic, and the most compelling American violinist of her generation.” -All Music Guide

Performing on Baroque violin, Renaissance violin, viola d’amore and rebec, Rachel Barton Pine plays with Trio Settecento; has collaborated with leading artists David Douglass, Luc Beausejour, and Robert Mealy; and worked with Ars Antigua, Callipygian Players, and Temple of Apollo. As a soloist, Barton Pine has appeared under conductors Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Plácido Domingo, and José Serebrier. Her festival appearances include Marlboro, Ravinia, Montreal, Salzburg, and the Boston Early Music Festival.

TeenTix: Music is Meant for Young People
An interview with Rachel Barton Pine. Read full article.

“Music is meant for young people. Vivaldi was the music director at a girl’s orphanage in Vienna where all the girls studied music. The girls were named by their instrument; one girl who played the violin was called Anna Violina. So, when you hear all the great Vivaldi, at my concert and elsewhere, just rememeber all of Vivaldi’s compositions were written for teenage girls.” -Rachel Barton Pine, for TeenTix

Free Masterclass:
Join us at Cornish College of the Arts to see Rachel Barton Pine in action with students before she leads the Seattle Baroque Orchestra in Dresden Concertos at Town Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
PONCHO Concert Hall in Kerry Hall
710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

For additional masterclass information, visit www.cornish.edu/musicseries
The New York Times recently published the following article on Rachel Barton Pine:
After Adversity, a Passion Unchecked: Years After a Calamity, Rachel Barton Pine Prospers

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