John Corigliano en Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn <p>Virtuoso concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn is Jill's guest this week. She performs in partnership with one of the world's most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, which inspired the Academy award-winning film <em>The Red Violin</em>. She gave the Southern California premiere of The Red Violin Chaconne in 2000. Pitcairn has cultivated a world-renowned reputation for the soulful music that she creates with her famous violin. </p> <p>She'll perform as soloist in Philadelphia on Friday, May 22nd with Orchestra 2001 at the Kimmel Center when they play the Red Violin Suite, based on themes from the film.</p> Sat, 09 May 2009 17:31:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2122 at Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn