This past January 27th would have been Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 259th birthday. To celebrate, virtuoso violinist and Crossover favorite, Rachel Barton Pine, released a CD of his five violin concertos.
Join us Sunday from 4 to 6 pm for a varied program, with lots of American music - ranging from Gershwin to Jerry Lee Lewis! Members of the Chicago Symphony Brass, and violinist Rachel Barton Pine, are among the performers in a program recorded at Wolf Trap, America's National Park for the Performing Arts.
BACH: arr. Fred MILLS: Toccata in C Major, BWV 564 (CSO Brass)
Join us to hear a chamber music concert recorded live at the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center. We'll hear a new work by American-born and Curtis-trained composer Mohammed Fairouz. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will play his Sonata for Solo Violin.
Also on the program is pianist Joyce Yang playing Lowell Liebermann's Gargoyles.
Join us Sunday from 4 to 6 pm for the final installment in the acclaimed music series, Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, and chamber music from Wolf Trap.
November 4, 1964: The premiere of Terry Riley's "In C" at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. This piece, and the minimalist outpouring that it sparked, were a reaction to the rigid strictures of serialism and the stranglehold of the academic composers of the time. Hosted by Suzanne Vega and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Sunday, August 25, 4 to 5 pm.
The big news this week was the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, the new Duke of Cambridge. Plenty of sleepless nights certainly await the Royal parents; so this new collection of lullabies may be just what the royal doctor ordered.
In German, it's wiegenlied; in French, berceuse; in Norwegian, vuggevise. In any language, the universal effect of what we know as the lullaby is, of course, to coax a baby to sleep.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine had her own baby in mind when she decided to record a collection of lullabies. Her infant daughter appears on the cover of the new album Violin Lullabies — all folded up, fast asleep, so tiny she just about fits in her dad's hands.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews the multi-dimensional violinist Rachel Barton Pine. A child prodigy from Chicago, who went on to appear as soloist with some of the world's most famous orchestras, Rachel overcame a devastating accident in 1995 to continue a career that crosses from the classical music world and into Celtic, folk music, rock, and jazz. Hear her inspiring story on Crossover this Saturday.