Rachel Barton Pine Makes New York Debut on Baroque Violin August 24

Classic Arts News   Rachel Barton Pine Makes New York Debut on Baroque Violin August 24
Rachel Barton Pine is a young Chicago-based violinist who has been making a splash in recent years in the standard classical repertoire, folk fiddle and hardcore rock. (It's true — she's opened for Slash at House of Blues.) As if that weren't enough, she's also a Historically Informed Performer, with two recordings to her credit (so far) on Baroque violin and her own period-instrument chamber ensemble, Trio Settecento.

Barton Pine and Trio Settecento make their New York debut this Thursday (August 24) in a program of sonatas by Bach, Handel, Corelli, Stradella and Veracini. The concert will be Barton Pine's first concert in the city on Baroque violin and her only New York appearance this season.

When performing as a "conventional" violinist, Barton Pine plays a modernized 1742 Guarneri known as the "ex-Soldat"; with the Trio Settecento she plays an unaltered 1770 instrument by Nicola Gagliano.

The concert begins at 6 pm at the Frick Collection, One East 70th Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Information is available at www.frick.org (click on "Concerts").

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