Neighborhood Classics presents celebrated violinist Rachel Barton Pine in concert. Pine will perform Bach’s Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from New York composers Mohammed Fairouz (“For Egypt” from Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin Native Informant, from 2011) and Earl Maneein (Be12(OH)12(BTB)4 Metal Organic Framework, from 2014). The concert will be hosted by Neighborhood Classics Founder and Artistic Director Simone Dinnerstein. All ticket sales for this one-hour, family-friendly concert benefit P.S. 321.
In addition, in anticipation of Rachel Barton Pine’s performance and the opening of this year’s concert series, Neighborhood Classics will organize a Violin Invasion at P.S. 321 on Monday, November 17 from 9am-3pm. More than 20 volunteer violinists from all over the New York City area will perform throughout the school in its hallways, classrooms, cafeteria, and other spaces, saturating P.S. 321 with the sounds of solo violin. One of the most sought after luthiers, Sam Zygmuntowicz, will be also be giving presentations about violin making.
Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical works, Rachel Barton Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit and Marin Alsop. In both art and life, Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Her performances combine her gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with research. Audiences are thrilled by her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.
Presented by Neighborhood Classics