Rachel Barton Pine, violin, viola d’amore and conductor

Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for Viola d’amore, RV 392
Biber: Battalia
Handel: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor for Viola d’amore and Orchestra, RV 395
Zipoli: Battalia Imperiale
Pisendel: Imitation caractères de la danse
Locatelli: L’Arte del Violino, Op. 3, No. 12 (“The Harmonic Labyrinth”)

The superbly gifted violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the first American (and the youngest-ever artist) to win the Gold Medal at the J. S. Bach International Violin Competition, displays her fabulous artistry and her remarkable versatility with this extraordinary program of Baroque-period pearls. She performs concertos for violin and for its rarely heard, softer-voiced relative, the viola d’amore (viola ‘of love’). The Orchestra plays other appealing selections from the same period, music that delightfully depicts everything from dancers to battles. 

 Prelude with Christopher Purdy
 Postlude – Post-concert discussion with Rachel Barton Pine