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Rachel Barton Pine, violin:American Traditions
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Farmer's Museum
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Where: Farmer's Museum, Lake Rd / Rt. 80, Cooperstown, New York, United States, 13326
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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Known for her "bravura technique and soulful musicianship" (New York Times), RACHEL BARTON PINE has appeared as soloist with many of the worlds most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She holds top prizes from the J.S. Bach, Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, Kreisler, Szigeti, and Montreal international competitions. For more information, visit Rachel Barton Pine presents a classical celebration of the violin's American folk music roots. Beginning with the European dance music of early immigrants, a Bach Partita and a traditional Scottish medley, the sound transforms into a uniquely American style thanks to the influence of African-American music-making. Four of the featured composers are celebrated fiddlers: Mark O'Connor, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, and David Wallace. Each has composed infectious concert music blending classical and American traditional music, blurring the line between the violin and the fiddle. Black composers from America and Europe are also front and center: Noel da Costa, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. The program ends with a famous and thrilling set of Paganini-style virtuoso variations on the quintessentially American tune Yankee Doodle. The performance is in conjunction with the PERFECT HARMONY: THE MUSICAL ART & LIFE OF WILLIAM SIDNEY MOUNT at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. About the Festival: Founded in 1999, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class chamber music performances to the Cooperstown area for 20 years. The festival has featured performances by the Tokyo String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kurt Elling, Tim Fain, Bill Charlap, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O'Connor, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more. Celebrated graphic artist Milton Glaser (best
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