Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and composer Billy Childs speak about working together in collaboration in the lead-up to the premiere performance of Billy’s Violin Concerto no.2, which will be performed on 12 February with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and Michael Butterman. Listen to Billy’s inspiration for the piece, his way of writing for strings as a pianist, Rachel’s approach to working with a living composer and her love of exploring sonority.

Rachel performs Prelude and Allegro from Billy Childs’ Four Portraits in this video found here.

Upcoming performances:

26 February 2022 - Anchorage Symphony Orchestra & Elizabeth Schulze

9 April  2022 - Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra & Dr. Leslie Dunner

15 &16 July 2022 - Grant Park Orchestra & Miguel Harth Bedoya

 

Incident on Lapenteur Avenue

Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers

Rachel Barton Pine, violin / Matthew Hagle, piano

Cedille Records

CDR 90000 182

 

Photo credit for Rachel Barton Pine: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco