RSO offers Rachel Barton Pine

Music Director Steven Larsen and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra will be joined by violinist Rachel Barton Pine at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Coronado Theatre. This concert is sponsored by Forest City Gear.

The orchestra is honored to be premiering Stillness, a RSO-commissioned piece by Judith Zaimont for the 70th Anniversary celebration. The orchestra will also feature Bachianas Brasieiras by Brazil’s leading composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. The second in a nine-suite series, the piece combines stylistic influences of J.S. Bach and Brazilian folk music.

Rachel Barton Pine will close the concert with a performance of Jean Sibelius’ only violin concerto, a hauntingly lyrical masterpiece reflecting the composer’s Nordic homeland. A native of Chicago, Pine has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas and Baltimore symphonies. She made her professional debut at age 7, and at ages 10 and 14 made her earliest appearances with the Chicago Symphony, broadcast for television.

Tickets for this concert are available by calling the Rockford Symphony Orchestra box office at (815) 965-0049 or on the Web at Ticket prices start at $15. For more information about this concert or other RSO performances, please call (815) 965-0049.

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