Auer Performance Hall at PFW Music Center




Musically Speaking

Andrew Constantine, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Internationally acclaimed concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for an inspired evening of works by Clarice Assad, Samuel Barber, and Antonín Dvořák. 

Clarice Assad's Impressions, for string orchestra, draws upon her own Brazilian musical heritage as well as her experience as a performer across many genres including classical and jazz. The lush tones of Barber's beloved Violin Concerto, Op. 14 result in an intimate sound, ideal to showcase the talents of guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine. With its rhapsodic contrasts, Dvořák claimed to write his eruptive Symphony No. 7 to "make a stir in the world." Join us and see for yourself how this combination of works showcases skill, power of the violin and orchestra.

The Paul Yergens and Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation Masterworks Series showcases the best symphonic music, world-renowned guest artists, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.


ASSAD        Impressions - Suite for String Orchestra 

BARBER     Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 
                          Presto in moto perpetuo 

                                Rachel Barton Pine, violin 


DVOŘÁK    Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 
                         Allegro maestoso 
                         Poco adagio 
                         Scherzo: Vivace 
                         Finale: Allegro 

Listen to our Rachel Barton Pine & Dvořák’s 7th playlist on Spotify.

Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, American concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills international audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.

Pine performs with the world’s leading orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, and the Chicago, Vienna, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. She has worked with renowned conductors, including Teddy Abrams, Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, Erich Leinsdorf, Nicholas McGegan, Zubin Mehta, Tito Muñoz, and John Nelson. Learn more here. 

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