Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Matthew Hagle, piano

RACHEL BARTON PINE, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano
Fri, Apr 19, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine inspires audiences worldwide with artistic excellence, boundless energy, unforgettable interpretations, and passion for philanthropy. Through her Rachel Barton Pine Foundation, she has championed, commissioned, and created educational materials to support the performance and study of music by Black composers, creating The String Student’s Library of Music by Black Composers. Accompanied by Matthew Hagle on piano, Pine performs an expanse of violin repertoire treasures at the Terrace Theater. Hear Sonata in G Major by Dvořák, the Bridgetower Sonata by Beethoven (premiered by George Bridgetower, a Black violinist and contemporary of Beethoven’s), and works by Black composers including Blues Dialogues by Dolores White, Incident on Larpenteur Avenue by Billy Childs, and Here’s One and Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still.

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Program Details

Antonin Dvořák – Sonata in G Major, op. 100
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 9 in A Major, op. 47 (“Bridgetower”)
Dolores White – Blues Dialogues
William Grant Still – Here’s One
Billy Childs – Incident on Larpenteur Avenue
William Grant Still – Suite for Violin and Piano

“An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” 

The Washington Post

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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