THE ARTIST SESSIONS presents RARITIES: RACHEL BARTON PINE, violin and LARA DOWNES, piano
THE ARTIST SESSIONS presents RACHEL BARTON PINE, violin and LARA DOWNES, piano, in an evening of music with conversation and cocktails, celebrating rarities of the violin/piano repertoire, including works by Black composers William Grant Still and Daniel Roumain, and Romantic gems by Clara Schumann and Amy Beach.
In both art and life, violinist RACHEL BARTON PINE has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.
"An exciting, boundary-defying performer Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon."
The Washington Post
American pianist LARA DOWNES has been called "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship" by NPR, and praised by the Washington Post for her stunning performances "rendered with drama and nuance". Known for her eclectic presentations of the piano repertoire - from iconic favorites to newly-commissioned works her performances bridge musical genres and traditions, and engage a wide range of audiences with what San Francisco Classical Voice has called "an elegant example of how accessibility and a breezy relevance can exist, organically, in a classical music concert.'
Downes is the 2016 laureate of the Sphinx Organization Medals of Excellence award, recognizing her influence as an extraordinary artist of her generation, and her role as a leader in expanding audiences for classical music.
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