Sonic Illinois: UI Symphony Orchestra with Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
Time:Begins at 3:00 PM
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The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic 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, thrilling audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.
Patrons with tickets will be allowed to enter Foellinger Great Hall early for a pre-performance lecture at 2pm.
Through Sonic Illinois, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the tremendous diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, honors innovative creators who challenge convention, forge pathways, and expand the creative process.