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Rachel Barton Pine w/ Eden’s Sleeves

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM $5.00

Day of Show Tickets Will Be Available When Doors Open at 7PM

Eden’s Sleeves 7:30PM

Rachel Barton Pine 8:15PM

In collaboration, Reno Phil and Holland Project Present…

An Evening with internationally acclaimed concert violinist, Recording artist, educator and philanthropist 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 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

“Striking and charismatic…she demonstrated a bravura technique and soulful musicianship” – The New York Times

The repertoire ranges and will include a selection of Pine’s arrangements of Van Halen and AC/DC’s “Eruption,” “Thunderstruck,” and “Back in Black”; Metallica’s “Fade to Black” and “Master of Puppets”; Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell”; a Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne medley; a Led Zeppelin medley, and Rush’s “Spirit of Radio.”  The program also includes some heart-pumping classical like Shostakovich’s Op. 110 and the third movement of Vivaldi’s Summer.

Pine’s appearance as part of a rock quartet is indicative of her musical curiosity.  She is a classical musician first and foremost, but since her teenage years has listed to rock and metal to unwind.

She frequently performs her own unaccompanied violin versions of favorite heavy metal songs at rock radio stations, usually followed by an intense and exciting classical piece that inspired the great rock guitarists. In April 2018 Rachel Barton Pine and The Phoenix Symphony, conducted by Tito Muñoz, premiered “Dependent Arising,” an original violin concerto of Heavy Metal Art, by New York City based composer and violinist Earl Maneein.

For a few years she performed in her free time as part of the doom metal band Earthen Grave. This means that while we her publicists can boast of the praise she had earned from leading classical publications like Strings and Strad, we also get tell you of her recognition from outlets with names like HellrideMusic.com, Decibel and Maximum Metal.

Pine earned praise for her 1997 album Stringendo in which she recorded heavy metal songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Thunderstruck” on her acoustic violin, as well as two rocking classical pieces: Paganini Caprice #24 and the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia.

A child prodigy, Pine made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 10, and by age of 14 was significantly contributing to her household’s income.  Practicing her violin for eight hours a day, Pine listened to rock and metal to relax.  TodayPine’s ability to see the connecting threads in these very disparate musical forms makes her the perfect bridge between generations of music fans.  She’s been credited for being an artistic ambassador, and once she started stoping by rock radio stations to perform chamber music versions of rock and metal songs followed by a classical piece to illustrate how classical can match rock’s intensity and compositional complexity, people in torn jeans started turning up at her concerts.

Door open 7PM / $5


November 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Holland Project
140 Vesta St
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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