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Rachel Barton Pine Plays Khachaturian

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
2:30 p.m.

Music Program:
Prokofiev | Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
Khachaturian | Violin Concerto in D minor
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 9

John DeMain, Conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin

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Prelude Discussion
Enjoy a 30-minute talk by Michael Allsen starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.

Hear three brilliant Soviet composers prove they deserve their wild popularity. Ms. Pine appears in her Madison Symphony debut, one long overdue!

“There will be great discoveries in our all-Russian concert, starting with the MSO debut of virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine playing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto, a big, bold and beautiful work in its MSO premiere. Lieutenant Kijé is sure to delight you with its wonderful melodies and infectious rhythms. Shostakovich has become a favorite with our audiences, and his ninth symphony is delightfully upbeat.” – John DeMain


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About Rachel Barton Pine

Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills 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 has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. Her festival appearances have included Marlboro, Wolf Trap, Vail, Ravinia, Davos, and Salzburg. She holds prizes from several of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany. In addition to Pine’s recital programs, she regularly gives single evening performances of the six Bach Sonatas and Partitas, the 24 Paganini Caprices, and the complete Brahms Sonatas.  

An exciting, boundary-defying performer. Pine displays power and confidence that put her in the top echelon.  – The Washington Post


Presenting Sponsor

Steinhauer Charitable Trust 

Major funding provided by

Additional funding provided by


DeWitt LLP


John A. Johnson Foundation, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation


Barbara Merz


Rodney Schreiner and Mark Blank


Selma Van Eyck

with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts


The Gialamas Company is proud to be a sponsor for the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season. We greatly appreciate the MSO’s continued role in Madison’s vibrant performing arts community through magnificent performances and educational programs that inspire us all. Cheers to another fantastic season in Overture Hall!

The Gialamas Company, Inc.

As this community’s energy company, MGE is pleased to sponsor the Madison Symphony Orchestra. We gratefully acknowledge the many individuals and organizations that continually contribute their time and talents to making Madison’s cultural arts district the best that it can be.

Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.


October 18
October 20
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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States