Our October 18–20 concerts featured the debut of violinist Rachel Barton Pine, along with performances by the orchestra of works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Relive the moments — view dozens of photos and read the reviews!


“Barton Pine was enthusiastically received with a standing audience and repeated cheers.”

– Bill Wineke, Channel 3000
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“She plays a 1742 Guarneri instrument, and the usual adjectives seem all but worthless in trying to describe the tone she produces.”

– Greg Hettmansberger
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“Violinist Rachel Barton Pine demonstrated brilliant virtuosic technique while playing Khachaturian’s 1940 composition.”

–Michael Muckian, Isthmus
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“Pine’s performance was a joy, and her cadenza in the first movement was a highlight of the evening.”

– Matt Ambrosio, Cap Times
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Rachel Barton Pine Plays Khachaturian
Hear three brilliant Soviet composers prove they deserve their wild popularity. Ms. Pine appears in her Madison Symphony debut, one long overdue! Read more about the program on the event page.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Steinhauer Charitable Trust

Major funding provided by
The Gialamas Company, Inc.
Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.

Additional funding provided by
DeWitt LLP
John A. Johnson Foundation, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation*
Barbara J. Merz
Rodney Schreiner and Mark Blank
Selma Van Eyck
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

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