Bitten by the Baroque Bug: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

KING FM’s Dave Beck takes you backstage with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

There are not too many people that a symphony orchestra can call when it loses the person who was supposed to be the violin soloist and conductor of the concert coming up. That happened to the Seattle Symphony this week when scheduled violinist Elisa Citterio was forced to cancel. Fortunately, the orchestra had Rachel Barton Pine's phone number and she is stepping in this week to lead the Symphony’s Italian Baroque program on January 24 and 25.

Rachel is a baroque music specialist — a violinist who is accustomed to both soloing and directing the ensembles she plays with. Rachel tells KING FM's Dave Beck about how the baroque bug bit her in a Chicago sheet music store when she was 14 years old.

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Posted on January 23, 2020