Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz previously wrote a violin sonata inspired by the Arab Spring for Rachel Barton Pine and has now written a large-scale violin concerto for her. The work premiered with the Alabama Symphony under the direction of Fawzi Haimor and is generally available in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.
Rachel Barton Pine joins pianist Simone Dinnerstein in recital during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season. The duo will perform a program built around Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata, along with repertoire by Bach, Bartok, and Philip Lasser.
Hailed as the zenith of solo violin repertoire, Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas are divided between back-to-back programs that are performed and interspersed with works by composers who lived just before Bach and influenced his compositions.