Voyage of the Red Violin

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Voyage of the Red Violin

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 | 7:30pm

108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

The legendary “Mendelssohn” Stradivarius that inspired the film The Red Violin is coming to Cincinnati. The fictionalized voyage of this violin through the centuries creates a musical blueprint for this concert that will take us to contrasting musical worlds. Our concert begins in China, one of the stops for the violin, with music by composers who grew up during the Cultural Revolution when classical music was forbidden. Elizabeth Pitcairn, who performs on the Red Violin, will be featured on Chen Yi’s Chinese Folk Dance Suite which calls on the orchestra to vocalize percussive elements as accompaniment. Elizabeth will then play John Corigliano’s suite of the powerful and atmospheric Academy Award-winning soundtrack for the film. In the second half we will feature the winner of the inaugural CCO and SCPA 2018 Concerto Competition, violinist Mable Lecrone. Cincinnati Art Museum’s associate director of interpretive programming Russell Ihrig will share artwork – both on display and from their archives – that traces the violin’s fascinating journey.

Eckart Preu, conductor

Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

Mable Lecrone, violin
winner of the 2018 CCO and SCPA Concerto Competition

Russell Ihrig, commentator
Associate Director of Interpretive Programming, Cincinnati Art Museum

TAN DUN: FROM Death and Fire (Dialogue with Paul Klee) (CCO Premiere) | More Info | YouTube
   II. Self Portrait

CHEN YI: FROM Chinese Folk Dance Suite| More Info | YouTube
   II. Yangko
Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

JOHN CORIGLIANO: The Red Violin: Suite (CCO Premiere) | More Info | YouTube
Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041 | More Info | YouTube
Mable Lecrone, violin
winner of the 2018 CCO and SCPA Concerto Competition

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (“Haffner”) | More Info | YouTube
   I. Allegro con spirito
   II. Andante
   III. Menuetto
   IV. Presto

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

Photo credit: Michael Wilson

Eckart Preu, conductor

Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

Russell Ihrig, commentary

Mable Lecrone, violin


Check out this video of Tan Dun’s piece Death and Fire.


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School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Aug 18 2018


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