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Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert


Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets available beginning March 1. To purchase tickets through March 17, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After March 17 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 20.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only: contact 267.502.2990 or to reserve seats.

The celebrated American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn returns to Glencairn Museum, this year with pianist Louise Thomas. Elizabeth will play the famous Stradivarius for this program and will be signing copies of The Red Violin DVD and various CD recordings, which will be available for purchase.

Their program will include:

Sonata No. 18 in G Major K. 301 (1778) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      Allegro con spirito

Sonata in G Minor (1917) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
      Allegro vivo
      Intermède: Fantasque et léger
      Finale: Très animé


Sonata in F Major (1838) by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
      Allegro vivace
      Assai vivace

La Capricieuse, Op. 17, (1891) by dward Elgar (857-1934)

Flight of the Bumblebe from the opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, (1899) by icolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Grand Adagi from the ballet, Raymonda, Op. 57, (1898) by Alexander Glazunov(1865-1936)

La Ronde des lutins, Scherzo fantastique, Op. 25, (185) by Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897)

Artist biographies

American violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2000 and she has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She made debuts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She is the President, CEO and Artistic Director of the Luzerne Music Center Festival, a summer camp for gifted young musicians ages 9 to 18 in the Adirondacks of New York. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she resides in Los Angeles. Ms. Pitcairn received her degree from the University of Southern California where she studied with renowned professor Robert Lipsett. Ms. Pitcairn is on faculty at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. The 10th Anniversary edition DVD of The Red Violin film features Ms. Pitcairn and the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius in a special feature called "The Auction Block".

Irish-born pianist Louise Thomas has concertized extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia at such concert venues as the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Franz Liszt Academy Museum in Budapest, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Weill Hall in New York City. She completed undergraduate musicology studies at Trinity College, Dublin, and later received her doctorate in piano performance in 1999 from USC where she studied with John Perry and director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Alan Smith. Dr. Thomas has be awarded various scholarships and prizes, and has been involved in multiple recording projects. Dr. Thomas joined Chapman University in 2001 as Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts. In June 2014, she was named the Associate Dean for the College of Performing Arts at Chapman.