Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin

Doors open at 2:30 pm

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

Tickets available Monday, February 19 through Thursday, March 16. To purchase tickets through March 16, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 19.

Gold Members: please call 267.502.2990 by March 16 to reserve your tickets. Reserved seats for Patron Members only: call 267.502.2990 to reserve seats by March 16.

The March 19 program will include works by Franck, Mendelssohn, Saint- Saëns, Vivaldi and Wieniawski. Ms. Pitcairn will again be joined by Louise Thomas, and there will be special appearances of Luzerne Music Center Festival students, Malachi Ahlert (violin), Sarah Martin (cello) and Ellie Taylor (piano).

Concerto in F Major by Antonio Vivaldi "Spring" from the Four Seasons
Performed by Elizabeth Pitcairn and Louise Thomas

Sonata for Violin and Piano by César Franck
Elizabeth Pitcairn and Louise Thomas

Rondo Capriccioso by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by Ellie Taylor

Cello Concerto by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Sarah Martin and Louise Thomas

Scherzo Tarantella by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by Malachi Ahlert and Louise Thomas

Artist biographies:
American violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn performs in partnership with the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius. She has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra. Ms. Pitcairn has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Fisher Center and the Kimmel Center. 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.