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Indian Hill Kicks Off 45th Season with Performance by Concert Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

The Orchestra of Indian Hill will kick off its 45th season with a performance featuring in- ternationally renowned concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Saturday, September 21stat the Littleton Performing Arts Center. The critically-acclaimed Orchestra of Indian Hill, under the direction of Maestro Bruce Hangen, is comprised of 70 experienced professional musicians who also perform and teach in high-caliber organizations and ensembles throughout New England.
     According to her website, “In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.”
     In addition to performing with the Orchestra at Indian Hill, Pine’s 2019-20 season will include a residency with the Singapore Symphony, and performances with the Royal Scottish National and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, the Madison Symphony, the Tel Aviv Soloists, and at Lincoln Center.
     “We’re delighted to welcome Ms. Pine to launch our 45th Season with a performance of Sibelius’s wonderful Violin Concerto,” said Maestro Hangen. The concert will also feature Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) and Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger. “These are all classic masterworks by composers from the Romantic period of music: Wagner, who turned music upside down with his revolutionary ideals. Sibelius, who created his own Nordic colorations, harmonies and melodies. And Dvorak, a successor to Brahms but who created a new, American style of symphonic romanticism,” he adds.
     Artistic Director and Con- ductor of the Orchestra of Indian Hill since 1997, Hangen is known for his ability to make music come alive. He is also Director of Or- chestral Activities at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, serving as principal orchestral conductor and director of conducting programs. A frequent guest conductor of the country’s leading orchestras, from New York to Dallas, Hangen led the Boston Pops in almost 300 performances in the last 20 years, and most recently served as Principal Pops Guest Conductor.
     The concert begins at 7:30pm. There is a pre-concert talk by Maestro Hangen at 6:30pm and a post-concert Q@A with coffee and desserts. Concert tickets are $20, $35, and $50 on sale now at www.indianhillmusic.org or by calling (978) 486-9524. (Free for Indian Hill Music School students.) The concert is sponsored by Insulet Corporation. Guest artist supporter: Attorney Ray Lyons. Media sponsor: Wicked Local. To learn more about the Orchestra at Indian Hill’s 45th Season, please visit Indian Hill Music’s website.
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