Violinist Rachel Barton Pine steps in for Baiba Skride in this Friday’s DSO Digital Concert

Detroit, (March 10, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that violinist Baiba Skride is unable to travel to Detroit for this Friday’s DSO Digital Concert. The DSO thanks violinist Rachel Barton Pine for stepping in on short notice as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major. The program is unchanged.

The performance will take place this Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. The program begins with Tania León’s Indigena, followed by the Mozart concerto.

The Thursday evening program of Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, also conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, remains unchanged. See below for complete details.

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About Rachel Barton Pine

Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.

In 2015, Pine recorded Mozart’s five concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante, with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on AVIE records (video here). The album charted at number three on the classical charts. She has often performed the complete Five Mozart Violin Concertos in a single evening’s concert and says that playing them as a cycle greatly deepened her relationship with them.

Pine performs with the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop. Her collaborators include leading artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, and Christopher O’Riley. The many contemporary composers with whom she has collaborated include David Chesky, Billy Childs, John Corigliano, Joe Deninzon, Mohammed Fairouz, Luis Jorge González, Earl Maneein, Daniel Bernard Roumain, José Serebrier, and Augusta Read Thomas. 

This January, she launched “24 in 24: Concertos from the Inside with RBP,” a weekly series in which she performs the entire solo violin part of the greatest violin concertos unaccompanied and shares her perspective on each masterwork. This March, she debuted “RBP on JSB: the Bach Masterclasses,” a bi-weekly educational series in which she draws from her lifelong study of Bach and his manuscripts to work in a masterclass setting with Sphinx laureates and other rising-star violinists on a movement from Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. 

Her discography of 39 acclaimed albums also includes Dvořák and Khachaturian Violin Concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Teddy Abrams; Bel Canto PaganiniElgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony, Andrew Litton conducting; and Blues Dialogues, an album of blues-influenced classical works for unaccompanied violin and violin and piano by 20th and 21st century composers of African descent. 

Galvanized by the fact that young people learning classical music seldom have the opportunity to study and perform music written by Black composers, over the last 20 years, Pine and her Rachel Barton Pine Foundation Music by Black Composers (MBC) project has collected more than 900 works by 450+ Black composers from the 18th-21st centuries, representing Africa, North and South America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Oceania. MBC curates free repertoire directories on its website, including its newest one, "Repertoire for Violin and Orchestra," and publishes print resources, including Music by Black Composers (MBC) Violin Volume I, the first in a series of pedagogical books of music exclusively by global Black classical composers, as well the MBC Coloring Book of Black Composers.

She performs on the “ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742).


DSO Digital Concerts


Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

Nicknamed "Jupiter" for opening chords that reminded listeners of "thunderbolts," Mozart’s final symphony is named among the greatest in classical music. Armenian-Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan leads a performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 along with music of Puerto Rican composer Robert Sierra. 

ROBERTO SIERRA Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (World Premiere)

MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"



Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Composer Tania León draws upon her ancestry mixed in French, Spanish, Chinese, African, and Cuban musical heritages, bringing that variety of parts together in her work Indigena, while Rachel Barton Pine performs the first of a two-part set of Mozart violin concertos.

Please note: Originally scheduled guest violinist Baiba Skride is unable to appear in this concert.


MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207


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