Saturday, November 4, 2023

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine with Pianist Inna Faliks

Gates Open:
6:30 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM


Reserved Seats: $40

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.

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Public parking is FREE for BGH concerts and is available in our South Parking Lot located at 201 St. Johns Ave. Parking opens 30 minutes prior to gate opening. The West Parking Lot is closed for this event.  More info on BGH parking

About the Artist

Chicago’s hometown star violinist Rachel Barton Pine makes her first full-evening appearance at Ravinia in nearly a decade, following a heroic performance of Prokofiev’s First Concerto with the CSO on hours’ notice in 2021. “An exciting, boundary-defying performer” (Washington Post), Pine continues a thread from not only her guest appearance with pianist Lara Downes later that summer, but more than 20 years’ leading focus: the superlative artistry of Black composers and works in the popular canon influenced by Black music and musicians.

The blues especially weave through the program, from the solo improvisational Blues Dialogues by Chicago native Dolores White (who passed in March 2023) to Ravel’s jazz-age Violin Sonata. Inna Faliks, “a pianist of the highest order, as dramatic or as subtle as a great stage actor” (WTTW), joins to highlight music by Still representing Black visual artists and spirituals as well as composer-pianist—and RSMI Jazz Program co-director—Billy Childs’s intimate tone-poem response to a fatal shooting by police, commissioned by Pine for her 2018 album Blues Dialogues.


Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Inna Faliks, piano



Dolores White:   Blues Dialogues for solo violin
Ludwig van Beethoven:   Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, op. 47 (“The Bridgetower Sonata”)
William Grant Still:   Here’s One
Billy Childs:   Incident on Larpenteur Avenue (commissioned by Rachel Barton Pine, 2018)
William Grant Still:   Suite for Violin and Piano
Maurice Ravel:   Violin Sonata (1923)

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