Rachel Barton Pine, violin & Wendy Warner, cello (03/18/1997)

Chicagoan Rachel Barton Pine performs and records prolifically, as an international orchestral soloist and chamber musician.

Haymarket Unveils 2024 Season

Across three flagship performances, Haymarket continues to plumb the expressive depths of early music repertoire.

Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Music Festival

With principal conductor and artistic director Carlos Kalmar, we look forward to the Grant Park Music Festival’s 2023 season and also relive a July 2022 concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine playing Billy Childs as well as music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Victor Agudelo.

In 35th Season, Chicago Sinfonietta Looks At What’s ‘Next’

A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Full 2022 Season

The season begins on June 15 with artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar leading music of Mozart, Wagner, and Price.

WFMT Joins Forces with Cedille to Share Stream of Emerging Artist Competition

The first such event in Cedille’s history, the competition is being held in honor of the label’s 30th anniversary. The first place artist will get to create a record that will be produced and released by Cedille.

Ravinia Returns for 2021 Season

Ravinia Festival is back for 2021 for its 85th concert season, offering up a signature blend of classical, jazz, folk, and rock music performances.

Playlist: 19 Latin American Composers You Should Know

From Cuba to Argentina, Uruguay to Mexico, Latin America has had no shortage of phenomenal composers. And while we are huge fans of Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos, we also love these lesser-known composers — and we think you will, too!

July 2020: Classical Livestream Planner

Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!

Grant Park Music Festival Cancels 2020 Season

Said festival CEO and President Paul Winberg, “We are devastated about this decision not to move forward with our 2020 season.”

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what’s in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Video: Rachel Barton Pine, Daughter Sylvia Pine Help Launch WFMT’s New Family Request Program

What better way to inaugurate a program celebrating music for kids and families than by inviting a very musical family to perform — violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 8-year-old daughter Sylvia Pine?

Saturday: WFMT to Premiere Two New Programs for Kids and Families

Saturday Morning Listener’s Choice kicks off on January 4 with guests Rachel Barton Pine and daughter Sylvia, who give us their picks in the premiere episode

Pianist Lara Downes on Drawing Courage, Joy From Women Composers and Artists

“You have these pieces of music that are part of you, part of your DNA, and every time you return to them, it just comes out differently because you are different.”

How Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Is Working To #ExpandTheCanon

In addition to the acclaim she has won for her interpretations of music by well-known composers like Bach, Handel, and Paganini, Rachel Barton Pine has long sought to include underrepresented composers in her repertoire.

Corky Siegel: “The Future Is an Unopened Present”

Corky Siegel is one of the world’s great blues harmonica players. He is also a composer, pianist, singer, bandleader, teacher, and author whose curiosity about classical music and American blues has inspired much of his distinguished half-century career.

Video: After Coming Out as Gay, This Russian Violinist Can’t Return Home. This Is How Music Helped Him Find Acceptance.

For violinist Artem Kolesov, leaving his home country didn’t just offer the opportunity for professional advancement, it was also a chance to escape a life of constant fear and persecution.

Playlist: 10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now

For every cherished Beethoven or Tchaikovsky violin concerto, there’s a concerto by Szymanowski or a Berwald that deserves some more love!