The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 12/30/2008

Violin virtuoso, philanthropist & heavy-metal rock fan Rachel Barton Pine is the guest on our hour-long special. She talks with KUHF’s Chris Johnson about her art, career & life – from child prodigy to thriving adult performer. Musical excerpts from Barton’s extensive catalogue of recordings are sprinkled throughout the conversation…

KUHF’s Chris Johnson (The Afternoon Concert, M-F, 1-3PM) speaks with  violinist Rachel Barton Pine about her new CD, a world premiere recording of Franz Clement’s Violin Concerto, paired with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.  They also discuss her wide ranging musical tastes and projects including her philanthropic efforts, activities on the internet and her interest in rock and heavy metal music(!) Barton also comments on overcoming a 1995 Chicago Metro accident and her undaunting commitment to the violin and the music she loves. Listen  Download