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Rachel Barton Pine packs em in at Illinois Summer Youth Music program / Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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One of the benefits for music lovers in our community is the possibility of listening to concerts that are off-shoots of the UIUC School of Music's Illinois Summer Youth Music program. As a highlight of this year's sessions, famous violinist Rachel Barton Pine came to town to hold masterclasses for young violinists in the Summer Youth Music classes. She also gave a free public recital in Smith Memorial Recital Hall on June 26. Usually, offseason concerts in Smith Hall draw small numbers, but the Hall was packed with hundreds of teenagers from the Summer Youth program this Monday night.

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