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Heartland Festival Orchestra kicks off 10th season with Rachel Barton Pine / Peoria Journal Star

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A spur-of-the-moment invitation made two years ago by conductor David Commanday to superstar violinist Rachel Barton Pine, brings her back to the Heartland Festival Orchestra on Saturday Sep 15 with "Brahms Violin Concerto."  Pine mentioned her passion for the concerto in 2016 at the master class she gave for Youth Music Illinois during her last appearance with the orchestra. "Rachel's Beethoven Concerto was eloquent and powerful in ways that promised a superb interpretation of Brahms - so I replied to Rachel without hesitation: ‘It's a date - you'll be back for Brahms' " Commandy said. "I was planning on turning to Brahms' symphonies at the conclusion of our Beethoven cycle - so that's how this concert was born."

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