Renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine is in the area this weekend to serve as an adjudicator for the annual Young Musicians Competition sponsored by the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. That's on Saturday.
Contest winners will perform on Sunday. Also on Sunday at Davis High School, Pine will perform with the Davis High School Baroque Orchestra, one of only two high school Baroque orchestras in the entire country.
Tonight (Friday) Pine performs in the Mondavi's Vanderhoef Theatre with pianist Lara Downes in a program of works by American composers including Amy Beach, William Grant Still, George Gershwin and Daniel Bernard Roumain.
Despite her very busy schedule, Rachel Barton Pine found time to stop by CapRadio on Friday afternoon for an interview with morning classical host Kevin Doherty. Rachel started by describing the program for her concert with Lara Downes.
Afterward, the classical virtuoso whose eclectic artistic pursuits include heavy metal and hip hop treated us to a solo performance in the CapRadio Garden, which multimedia producer Andrew Nixon captured on video.