Free music comes to Elyria

October 12, 2012 by  

An award-winning, renowned violinist will make a stop in Elyria in just over a week’s time to perform a free concert at St. Mary Church.

Rachel Barton Pine has been called a “boundary defying performer” by the Washington Post. At the age of 17, she was the youngest person and the first American to be awarded the gold medal at the J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Germany. In addition to performing classical works, she also plays with a heavy metal band, Earthen Grave. Now, she is bringing her stellar musical skills to Elyria as part of CityMusic Cleveland.

The concert at St. Mary is one of five that Pine and CityMusic will be presenting in Ohio. The goal of the free concerts is to attract new listeners and to bring classical music to a wider audience. The October 21 concert will be conducted by Ryan McAdams, who was the first to receive the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award.

Banner printing in Elyria might be used to help advertise for the upcoming concert. A large banner could be displayed outside of St. Mary to let residents know about the show.

Concert goers can expect to hear plenty of familiar violin pieces, including some by Bruch and Beethoven. The concert will take place at 4:00 pm a week on Sunday at 320 Middle Avenue in Elyria. Pine and her metal band are also anticipating playing a show in the Cleveland area, although the details are yet to be announced.