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Spring Concert, featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn

Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 PM

Central Bucks High School South
1100 Folly Road
Warrington, PA 18976

Concert Details

70th Anniversary of the BCSO’s Inaugural Concert

Concert Program

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto. Op. 77

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Tickets: General Admission $25, Seniors $20, Students Free
(Reserve online to guarantee admission)


Elizabeth Pitcairn, violinist

Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn has earned a stunning reputation as one of America’s most beloved soloists. She has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music and in the year 2000 gave her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra.  She has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Fisher Center at Bard College and the Kimmel Center.  Passionate about youth and education, she serves as President and Artistic Director of the Luzerne Music Center, which provides training for gifted young musicians ages 9 to 18 in upstate New York.

Ms. Pitcairn performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius of 1720, said to have inspired the Academy Award–winning film The Red Violin.  She is featured on the 10th Anniversary edition of The Red Violin DVD in a special feature called “The Auction Block.”  Named the Red Stradivarius violin while in the possession of the 19th-century Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, the instrument was a gift to her from her grandfather, purchased at Christie’s Auction in London in 1990.  Originally from an accomplished musical family in Bucks County, she began playing the violin at age three and made her debut with orchestra at age fourteen.

Ms. Pitcairn attended the Marlboro Music Festival and is a graduate of the University of Southern California–where she later taught alongside her former teacher, the renowned violin professor Robert Lipsett–and the Colburn School in Los Angeles.  Her former teachers include Julian Meyer, Sylvia Ahramjian, Jascha Brodsky and Shmuel Ashkenasi.

Ms. Pitcairn believes strongly in philanthropy and is a frequent performer for such charitable events as the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Helping Hands and Hearts Foundation and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.




Warren Family Foundation in memory of
Tamara Warren, BCSO cellist for 18 years


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