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    DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017

    TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


    Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music

    Rice University


    Chamber Music Houston is proud to present this Special Event, in addition to our regular season series, featuring The Red Mendelssohn Violin: Hear the Beauty!  Elizabeth Pitcairn, the violinist and owner of this amazing and mysterious 1720 Stradivari, will perform a beautiful program that will demonstrate the exquisite ability of the instrument and the performer.


                                - Los Angeles Times

      Kreisler, Prelude and Allegro

    Schubert, Sonatina in D Major, Op. 137, No. 1, D. 184 

    •  Allegro molto
    •  Andante
    •  Allegro vivace

    Ravel, Sonata No. 2 in G Major 

    • Allegretto
    • Blues
    • Perpetuum mobile 

     Graef, Blue Vishudda

     Corigliano, "The Red Violin" Chaconne

     Williams, "Schindler's List" theme for violin and piano

    This program is subject to change.



    • Elizabeth Pitcairn, violinist and owner of the Red Mendelssohn, is accompanied by Louise Thomas on piano 
    The legendary Stradivarius Red Mendelssohn that inspired a movie, The Red Violin, is coming to Houston for one night only.  Renowned American violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, received the Red Mendelssohn on her 16th birthday and has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty and power of this incredible violin with the world.


       "commanding soloist, her tone of silken sweetness swelling…"  - Dallas News

    A post-concert reception following the performance is open to the audience where they may meet Ms. Pitcairn.

    The Red Violin Patron Package, with your donation of $1,000, includes a private dinner with Ms. Pitcairn, two Premium concert seats, complimentary valet parking, and a post-concert reception with the performers.


      The Mendelssohn Patron Package with your donation of $1,750 includes all the above-mentioned benefits for a total of four people.

    Single Tickets available for $60 - $100 here, or call 713.348.5400.  Student discounts available.


     Convenient parking is available for a $5 fee and Valet parking is provided for as low as $14.  Please see the parking map and detailed directions for the best parking option.

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