Bernstein Festival: from Plato to Broadway

Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

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Fancy Free: Suite
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian invited to lead an Asian orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic. In the United States, Mechetti was Resident Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony, and is now Conductor Emeritus of the Spokane Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony, after leading them for many seasons with great success. In Washington, he served as Associate Conductor for Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony. With a solid career both in the USA and Brazil, Mechetti has already performed in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. He is also a winner of the Malko Competition and holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music.

Heralded as a leading interpreter of great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique and emotional honesty. Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Neville Marriner. Her prolific discography includes more than 35 albums, some of them top charters on the Billboard Classical. Pine holds prizes from several of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 J. S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany. Her Rachel Barton Pine Foundation assists young artists through various projects. She performs on the “ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742) on lifetime loan to her by an anonymous patron.

Programa de Concerto

9 Aug 2018
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall

10 Aug 2018
Friday, 8:30 pm

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