Crafted in 1720 by Antonio Stradivari, who remains the most famous violin maker of all time, the Red Violin vanished for more than 200 years before resurfacing in Berlin during the 1930s. The legendary Mendelssohn Stradivarius, which inspired the 1999 Academy Award-winning film The Red Violin, will be in Houston.
Elizabeth Pitcairn, the acclaimed violinist and current owner of the Red Violin, will perform breathtaking pieces and share colorful insights about the violin's history. This celebrated violinist is the first known solo artist to bring the historic violin to concert halls, having made it her goal to share the beautiful sound and story of the violin with audiences of all ages and cultures.
Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents this unique recital and reception, highlighting a historic opportunity for the organization. Champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres from the various countries where the Red Violin has called home will be served.
Bayou Bend Towers
Houston , TX 77007
Individual tickets start at $100; couple tickets are $175.
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