Performing Artist Series featuring Pitcairn has been canceled

Elizabeth Pitcairn
March 02, 2020

(This event has been canceled as part of the college's response to the national Coronavirus pandemic)

Celebrated violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform during The SUNY Adirondack Performing Artist Series recital “Making a Difference: Changing Lives through Mentorship” at 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the SUNY Adirondack Theater.

Pitcairn, chief executive officer and artistic director of Luzerne Music Center, has earned a reputation as one of America’s most beloved violin soloists. She performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music, made her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra and has performed internationally. She performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720. A gift from her grandfather in 1990, it was named the "Red Stradivarius violin" while in possession of Joseph Joachim and is said to have inspired the Academy Award-winning film “The Red Violin.”

The performance will also include cellist Evan Drachman, playing his grandfather’s Stradivarius, and pianist Barbara Podgurski.

The recital is free and open to the public through the generosity of Theresa Treadway Lloyd.