PBN Season 9 Spring
February 11/12, 2017
Violinist Linda Rosenthal and Pianist Rose Chancler
Concerts Saturday, February 11th at 7PM and
Sunday, February 12th at 3PM at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY.
Alaska-based Linda Rosenthal has performed for audiences worldwide with her incredible
virtuosity and warm audience rapport. She also tirelessly promotes classical music outside of
concert halls, in schools, museums, libraries, community centers, seminars, and more. Piano by
Nature is proud to showcase her talent in a chamber music program alongside Westport’s Rose
Chancler, presenting a violin and piano concert of exceptional nature in the heart of the North
Country winter. Come warm yourselves watching these two create some fireworks!
A little about Linda......
Violinist LINDA ROSENTHAL performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as a soloist with orchestra and as a chamber musician. Based in Juneau Alaska, Linda has also performed in virtually every corner that great State, from fishing villages and logging camps in Southeast Alaska to remote villages above the Arctic Circle. Linda is the Founder and Artistic Director of both Juneau Jazz & Classics, an annual music festival that brings world-renowned jazz and classical artists to perform and teach in Juneau each May, and the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid, New York.
In addition to a busy schedule performing solo and chamber music, Linda also tours Strings & Stories, a show for young audiences that she created and premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1995. Since its debut, Ms. Rosenthal and Los Angeles actor Bill Blush have toured Strings & Stories annually under the auspices of The Piatigorsky Foundation. Their show has reached thousands of children in schools, museums, libraries and community centers throughout the United States.
Over the past decade, Ms. Rosenthal has commissioned and premiered more than a dozen
works, including pieces for solo violin, electric violin, violin and piano and violin and narrator. Her
most recent commission was Glacier Blue, a Concerto for Solo Violin and Jazz Big Band. Her
four solo CDs feature the sonatas of Copland, Piston and Porter; Favorite Violin Encores; Fiddle
de Bop, a collection of Americana music for violin and piano; and, Glacier Blue with Bruce
Paulson’s L.A. Allstar Big Band.
Ms. Rosenthal plays on a violin made in Turin, Italy in 1772 by J. B. Guadagnini.