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Rachel Barton Pine performs live on the Internet TONIGHT!

March 18, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Live concert on the Internet tonight!

A quick last-minute update to let you know that you can listen to my performance tonight, live on the Internet, starting at 8:00pm Central Standard Time. The music is Haydn’s masterpiece for string quartet, The Seven Last Words of Christ. I will be joined by violinist Mathais Tacke and violist Richard Young from the Vermeer Quartet along with cellist Wendy Warner.

Just go to to listen (or tune your radio to 98.7FM in the Chicago area).

In between each movement, the corresponding bible verse will be read, followed by a brief homily, illuminating Haydn’s musical meditations on the text.

Here are the biographies of the eight speakers:

The Introduction; The Earthquake
Pastor T.L. Barrett is the founder of the Life Center Church of God in Christ on Chicago’s South Side. His father died when he was 16, and he grew up in one of America’s most difficult inner-city environment – the Chicago Housing Authority “projects.” And yet, he has become one of the community’s most dynamic and influential leaders. Holder of 2 honorary doctorates and 47 civic awards, he is a board member of the Ministers’ Division of Operation PUSH, and conducts a ministry in the Illinois state prison system and in Cook County Jail in Chicago. He is active in the Outreach Ministry for the homeless, the Guardian Angel early intervention program, the Youth For Christ self-help group, the Big Brother/Big Sister adoption program, and the Gang Truce program. Rev. Barrett was the speaker for the Vermeer Quartet’s very first presentation of this work in 1988.

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer has been a judge on the U.S. District Court in Chicago since 1998, having been nominated by President Clinton. She was also an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and served as Presiding Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She graduated from Valparaiso University and earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Following a one-year clerkship for the Minnesota Supreme Court, she practiced in the area of commercial litigation with the Chicago law firm of Hopkins and Suter. She has taught at the Loyola University School of Law, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Ms. Pallmeyer was the judge in the recent corruption trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan.

“Surely, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Rev. Willie Barrow is the Chairman of the Board, Emeritus, of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. An ordained minister of the Church of God, she was the first female to be Vice President of the Illinois State Ministerial Assembly. She received her education at Warner-Pacific Theological Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and has received a number of honorary doctorates. She is an original member of the first National Staff of Operation BREADBASKET, and in 1963 was a coordinating member of the Chicago delegation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. In 1968 she was National Organizer for The Poor People’s Campaign, and in 1969 led the first Statewide Coalition Against Hunger in Illinois. A member of the Democratic National Committee, she was National Deputy Campaign Manager and Road Manager for the Jackson for President Campaign in 1984.

“Woman, behold your son; behold your mother.”
Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she held the Carey McGuire Chair in Ethics at the Library of Congress, was co-director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and now holds the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at Georgetown University. In 2006 Dr. Elshtain was appointed to the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Also that year she delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of Reinhold Niebuhr, William James, and Hannah Arendt. Her most recent books include Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World (2002), and Sovereignties: God, State, Self (2008).

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Dr. Martin E. Marty is one of the world’s most celebrated theologians. He is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago where he taught for 35 years and where the Martin Marty Center has since been founded. He has been awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Order of Lincoln Medallion (Illinois’ top honor), the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Book Award, and 77 honorary doctorates. Dr. Marty has been President of the Park Ridge Center for Health, Faith, and Ethics, the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association,. He has written more than 50 books, including Martin Luther (2004), The Mystery of the Child and the Provision of Care (2007), and The Christian World: A Global History (2007).

“I thirst.”
Rev. John M. Buchanan is the editor of Christian Century and the pastor of Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. One of America’s most influential Presbyterians, he served as moderator of the 208th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. He received an A.B. in Government from Franklin and Marshall College, and the B.D./M.Div. from The University of Chicago Divinity School/Chicago Theological Seminary. Rev. Buchanan was previously a church pastor in Lafayette (Indiana), Columbus (Ohio), and Dyer (Indiana). He recently served as President of the Board of Trustees of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chairperson of the Board of the Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministry, and on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern Memorial Foundation and the Presbyterian Home in Evanston. His most recent book is A New Church for a New Age.

“It is finished.”
Dr. David Tracy is the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor of Theology Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School, where he taught since 1969. A Professor in the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and in the Committee on Social Thought, he has also lectured at dozens of institutions throughout the world. Dr. Tracy holds a Licentiate in Theology and a Doctorate in Theology from Gregorian University in Rome, plus 12 honorary doctorates. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Religion, and is the past President of the Catholic Theological Society of America. His recent books are Plurality and Ambiguity: Hermeneutics, Religion and Hope (1987), Dialogue with the Other (1990), Naming the Present (1995), and This Side of God (2008).
From Patrick Hu
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 2:37 AM
I'll try to tune it to sounds wonderful! And Richard Young is AMAZING! (such a bright mind...he helped me so much!)

Thank you for letting us know!

From Ray Randall
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 6:22 PM
Rachel, how did it go? I was at a rehearsal and couldn't listen in.
You might be interested to know that
our local classical station KFUO
( plays your recordings.
You can listen to KFUO live 24/7 from
their web site.
From Ray Randall
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 6:28 PM
Couldn't edit what I wrote to include your listing, but on their playlist here it is:

3/19/08 10:51pm STRAVINSKY, Igor:: The Rite of Spring, Minneapolis Sym. Orch. - Antal Dorati - Mercury 434 331-2
3/19/08 10:24pm BEACH, Amy:: Romance, Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano - Cedille CDR 90000 097 (''American Virtuosa - Tribute to Maud Powell'')
3/19/08 10:05pm WALTON, William:: Varii Capricci, London Phil. - Bryden Thomson - Chandos CHAN

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