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Film Festival presents Elizabeth Pitcairn on June 12


The Sedona International Film Festival will present Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the Red Violin live, on stage at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival will present Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the Red Violin live, on stage at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m.


Originally Published: June 8, 2021 9:59 a.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival will present Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the Red Violin live, on stage at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn has earned a stunning reputation as one of America’s most beloved soloists. The artist performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, said to have inspired the Academy Award–winning film “The Red Violin.”

This special performance at the Sedona International Film Festival will follow the screening of “The Red Violin.” The film will show at 4 p.m., followed by a reception in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center and then Ms. Pitcairn’s performance on the red violin at 7 p.m.

Named the Red Stradivarius violin while in the possession of Joseph Joachim, it was a gift from her grandfather in 1990 at Christie’s Auction in London. Originally from a musical family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she began the violin at age three.

She appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music and in the year 2000 gave her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra. She has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Fisher Center and the Kimmel Center.

Passionate about youth and education, she serves as president and artistic director of the Luzerne Music Center which provides training for gifted young musicians ages 9 to 18 in upstate New York.

Pitcairn believes strongly in philanthropy and is a frequent performer for such charitable events as the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Helping Hands and Hearts Foundation and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.

Elizabeth Pitcairn on the Red Violin will take the stage Saturday, June 12, 7 p.m., at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, located at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona. Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for film festival members and students.

Visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org to order tickets online or for more information. Call the film festival office at 928-282-1177 to order by phone.

The office is located at 2030 W. SR 89A, Suite A3 in West Sedona.