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Violinist Nancy Bargerstock solos with Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Dec. 3

Bargerstock_t_2.jpgBOONE—Nancy Bargerstock is the featured violinist during the Dec. 3 Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performance at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium. Admission is free. The orchestra is directed by James Allen Anderson.

Bargerstock is the soloist for Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61.”

The orchestra also will perform Respighi’s “Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome).”

Beethoven’s violin concerto is considered among the most important works in the violin concerto repertoire. Written in 1806, the composition has three movements, the first of which begins with four beats of the tympani after the orchestra begins, with the violin soloist joining some four minutes into the composition.

“Pini di Roma,” written in 1924, is considered a masterpiece of the symphonic poem, a composition based on a poem, novel, painting or landscape. In Respighi’s work, he creates a musical setting depicting children at play in a pine grove, a melancholy depiction of a catacomb located near a pine grove, a movement based on an evening setting near a Roman temple, and of an army traveling the Appian Way to the Capitoline Hill in Rome.

Bargerstock is a member of the faculty in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music, where she teaches string chamber music, pedagogy, literature and orchestral repertoire classes.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin from the Juilliard School of Music in New York, a soloist diploma in viola from the Orfeo Conservatory in Athens, Greece, and a doctorate in violin performance from UNC Greensboro.

She has appeared as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician in festivals in the United States, Bermuda, Europe and the Far East.

Previously, she held positions at Muhlenberg College, Moravian College, the American College of Greece and the Skalkottas, Attico, and Nakas Conservatories (Greece).