Red violin reception delights symphony patrons
|Dr. Ray White shows off one of the posters he designed for next year’s Susanville Symphony concert season — this one a concert on the lawn of the historic Lassen County Courthouse. White opened his Janesville home for a fundraiser reception for Elizabeth Pitcairn on Wednesday, Feb. 19. For more photos, see the Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.|
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 — Did you know Elizabeth Pitcairn’s mysterious and famous Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin constructed by the master builder in a little shop in Italy in 1720, yes, the one that vanished from history for about 200 years and inspired an Oscar-nominated movie, has a name?
“Meet Felix,” Pitcairn said of her unique instrument, “named for Felix Mendelssohn whose descendents owned Felix in the early 1900s … People often ask me if I think of my violin as a male or female entity. I really think of him as male but with the soul of a woman … I need a man in my life, you know.”Add a comment