This performance by violinist Rachel Arcega Orth and pianist Kyle Orth took place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Composer Work Year
Avner Dorman Violin Sonata No. 3 2011
Maurice Ravel Violin Sonata in G major, M. 77 1927
Deux mélodies hébraiques, M. A22 1914
Edvard Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 1886

About the Artists

Rachel Arcega Orth

Rachel Arcega Orth

An active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral member, violinist Rachel Arcega Orth is noted for her passionate musical interpretations and exceptional singing tone. Since beginning violin lessons at the age of six, Mrs. Orth has performed across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina. She regularly plays violin with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Zander.

Mrs. Orth recently graduated from Boston University with a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from Texas Christian University, where she graduated Magna cum laude. In addition to appearing as concertmaster of the BU Symphony and as a violinist with Symphony Nova, Mrs. Orth has played in Boston’s Symphony Hall on numerous occasions with the Boston Philharmonic and the BU Symphony.

An avid chamber musician and soloist, Mrs. Orth has participated in summer festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Prades International Music Academie in France. In 2018 she was selected as a member of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and performed in Charleston, South Carolina.

Apart from her musical studies, Mrs. Orth enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, teaching, and running. She lives in Chicago with her husband (pianist Kyle Orth) and their cats Nana and Seb.

Kyle Orth

Kyle Orth

Internationally acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Dallas, Fort Worth, Israel, Oaxaca, Minnesota, and Missouri Symphony Orchestras, performing under the batons of Jaap van Zweden, Osmo Vänskä, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and other renowned conductors. His performances have been hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).

Born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in Richardson, Texas, Kyle Orth completed his undergraduate degree at TCU, and received his graduate degree from the New England Conservatory, where he continues his performance studies in the highly selective DMA program.