Chicago Symphony’s 2014 Ravinia season

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Thursday’s (2/27) Chicago Tribune includes three articles previewing musical offerings at the Ravinia Festival in 2014, including performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, reported by John von Rhein: “The Chicago Symphony will be in residence for concerts spanning six weeks—the same number as last summer’s residency—and there will be the usual abundance of chamber music and recitals. [Music Director James] Conlon will conduct a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s ‘Salome’ in honor of the composer’s sesquicentennial before the music director and CSO members decamp to the Martin Theatre to present staged concert performances of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘The Marriage of Figaro.’… Conlon also will lead all-Beethoven and all-Tchaikovsky programs with pianists Jonathan Biss and Denis Matsuev as soloists.… Midori will join the faculty of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and present two concerts and a master class.… Flutist James Galway will give the U.S. premiere of a flute concerto written for him by ‘Riverdance’ composer Bill Whelan.… Of unusual interest is the premiere of ‘The Devil’s Tale,’ composer James Stephenson’s sequel to Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale.’ ”

Posted February 27, 2014