Ravinia, the annual music festival in Highland Park, Illinois, has created the role of conductor laureate for JAMES LEVINE. Levine served as Ravinia’s music director from 1973 to 1993. As conductor laureate, Levine will conduct multiple programs during his annual two-week residency at the festival beginning in 2018, as part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s six-week summer Ravinia season. In addition to conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts, Levine will work with participants in the festival’s Stearns Music Institute, which Levine created with Ravinia’s then-Executive Director Edward Gordon in 1988. This season at Ravinia, Levine will conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Haydn’s Creation.
Posted April 13, 2017