Celebrating James Conlon 2015  

JAMES CONLON MARKS HIS FINAL SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR OF RAVINIA FESTIVAL IN 2015

Programming, which includes Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid and works by Mahler, Mozart and Shostakovich, celebrates major themes from Conlon’s 11-year tenure



July 22—Mozart and Mahler


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

July 23—Russian Repertoire


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon
, Conductor
Lise de la Salle, Piano

Mussorgsky: Three Pieces from Khovanshchina
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

July 29—Breaking the Silence


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon
, Conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Zemlinsky: The Mermaid (Seejungfrau)

August 1—Gala Benefit


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon
, Conductor
Maxim Vengerov, Violin

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Nutcracker Suite
“1812” Festival Overture (with live cannons)

August 15—Opera in Concert


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon
, Conductor

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

TBD—Conlon Showcase in the Martin Theatre


Soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra