CSO Residency 2016  

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 80th anniversary residency includes major premieres of Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto, The Planets—an HD Odyssey, a new staging of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and James Cameron’s Titanic with live orchestra, plus the return of James Levine.

James Levine

James Levine Returns!

James Levine celebrates the 45th anniversary of his Ravinia debut by returning to the festival for the first time since 1993. On July 23, 2016, Levine will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Mahler’s Second Symphony, the piece he first conducted at Ravinia on June 24, 1971.

Levine made his Ravinia debut as a last-minute replacement, fresh from his Cleveland Orchestra apprenticeship. Two years later, in 1973, he was named Ravinia’s music director. Over his tenure, he presented an array of symphonic, chamber, and operatic programs; exhibited his talents as an acclaimed concert pianist in recitals; and introduced new artists to Ravinia.

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2016 10-Punch “Classical Grass Pass”

The 10-punch lawn pass is an easy and economical way to enjoy the classical music season at Ravinia. Get the best deal on the 2016 season now and enjoy the nation’s finest orchestra for as little as $8 per ticket.

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