CSO Residency 2016  

80th anniversary season includes major premieres of Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto, The Planets—an HD Odyssey, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and Titanic with live orchestra, plus the return of James Levine

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July 12—Marsalis Violin Concerto

Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin

Program to include:

Wynton Marsalis:   Violin Concerto (Co-commisioned by Ravinia; American premiere)

July 13—The Planets–An HD Odyssey

Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor

John Adams:   Short Ride in a Fast Machine
R. Strauss:   Also sprach Zarathustra
Holst:   The Planets (with film by NASA/JPL)
July 16—Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar

Andrew Davis, Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello

Vaughan Williams:   Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Elgar:   Cello Concerto in E Minor
Beethoven:   Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
July 20—Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

R. Strauss:   Don Juan
Liszt:   Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Rachmaninoff:   Symphony No. 2 in E Minor
July 23—James Levine Leads The Gala Benefit

James Levine, Conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus [Duain Wolfe, Director]
Ying Fang, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano

Mahler:   Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”)
July 26—The Firebird

Ben Gernon, Conductor

Debussy:   La mer
Britten:   Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Stravinsky:   The Firebird [Created by Janni Younge of Handspring Puppet Company] (Midwest premiere)
July 29—Titanic Live

Ludwig Wicki, Conductor

Horner:   Titanic

Complete film shown on Pavilion and lawn videos screens

July 30—Titanic Live

Ludwig Wicki, Conductor

Horner:   Titanic

Complete film shown on Pavilion and lawn videos screens

August 2—Daniil Trifonov

Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Program to include:

Schumann:   Piano Concerto in A Minor
Dvořák:   Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (“From the New World”)
August 3—American Masterworks

Jeffrey Kahane, Conductor and Piano

Gershwin:   Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein:   Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Rachmaninoff:   Symphonic Dances

August 5—Paul Lewis Plays Beethoven

Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano

Beethoven:   Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Prokofiev:   Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
August 9—A Pair of Twos

David Zinman, Conductor
Misha Dichter, Piano

Bernstein:   Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
Brahms:   Symphony No. 2 in D Major
August 10—Gil Shaham in the 1930s

David Zinman, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin

Prokofiev:   Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Brahms:   Symphony No. 4 in E Minor
August 12—Joshua Bell and Chris Botti

George Hanson, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Chris Botti, Trumpet

August 17—You’re the Top!: Cole Porter’s 125th Birthday Celebration

David Alan Miller, Conductor
Kevin Cole, Host and Piano
Klea Blackhurst, Vocalist
Sylvia McNair, Vocalist
Ryan VanDenBoom, Vocalist

August 20—Itzhak Perlman

Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Violin

All-Beethoven Program

  Violin Concerto in D Major
  Symphony No. 7 in A Major
August 21—Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Itzhak Perlman, Conductor
Lynn Harrell, Cello

All-Tchaikovsky Program

  Symphony No. 5 in E Minor
  Variations on a Rococo Theme
  “1812” Festival Overture