Chicago Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon Showcase

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
T. Daniel Productions (T. Daniel and Laurie Willets Artistic Directors)
Janai Brugger, Soprano

Martin Theatre
Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:00 PM
Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Start

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Reserved $60/$40
Lawn $10
Ticket & dining package $75

Program

Schreker: The Wind
Weill: Magical Night (U.S. Premiere)

 

About The Artist

Ravinia Music Director James Conlon gives us a fascinating glimpse of the young Kurt Weill with a production of his very first piece for the musical stage, “Magic Night.” Described alternately as a “ballet with song” and a “pantomime for children,” the work brims with distinctive Weill touches even at the early age of 22, boasting a series of popular dance forms—the waltz, fox trot and can-can, among others—that came effortlessly to the composer who had worked part-time as a pianist in a beer-cellar cabaret. This night will be not only magical, but also musically delightful.

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