Maxim Vengerov Returns to the U.S.

Britten Centennial | Wagner Bicentennial


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Maxim Vengerov, Violin

Pavilion
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
5:00 PM
Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Start

Reserved $50/$25
Lawn $10
Ticket & dining package $60 (Promo code DINING)

You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $60 per performance. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Mirabelle followed by the performance in the Pavilion.

FREE CSO Mug for the first 500 guests in the park!

Program

Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (Ravinia premiere)
Wagner: Overture to Der fliegende Holländer (“The Flying Dutchman”)
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Wagner: Preludes to Acts I & III of Lohengrin

 

Program Notes

Two giants in the world of opera: Richard Wagner, who was born 200 years ago, and Benjamin Britten, born one century later, are showcased in an instrumental celebration of their genius. Widely hailed as the heir to the mantles of Stern, Oistrakh, Perlman and Zukerman, violinist Maxim Vengerov, who was a Ravinia Rising Star in 1993, returns to the festival for the first time since 1995 to perform the Ravinia premiere of Britten’s luscious Violin Concerto. The Guardian of London praised him for his “formidable music-making in which scale and prowess blended to produce edge-of-your-seat excitement.” The incomparable Chicago Symphony Orchestra provides the evocative Four Sea Interludes from the same composer’s opera Peter Grimes and will also get to shine in a selection of the lushly orchestrated overtures and preludes by Wagner, who single-handedly changed the course of music with the groundbreaking harmony of his massive music dramas.

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