James Ehnes with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin

Sunday, July 21, 2013
3:00 PM
Gates Open
5:00 PM
Concert Start
Reserved $50/$25
Lawn $10


Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’une faune (“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”)
Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Rossini: Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (“The Barber of Seville”)
Mendelssohn: Overture, Scherzo and Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra (“The Thieving Magpie”)


Program Notes

Bursts of brilliance define this smorgasbord of timeless repertoire and contagious melodies. This is the perfect afternoon for a family picnic that will leave you whistling all the way home. The Guardian calls violinist James Ehnes “effusively lyrical” and “hair-raisingly virtuosic.”


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