Saturday, July 13, 2024

CSO + Marin Alsop with Abel Selaocoe

Beethoven’s Fifth, Abel Plays His Four Spirits

Venue: Pavilion Part of: Kids Concerts Series Part of: CSO Residency
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM
Mainstage Sponsor: In Memory of Charles and Margery Barancik
Media Support:


Reserved Seats: $35–$95
Lawn Reserved Blocks: $45*
Lawn General Admission: $17

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

^ Price increases by $5 one week before the event; ticket selection screen shows current price

“Beer, Brats & Beethoven” Event Tickets
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 When Do Tickets Go On Sale? Public ticket sales open at 8:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24, exclusively here at Ravinia donors receive online access to tickets as early as March 19 or during mid-April.

Additional performance: Cellist Joshua Kováč, 6:00 p.m. in the Martin Theatre
Co-presented with SEEN Worldwide

 Lawn Video Screens This performance will be shown live on a large video screen facing the North Lawn in addition to the Pavilion and South Lawn screens.

 Movie Screens The complete movie will be shown on video screens in the Pavilion and facing the North and South Lawns while the score is played live.

About the Performance

South African cellist-composer Abel Selaocoe joins Marin Alsop and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Four Spirits, which "takes the concerto format to thrillingly unprecedented places" (Bachtrack). Themes of ancestral wisdom, faith, and community permeate as the piece is put in perspective alongside Beethoven's monumental Fifth Symphony, with its distinct explorations of fate.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Abel Selaocoe, cello and voice
Bernhard Schimpelsberger, percussion
Joshua Kováč, cello (Martin Theatre)


Iryna Aleksiychuk:   Go where the wind takes you
Abel Selaocoe:   Four Spirits (orch. Benjamin Woodgates)
Ludwig van Beethoven:   Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67


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