Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Erik Schumann, violin
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
A true musical Renaissance man, Ravinia’s former music director, Christoph Eschenbach, has won accolades around the world as a pianist, conductor, accompanist and beloved colleague even as he discovers and nurtures new talent—this is, after all, the man who brought such mega-stars as Lang Lang and Renée Fleming to the world’s attention. There will be plenty of surprises for Christoph when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and an assembly of guest artists perform a concert celebrating his 70th birthday, but the real present will be for you, with all pavilion seats priced at just $25!
Berlioz: Overture to Benevenuto Cellini
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
THE ESCHENBACH ERA
Ravinia’s own Christoph Eschenbach steps into his new dual role as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra and the first Music Director of Kennedy Center with the 2010/11 season.
Family Space, 3-4:30 p.m. – North Lawn
(music-related crafts, storytelling, and “instrument petting zoo")