Lara Downes: Rising Sun

Migration and Renaissance

Lara Downes, piano
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello
Members of the Chicago Sinfonietta

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
7:30 PM
Concert Starts

Pavilion Tickets:
Reserved Seats: $12

Parking: Free


Rising Sun: Migration and Renaissance

Tracing the journey, physical and metaphorical, of the Great Migration and the creative flowering of the Chicago Black Renaissance, this program features music—by artists whose work and lives were transformed by the journey north—that tells stories of migration and metamorphosis, trial and triumph, courage, creativity, and collaboration.

Margaret Bonds:   The Bells and Troubled Water from Spiritual Suite
Margaret Bonds:   “Dream Variations” from Three Dream Portraits
William Grant Still:   Summerland from Three Visions
Nora Holt:   Nora’s Dance
Florence Price:   Sketches in Sepia
Florence Price:   Andante con espressione
William Grant Still:   Gamin from Suite for Violin and Piano
Florence Price:   Piano Quintet in A minor
Lil Hardin Armstrong:   “Just For a Thrill” (arr. Jeremy Siskind)
Sam Cooke:   “A Change Is Gonna Come” (arr. Jeremy Siskind)

Program subject to change

About The Artist

From Ravinia Magazine:
Abundant Sunshine: Lara Downes and friends are reviving the field of good music

Read the Article


Park Details

Following the performance, Lara Downes will be signing CDs and sheet music at the Martin Theatre Festival Shop.


The Park and Ride service is not operating tonight. Please come directly to onsite parking. The main parking lot is at 201 Ravinia Park Rd.