Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Master Class with Pianist Robert Levin
Ravinia Steans Music Institute
Please reserve tickets to this event before arriving at the venue. Free admission will still be offered at the door, pending availability.
No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.
Views of the Stage
Bennett Gordon Hall is an indoor venue. The stage is not visible from any location on the Lawn, nor is audio from the performance broadcast to the Lawn.
Ravinia is becoming a cashless venue and encourages all guests to bring credit/debit cards or other cashless forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted at The Festival Shop, Wintrust Chair & Table Rental, Dining Pavilion restaurants, and concessions and bars.
Dining/Concessions at Ravinia Festival®
All Ravinia Festival restaurants and concessions are closed.
Livestreamed on YouTube
This presentation by RSMI is free to experience in person at Bennett Gordon Hall or on Ravinia’s YouTube channel wherever you are. View this season’s and past livestreams.
About the Artist
The Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and small-group collaboration through the practice and performance of classical sonata and chamber repertoire. Up to 35 violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists—and often a pre-existing chamber group or two—gather for five weeks of immersive and intensive rehearsals and coachings with a rotating roster of some of the world’s finest teaching artists.
In addition to several afternoon and evening concerts presented during the summer, the musicians participate in a series of public master classes, where the faculty or a Ravinia guest artist provide in-the-moment insights on the fellows’ performances of excerpts from their repertoire, guiding both the growth of their interpretations and sharing the experience with all in attendance.
This master class is led by Robert Levin, who is a noted theorist and Mozart scholar in addition to an active concert pianist with numerous credits across the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Levin is renowned for his Mozart and Beethoven performances with improvised embellishments and cadenzas, a restoration of Classical-period practice, as well as for his published completions of Mozart fragments, including the Requiem (premiered in 1991 by Helmuth Rilling) and C-minor Mass (commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered in 2005). He recently completed recording Mozart’s works for keyboard and orchestra, and BBC Magazine named his 2022 collection of Mozart’s piano sonatas its recording of the month.
RSMI Program for Piano & Strings
Robert Levin, piano
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