Friday, November 10, 2023

Lincoln Trio: Celebrating 20 Years!

Gates Open:
6:30 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM


Reserved Seats: $40

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.

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Public parking is FREE for BGH concerts and is available in our South Parking Lot located at 201 St. Johns Ave. Parking opens 30 minutes prior to gate opening. The West Parking Lot is closed for this event.  More info on BGH parking

About the Artist

The Chicago-based Lincoln Trio—violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian—has had a wealth of highlights over 20 years performing together, including appearances at Ravinia for each of the last 15. Collaborations between the festival and the trio have ranged from a tour of Illinois with the winning work from Ravinia’s Lincoln Bicentennial Composition Competition to presentations of music from their Grammy-nominated albums, including the “fervent and imaginative” (San Francisco Chronicle) Trios from Our Homelands—works by composers who share their ancestry.

This special program features the Second Piano Trios of Brahms and Turina—whose complete works for piano and strings they recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall in 2014—as bookends to Repair the World (Tikkun Olam) by Chicago composer Stacy Garrop, written in response to the horrific mass shooting in Highland Park during last year’s Fourth of July parade. “From the Kindness Rock Garden and the [original] temporary arch memorial,” Garrop said, “a rock with the word Peace and a tag inscribed with the Hebrew words Tikkun Olam and its corresponding English ‘Repair the World’ became my guiding light … to honor the victims and survivors, reflect on the goodness of the people who jumped into action, and attempt to bring healing to members of the community.”


Lincoln Trio

Desirée Ruhstrat, violin
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano



Joaquín Turina:   Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, op. 76
Stacy Garrop:   Repair the World (Tikkun Olam) (written in 2023 in honor of the victims and survivors of the Highland Park Fourth of July shooting)
Johannes Brahms:   Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, op. 87


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