The 5 Browns World Premiere

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
The 5 Browns, Piano

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts

$50 $25 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket & dining package $65

About The Artist

Following a set of their trademark multiplepiano arrangements, The 5 Browns will perform the world premiere of a sensational work commissioned by Ravinia Festival for these Ravinia favorites and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. One of the hottest new composers of our time, Nico Muhly has demonstrated a dazzling versatility, working as editor, conductor and keyboardist for Philip Glass, collaborating on a DVD single with Björk, composing film scores (including The Reader) and currently working on an opera jointly commissioned by the English National Opera and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Rounding out the program will be Shostakovich’s most popular symphony, the triumphant Fifth, which restored the composer to official favor after a period of censure from Soviet officials.

Program Notes

Various: Multiple-keyboard works
Nico Muhly: The Edge of the World (World Premiere)*
  (Ravinia commission)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor

A Program of Chicago's Soviet Art Experience

Commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson and Ravinia Festival, Welz Kauffman, President & CEO.

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