Rufus Wainwright CSO Debut

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, Conductor
Rufus Wainwright, Vocals

Sunday, August 14, 2011
3:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
4:00 PM
Public Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts

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

3-4:45 p.m. Family Space on the north lawn (music-related crafts, storytelling, and "instrument petting zoo")
3:30 p.m. Ravinia Wine Club, Ticket & club package $40

About The Artist

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and smart songwriters of his generation. Experience this unique performer in two settings: In the first half of this concert he shares the stage with the CSO, and in the second half he returns for a purely Rufus show. The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus has carved out his own singular sound.

Program Notes

Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Mendelssohn: Scherzo and Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wainwright: 5 Shakespeare Sonnets
  (Co-commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony through the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Works of Music, and the Ravinia Festival)
Rufus Wainwright in Concert

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