James Conlon, Conductor
|Eisler:||Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain, Op. 70
(with silent film)
|Hindemith:||Overture to The Flying Dutchman, as Sight-read by a Bad Spa Orchestra at 7 a.m. by the Well|
|Korngold:||String Sextet in D Major, Op. 10|
James Conlon, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residency at Ravinia, leads soloists from that illustrious ensemble in two works so flush with late-Romantic melody and lyricism that the fewer than 20 musicians will sound like a full orchestra. Wagner wrote the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present for his wife, and in the Martin Theatre you can be as close to the music as she was at its first performance in their home.