Tchaikovsky Spectacular

“1812” with live cannons

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Miriam Fried, Violin

Pavilion
Sunday, July 31, 2011
3:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
4:00 PM
Public Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts


$25 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket & dining package $45
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

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About The Artist

Perhaps more than any other composer, Tchaikovsky has earned the epithet “Master of Melody.” His music has achieved the rare distinction of pleasing both mass audiences and the most erudite critics and scholars. His valedictory Sixth Symphony runs the emotional gamut from tragic anguish to lilting lyricism to triumphant ecstasy and cosmic resignation. His Violin Concerto rivals that of Felix Mendelssohn as one of the two most popular and tuneful celebrations of the violin of all time. And his uniquely celebratory “1812” Overture— accompanied by live cannons—never fails to get hearts racing and spirits soaring.

Program Notes

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
     (“Pathétique”)
  Violin Concerto in D Major
  “1812” Overture-Solenelle

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