CSO at Ravinia: Beethoven & Brahms

Aug 1

8:00 PM

Thursday, August 1, 2019

This event is at the Ravinia Festival.

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Program

Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Venezuelan-born conductor Rafael Payare, music director of the San Diego Symphony, has followed a similar path to that of countryman Gustavo Dudamel: both got their start in El Sistema, their homeland's celebrated music-education program. His San Diego appointment seemed like destiny. After guest conducting the ensemble in early 2018, he felt an immediate bond with the musicians. "Since the very beginning of the first rehearsal, there was a fantastic connection," he recalled. Just days later, he was asked to join the orchestra as music director. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories