CSO at Ravinia: Perlman Plays Bruch

Aug 17

7:30 PM

Saturday, August 17, 2019

This event is at the Ravinia Festival.

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Kilar Orawa
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition


Krzysztof Urbanski conductor
Itzhak Perlman violin

When conductor Krzysztof Urbański leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, they will perform a work from his homeland: Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa for String Orchestra (1986), inspired by the region between Poland and Slovakia and the river of the same name that runs through it. “This is one of my favorite pieces,” Urbański said. “It’s so marvelous. Simplicity is the key to it. At times you have the feeling that it’s almost Philip Glass minimalist music but it has a lot of spirit and it’s full of energy.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

With her documentary "Itzhak," director Alison Chernick explains that she wanted to tell "the untold story of Itzhak Perlman, the story of the ‘mensch’ behind the great musical talent," she said. "There is so much more to this man than his musical virtuosity that you gather from his performances." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories