Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mark Fry's Fall Performance Schedule

Chicago Philharmonic at the Ravinia Festival

by John Adams

Saturday, September 07, 2013
7:30 PM
Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, Conductor
Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Tamara Mumford, Mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, Tenor
Daniel Bubeck, Countertenor
Brian Cummings, Countertenor
Nathan Medley, Countertenor

Reserved $50/$25
Lawn $10

Gates open at 5:00 PM

Joffrey Ballet

Russian Masters

September 19-22, 2013

4 Performances Only!

Allegro Brillante

Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter llyich Tchaikovsky

Balanchine said this piece “contains everything I know about ballet in thirteen minutes.” Celebrating Russian romanticism and the beauty of pure dance, this fast paced dazzler is imbued with joy from start to finish.



Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Designed as a meditation on the nature of relationships, Bellsexemplifies Possokhov’s ability to blend traditional classicism with modern intensity to create a riveting piece of contemporary ballet. This was the first commission by Yuri Possokhov for The Joffrey Ballet.


Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky
Music: Igor Stravinsky

The villagers search for the chosen one in this story of ancient pagan rituals. Causing audiences to riot when it was first staged, Sacre stands as one of the most magnificent musical and dance masterpieces of all time.


Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Aram Khachaturian from Spartacus

Ticket Information
Subscriptions and single tickets available now!

Performance run time: 2 hours, 13 minutes

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Opening Night: Gershwin & Mahler

Andrew Grams, Music Director & conductor 
Terrence Wilson, piano 

Gershwin Second Rhapsody 
Gershwin "I Got Rhythm" Variations
Mahler Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

Saturday, October 5, 2013; 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, October 6, 2013; 2:30 p.m. 
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

It’s the grand opening of the ESO’s 2013-2014 season, complete with black-tie optional attire on Saturday, October 5th! Gershwin’s light and playful Second Rhapsody, performed by pianist Terrance Wilson, and his “I Got Rhythm” Variations begin the concert with crisp and refreshing rhythms, much like a glass of white wine. Then you move to a full-bodied red wine, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan.” The “Titan” performance will excite your musical palate as it takes you on an emotional journey with an intense finish.

Joffrey Ballet

La Bayadere

October 16-27, 2013

Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music:  Ludwig Minkus arranged by John Lanchbery
Set in India, La Bayadere is the story of a temple dancer, her lover and the vengeance that separates them. This sexy and spectacular ballet has live snakes, gorgeous costumes and sets, a passionate love triangle and breathtaking dancing. Truly one of the greatest 19th century ballets.

Joffrey Premiere

“Love is the gateway to eternity. It confronts all notions of time: effacing all memory of our beginnings and all fear of our endings.”
- Indian Proverb

Ticket Information
Subscriptions available now!
Single tickets on sale August 1.
Performance run time: 2 hours, 22 minutes.


WEDOct 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
FRIOct 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
SATOct 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
SATOct 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
SUNOct 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
THUOct 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
FRIOct 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
SATOct 26, 2013 - 2:00pm
SATOct 26, 2013 - 7:30pm
SUNOct 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
Lake Forest Symphony

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Saturday, November 2 - 2013  8:00 PMPre-concert talk - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 3
 - 2013  2:00 PM
Pre-concert talk - 1:00 PM
WagnerOverture to Tannhäuser
J. Stephenson
Celestial Suite
Gustav Holst
The Planets

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Andrew Grams, Music Director & conductor 
Isabella Lippi, violin 

Adams The Chairman Dances
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Saturday, November 9, 2013; 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 10, 2013; 2: 30 p.m. 
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

Impassioned. Seductive. Joyful. Violinist Isabella Lippi, ESO’s own Concertmaster and audience favorite, performs Sibelius’ passionate and emotional Violin Concerto in D minor John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, is a seductive and irresistible dance between lovers. Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” Symphony’s infectious rhythms will leave you breathless. 

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