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Music from the Martin Theatre and Bennett Gordon Hall
Mondays at 8:00 pm
Our summertime season of chamber music and solo recitals from Ravinia is hosted by Kerry Frumkin. The performances are recorded by Hudson Fair in the festival’s Martin Theatre and in Bennett Gordon Hall.
July 1, 2013
From the 2012 festival, the Tokyo String Quartet performing Haydn’s Quartet in G Minor, Op 74/3; Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Five Movements for String Quartet; and Beethoven’s Quartet in C Major, Op 59/3.
July 8, 2013
The Singers directed by Matthew Culloton performing Rachmaninoff’s a cappella choral work entitled All-Night Vigil.
July 15, 2013
Pianist Peter Serkin performing Sweelinck’s Capriccio in A Minor, Nielsen’s Theme with Variations, Mozart’s Sonata #8 in A Minor (K 310), and Beethoven’s Sonata #26 in E-Flat Major, Op 81a, Farewell.
July 22, 2013
Soprano Patricia Racette performing Diva on Detour: songs by Gershwin, Sondheim, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, and Richard Rodgers.
July 29, 2013
Violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Andrew Von Oeyen recorded on July 7, performing Brahms' Scherzo (Sonata Movement) for violin and piano in C Minor, Violin Sonata #3 in D Minor, Op 108; and Prokofiev's Violin Sonata #2 in D Major, Op 94b.
August 5, 2013
From a concert recorded on Friday, July 05, 2013, Ravinia presents Miriam Fried and Mihaela Martin, violin; Atar Arad and Paul Biss, viola; Frans Helmerson, cello; and Jeremy Denk, piano, for music by Mozart, Shostakovich and Franck.
August 12, 2013
This broadcast was postponed due to a service outage on the north shore. The program has been rescheduled for August 19.
August 19, 2013
Dennis Moore hosts a vocal recital recorded at Bennett Gordon Hall celebrating 25 years of Ravinia's Steans Institute for Young Artists. The program features world-premiere performances of songs written for the anniversary by outstanding American composers Jake Heggie, Aaron Jay Kernis, Stephen Paulus, Roberto Sierra, and Augusta Read Thomas.
August 26, 2013
Violinist Maxim Vengerov with pianist Itamar Golan. Kerry Frumkin hosts. Recorded in the Martin Theatre July 15, 2013. Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G, Op 96, Schubert: Sonata-Duo in A, Franck: Violin Sonata in A, Saint-Saens: “Havanaise," “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.”
September 2, 2013
Kerry Frumkin will host a concert by the innovative string quartet Brooklyn Rider on our next broadcast from the Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre. Appearing at the festival during July, Brooklyn Rider played quartets by Mozart and Bartok, plus works composed by two of its members, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen.
September 9, 2013
Pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Recorded in the Martin Theatre August 14, 2013. Haydn: Sonata in A-Flat Major, Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, Liszt: Ballade #2 in B Minor, Liszt: “Benediction,” Scriabin: “Vers la flamme.”
Emerson String Quartet, Martin Theatre, August 13. Honoring the Britten centennial. Haydn: Quartet in G Minor, Op 20 #3; Britten: Quartet #3 in G Major, Op 94; Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op 59 #1 (first “Razumovsky” quartet).
Rachel Barton Pine, violin, BENNETT-GORDON HALL (note location), August 17. Paganini: 24 Caprices for violin alone, Op 1.
Juilliard String Quartet with Roger Tapping, viola, Martin Theatre, July 10. Samuel Rhodes Farewell Concert, honoring the retirement of JSQ violist Samuel Rhodes. Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op 135; Rhodes: String Quintet; Mozart: String Quintet in D, K 593.