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      Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score
      (312) 294-3000
      RAVEL:  A PORTRAIT 
      Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Ludovic Morlot, conductor
      Denis Kozhukhin, piano
      Gerard McBurney, Creative Director

      In a season in which the CSO plays an especially large number of pieces by this most beloved of French composers, Beyond the Score responds with a musical and dramatic depiction of this complex, subtle, private, paradoxical and mysterious man who once declared: “My teacher in composition was Edgar Allan Poe … He taught me that true art is a perfect balance between pure intellect and emotion.”  Hear Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major and la Valse on this program.

      Designed not only for classical music aficionados, but also for newcomers looking to delve deeper into the world of classical music, the first half of each Beyond the Score® program offers a multimedia examination of the selected score—its context in history, how it fits into the composer's output of works, the details of a composer's life that influenced its creation-sharing the illuminating stories found "inside" the music.After an intermission, concertgoers return to the hall with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of the work played in its entirety.  After the Friday evening performance, join the Beyond the Score® creative team for a Q&A session in Orchestra Hall to gain insight into the production and visual elements of the presentation.  Free to all Friday ticket holders.

      June 5, 2015 at 7 PM
      Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

      June 7, 2015 at 3 PM
      Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

      57th Street Art Fair

      Saturday, June 6 from 11 am - 6 pm
      Sunday, June 7 from 10 am - 5 pm

      The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and President Barack Obama's home. Considered the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, the fair typically features the work of 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of the 57th Street Art Fair is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The 57th Street Art Fair is an Illinois not for profit organized by volunteers and all proceeds are used to produce the annual Fair.

      For more information, please visit 57thstreetartfair.org and fb.com/57thstreetartfair.