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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ravinia week 04 (July 23-29)

This week’s CSO Programs

Wednesday
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Mahler:Leider eines Fahrenden Gesellen ("Songs of a Wayfarer")
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Friday
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Tzimon Barto, Piano
Dalbavie: Music for Piano and Strings (Chicago premiere)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 22
Ravel:
La Valse
Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2
Boléro

Saturday
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Nikolai Schukoff, Tenor
J. Strauss, Jr.:
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 ("Chit-Chat Polka")
Overture to Die Fledermaus
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Waltzer Op. 314 ("On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltz")
Unter Donnen und Blitz, Polka Schnell Op.324 ("Under Thunder and Lightning, Quick Polka")Kaiser-Walzer Op. 437 ("Emperor Waltz")
R. Strauss:
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Ich trage meine Minne, Op. 32, No. 1
Ständchen, Op. 17, No. 2
Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4
Allerseelen, Op. 10, No. 8Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1 (arranged by R. Heger)

Monday
off

Tuesday
11-1:30 CSO rehearsal

Wednesday
2:30-5 CSO rehearsal
8 CSO concert

Thursday
off

Friday
2:30-5 CSO rehearsal
8 CSO concert

Saturday
off

Sunday
off

I was originally slated to play the Saturday J./R. Strauss concert. Now it appears as if only 6 bassists will be needed so I get the day off. I think the orchestra is also playing Don Juan that night. Funny it doesn’t appear on the Ravinia website.

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