Rachmaninoff at Ravinia
Mr. Ohlsson performs as part of the “All-Russian Evening” at the Ravinia Festival on August 10. The program to be presented is Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Mr. Ohlsson joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański, for the first part of the program. This concert will be held in the Pavillion which includes ample outdoor seating, making it the perfect occasion for a family outing.
Mr. Ohlsson performed a Russian program last year at the Festival, also with the CSO, to rave reviews. The Chicago Tribune commented, “His technique remains as resilient as ever, allowing him to deliver the bravura passages with a sweeping brilliance that gave Ravinia’s resident cicada chorus real competition.” Familiarize yourself with the work by listening to with this YouTube recording of the performance: