Tuesday, August 23, 2011
CSOs performs Oscar-winning score.
Ravinia Festival became an outdoor movie theater last week when it screened The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on Thursday and Friday, with live musical accompaniment provided by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lakeside Singers, Chicago Chorale and Chicago Children's Choir. Ludwig Wicki conducted the orchestra for the performances. Howard Shore wrote the film's Academy Award-winning score. Doug Adams, author of the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings, was on hand to sign copies both nights. Check out photos from the performance above.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Lord of the Rings, Lifehouse and Lyle Lovett
The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) presents a masterful accompaniment to Peter Jackson’s 2001 film. While audiences watch Jackson’s first installment to the Lord of the Rings trilogy on colossal video screens, the CSO will recreate the score that earn Howard Shore an Academy Award (an Award he would win again for 2003’s The Return of the King). Friday August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $50 The Lincoln Trio Come see Ravinia’s own “musical ambassadors,” The Lincoln Trio as they perform one of their most imaginative assemblies to date. All of the works they’ll be performing are those composed by women. They also happen to be pieces that are both highly distinguished and critically …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
As if the movie wasn't epic enough, it now has live musical accompaniment.
As if The Lord of the Rings isn’t epic enough, Ravinia Festival will be taking the J.R.R. Tolkien experience one step further Thursday and Friday. Part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th annual summer residency at Ravinia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform the film score live as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is projected on two large screens on the lawn and pavilion stage. Nick Pullia, Ravinia’s Director of Communications, said the CSO, led by conductor Ludwig Wicki, would remain faithful to Howard Shore’s original Oscar-winning score. Pullia predicted that it would be a “haunting experience.” “It’s amazing to watch a classic film you know and love, but hear the music played live by a beautifully talented…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ravinia makes overtures to encourage student attendance at CSO concerts.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performed with a bang last Sunday at Ravinia in Highland Park. The weekend saw the return of the popular all-Tchaikovsky program that concludes with an ear-popping rendition of the 1812 Overture that featured live cannon fire. The CSO is celebrating its 75th year in residency at Ravinia this summer. Conductor James Conlon led the musicians in renditions of several popular Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky numbers concluding with the iconic 1812 Overture. Ravinia on Sunday also held its Cannon Ball 2011, a preconcert celebration featuring fun activities, free food and beverages, and chances to win prizes. The festivity is part of the organization's Classical Youth Initiative, an effort to bring in a …
Friday, July 15, 2011
CSO makes arrest, seizes 5000 grams of marijuana, five loaded, unlicensed guns.
A routine eviction in Glenview Wednesday morning turned up a marijuana grow house and weapons cache, resulting in one arrest by the Cook County Sheriff’s department. Juro Konstantinov, 33, was charged with felony possession of cannabis and five counts of possession of a firearm without a Firearms Owners Identification card. Konstantinov also has a warrant from Monroe County, New York for trafficking in stolen property. Later Wednesday afternoon, Glenview police arrested two women on criminal trespass charges when they returned to the home at 1427 Evergreen Terrace to try and retrieve property. Routine eviction leads to raid It started about 10 a.m. as a routine eviction for failure to pay rent, police said. When the occupants did not …