Slava! (A Political Overture)

7:30 pm Saturday, August 18, 2018
Ravinia Festival
Ravinia Pavilion Highland Park, Illinois, United States of America

Leonard Bernstein’s “political overture” Slava! is foremost a tribute to his longtime friend and the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, whose nickname was “Slava,” the Russian word for “glory.” It also welcomed Slava as the new director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, with themes from Bernstein’s musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address of the White House.

Bernstein: Slava! (A Political Overture)
Ravel: Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Igor Levit, piano

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