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21 August at 20:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Strauss R., Other (150th Anniversary Programme)
Lincoln Trio
21 August at 20:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

Yo-Yo ma and the Knights
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Stockhausen, Tierkreis (Zodiac): 12 melodies of the star signs (Leo: arr. Shaw)
Ravel, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (World premiere arrangement)
Glass, Suite from Orphee (arr. E. Jacobsen)
Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit (the Ox on the Roof), Op.58
Strauss R., Don Quixote, Op.35 (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, TrV 184)
The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, Cello
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Nicholas Cords, Viola
21 August at 19:30

Park Avenue Armory, New York City

International Contemporary Ensemble
Fujikura, Minina (New York première)
Zorn, Baudelaires (New York première)
Lucier, Chambers
Messiaen, Chants de terre et de ciel, for soprano and piano (arr. Cliff Colnot)
International Contemporary Ensemble
21 August at 20:00

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

All Mozart
Mozart, Idomeneo, rè di Creta, K366: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Mozart, Thamos, King of Egypt (König in Ägypten), K345
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D, "Haffner", K385
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Inon Barnatan, Piano
21 August at 20:00

Abromson Community Education Center, Portland

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Boccherini, Copland and Elgar
Boccherini, Sonata in A major for Cello and Harpsichord, G.4
Copland, Sextet, for clarinet, piano and string quartet
Elgar, Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84
Jennifer Elowitch, Violin
Jesse Mills, Violin
Rieko Aizawa, Piano
Brant Taylor, Cello
Frank Huang, Violin
Dov Scheindlin, Viola
Jonathan Bagg, Cello
Claire Bryant, Cello
Todd Palmer, Clarinet
Sykes Peter, Harpsichord
21 August at 22:00

Lincoln Center: Stanley H Kaplan Penthouse, New York City

A Little Night Music: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Enescu, Impressions d’enfance, Op.28: Ménétrier
Bach, Violin partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne
Bartók, Sonata
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Aug 22, 23

Lincoln Center: Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Closing Night
Bach, St John Passion, BWV245 (Chorales)
Martin, Polyptyque for violin and string orchestra
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, Tenor
Morris Robinson, Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
22 August at 19:30

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Brahms & Dvorak: Two Old Friends
Dvořák, Othello : Overture, Op.93
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
23 August at 14:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Rachel Barton Pine
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Bach, Violin sonata no. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Pisendel, Sonata for solo violin in A minor
Bach, Violin partita no. 1 in B minor, BWV1002
Baltzar, Prelude in G Minor
Bach, Violin sonata no. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
23 August at 20:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Rachel Barton Pine
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von Westhoff, Suite in A major
Biber, Passacaglia in G minor
Bach, Violin partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Bach, Violin sonata no. 3 in C major, BWV1005
Bach, Violin partita no. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
23 August at 19:30

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Brahms & Dvorak: Two Old Friends
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture for large orchestra (Akademische Festouverture), Op.80
Dvořák, Biblické písne (Biblical songs) (orchestrated), Op.99
Brahms, Hungarian Dances, arranged for orchestra (Selections)
Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op.72 (Selections)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
McMaster, Zandra, Mezzo-soprano
23 August at 20:00

Blossom Music Center, Cleveland

Carmina Burana
Bach, Toccata and Fugue "Dorian" in D Minor, BWV538
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C sharp minor, S 244/2
Orff, Carmina Burana
Andrew Grams, Conductor
Nadine Sierra, Soprano
Christopher Pfund, Tenor
Brian Mulligan, Baritone
Blossom Festival Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus
23 August at 20:00

Abromson Community Education Center, Portland

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Vivaldi, Composers Competition Winner and Brahms with Host Suzanne Nance
Vivaldi, Sonata for Two Violins and Harpsichord
Brahms, String Sextet no. 2 in G major for 2 Violins, 2 Violas, and 2 Celli, Op.36
Jesse Mills, Violin
Jennifer Elowitch, Violin
Rieko Aizawa, Piano
Claire Bryant, Cello
Brant Taylor, Cello
Todd Palmer, Clarinet
Dov Scheindlin, Viola
Jonathan Bagg, Cello
Frank Huang, Violin
Sykes Peter, Harpsichord
24 August at 14:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Rachel Barton Pine & Mike Block
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Bartók, Other
Sarasate, Other
Bach, Other
Kodály, Other
Traditional, Other (traditional styles from American and Scottish fiddling to rock and blues)
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
Mike Block, Cello
24 August at 14:00

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Brahms & Dvorak: Two Old Friends
Brahms, Tragische Ouverture - Tragic Overture for Orchestra, Op.81
Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
24 August at 19:00

Blossom Music Center, Cleveland

A Beatles Tribute — 50 Years in the U.S.
Michael Krajewski, Conductor
Classical Mystery Tour
25 August at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Pedja Muzijevic
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Haydn, Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Op. 37 no. 1, Hob. XVI:40
Cage, The Seasons
Schumann, Novelette no. 8, Op. 21
Chopin, 24 Preludes, Op.28
Pedja Muzijevic, Piano
25 August at 18:30

Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

Taka Kigawa, piano (performing Pierre Boulez' complete solo piano music)
Boulez, Other
Taka Kigawa, Piano
26 August at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Juho Pohjonen
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Mozart, Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K475
Mozart, Piano Sonata in C minor, K457
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 2 "Sonata Fantasy" in G sharp minor, Op.19
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 13 in E flat major "quasi una fantasia", Op.27 no.1
Liszt, Années de Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année: Après une lecture de Danté "Dante sonata"
Juho Pohjonen, Piano
Aug 26, 28

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

The Emporer and the Exhibition
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Mussorgsky, Night on Bare Mountain (arr. Stokowski)
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Stokowski)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
27 August at 20:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano
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Anthony de Mare, Piano
27 August at 19:30

Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York City

New York Choral Society 54th Annual Summer Sings-Orff: Carmina Burana
Orff, Carmina Burana
Julian Wachner, Conductor
28 August at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Colombier, Other
Ibert, Other
Villa-Lobos, Other
Debussy, Other
Piazzolla, Other
Ashu, Saxophone
29 August at 16:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Only Men Aloud
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Only Men Aloud
29 August at 19:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Only Men Aloud
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Only Men Aloud
Aug 29, 30

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Various, Other (Programme unconfirmed)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
John Williams, Conductor
Seth MacFarlane, Presenter
29 August at 19:00

Severance Hall, Cleveland

Summers@Severance: Franz and Brahms
Widmann, Lied
Widmann, Flûte en suite, for flute and orchestra groups
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Joshua Smith, Flute
30 August at 16:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Dan Tepfer: Goldberg Variations/Variations
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Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Dan Tepfer, Piano
30 August at 19:00

Blossom Music Center, Cleveland

Family Funfest at Blossom
Blossom Festival Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
Whitney Claire Kaufman, Vocals
Pat Sajak, Narrator
31 August at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Andrew von Oeyen
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Debussy, Estampes
Schumann, Humoreske in B flat, Op.20
Chopin, Nocturne no. 9 in B major, Op.32 no.1
Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, Op.58
Andrew von Oeyen, Piano
1 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Alexandra Silocea
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major "Waldstein", Op.53
Debussy, Images, Set 1 no. 1: Reflets dans l'eau, for piano
Debussy, Poissons d’or
Liszt, Nuages gris (Grey Clouds), S 199
Liszt, Années de Pèlerinage, Première Année: Suisse, S 160: Orage
Ravel, Jeux d'eau
Liszt, Années de Pèlerinage, Troisième Année: Les jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este, S 163 no. 4
Debussy, L'isle joyeuse, Op.26
Schubert, Der Müller und der Bach, in G minor, D.795s (arr. Liszt)
Liszt, Variations on a theme from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen by JS Bach, S 180
Alexandra Silocea, Piano
2 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Mozart, Piano Sonata in D major, "Durnitz", K284 (K205b)
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 13 in A major, D.664
Prokofiev, Divertissement, Op.43b
Prokofiev, Things in Themselves (Choses en Soi), Op.45 
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 4 in C minor, Op.29 
Alexei Zuev, Piano
2 September at 20:00

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Mozart & Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream: overture, Op.21
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 4 in A major "The Italian", Op.90
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Kari Kriikku, Clarinet
3 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, "A Thérèse", Op.78
Ligeti, Musica Ricercata
Ravel, La Valse, for piano solo
Schumann, Etudes Symphoniques, Op.13
Zhang Zuo, Piano
3 September at 20:00

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Opening Night Gala
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
4 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Nicolas Altstaedt & José Gallardo
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Debussy, Cello sonata in D minor
Rachmaninov, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
Boulanger, 3 Pieces for cello and piano: no.1 Modere
Ali-Zadeh, Gabil-Sajahy
Piazzolla, Le Grand Tango
Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello
Jose Gallardo, Piano
4 September at 18:30

Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

Maya Beiser: "Uncovered" w/ music of Led Zeppelin, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters, Nirvana, and AC/DC
Maya Beiser, Cello
4 September at 20:00

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Appalachian Spring
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère l'Oye)
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14
Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Simone Porter, Violin
5 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Alexandra Deshorties & David Fung
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Alexandra Deshorties, Soprano
David Fung, Piano
Sep 05, 06

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

MTT conducts Ravel & Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky, Circus Polka
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
5 September at 19:00

Balboa Theatre, San Diego, San Diego

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello in recital
Ailyn Pérez, Soprano
Stephen Costello, Tenor
6 September at 18:00
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Anna Fedorova
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Mozart, Piano Sonata in B flat major, "Linz", K333 (K315c)
Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Anna Fedorova, Piano
9 September at 20:00

Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

Strange and Beautiful: Ensemble LPR performs string quartets by John Lurie and his compositions re-imagined for string quintet
Ensemble LPR
9 September at 20:00

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

The Planets - an HD Odyssey
Turnage, Concerto for Drum Kit and Orchestra (U.S. premier)
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Peter Erskine, Percussion
Women of Pacific Chorale
Sep 10, 11 mat, 12, 13

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Beethoven and Bates: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Alternative Energy
Beethoven, Die Weihe des Hauses: overture (The consecration of the House), Op.124
Bates, Alternative Energy
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Mason Bates, Electronics
10 September at 19:30

Kennedy Center: Terrace Theater, Washington

An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez
Ailyn Pérez, Soprano
Stephen Costello, Tenor
Washington National Opera Orchestra
10 September at 19:30

Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

New York Baroque Incorporated: Il Grosso Nuovo
Stradella, Other
Telemann, Other
Vivaldi, Other
Telemann, Other
Huang, Other
New York Baroque Incorporated
11 September at 20:00
Ravinia Festival

Martin Theatre, Chicago

Micha & Cipa Dichter
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Mendelssohn, Other (Sieben Lieder ohne Worte for Piano, Four Hands)
Rachmaninov, 6 Morceaux pour piano à 4 mains, Op.11
Saint-Saëns, Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
Dvořák, Legends, Op.59 (Selections from Legends for Piano, Four Hands, B. 117 (Op. 59) No. 1 in D Minor No. 2 in G Major No. 6 in C-sharp Minor No. 9 in D Major No. 3 in G Minor)
Rachmaninov, Suite no. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17
Cipa Dichter, Piano
Misha Dichter, Piano
11 September at 20:00

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Beethoven's Ninth
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Camilla Nylund, Soprano
Daniela Mack, Mezzo-soprano
Donald Litaker, Tenor
Morris Robinson, Bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, Conductor
Sep 12, 13, 14 mat

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Beethoven's Triple Concerto
Clyne, Rewind
Beethoven, Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major, Op.56
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Michael Shih, Violin
Claudio Bohórquez, Cello
Katia Skanavi, Piano