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All-Tchaikovsky program at Ravinia gala

All-Tchaikovsky program at Ravinia gala

The Women's Board of Ravinia hosted the festival's 49th annual gala benefit on Aug. 1 in Highland Park. The sold-out, black-tie event featured an all-Tchaikovsky program conducted by maestro James Conlon in his final gala concert after serving for 11 years as musical director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Residency. The program also featured internationally acclaimed violinist Maxim Vengerov. Following a reception on the North Lawn, nearly 700 gala guests joined more than 11,000 concertgoers for an 85-minute performance that included excerpts from "Swan Lake," Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Vengerov and the "1812 Overture," complete with live...

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