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Ravinia Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-5100
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Take the Metra. There are shuttle buses from station to Ravinia. Dining options are plentiful but Maribel and Parkview require reservations.
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I made the mistake of getting a prepared Greek salad from the Ravinia Market. This "Greek" salad had a total of 2 olives, and about a teaspoon of tiny feta cheese crumbles. It had no peppers. But it had gobs of chickpeas - a cup of them. The offerings at the Market are overpriced in the first place, compared to what you can get from, say, Mariano's, but the salad itself was not worth half the price. When I told the manager, his reaction was "I'll tell the staff" and "is there anything else we can do for you?" Well, the answer to that second question is "no, not now or ever."
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Violinist Joshua Bell in IU Centennial Concert
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attended Jul 02 2011

Great concert by a great violinist and orchestra. Joshua Bell is a gracious performer of the highest technical skill.

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attended Jul 02 2011

Remarkable performance; lovely evening; the face of a beautiful, clearly inspired young woman who sat jut behind Joshua Bell was caught by the camera, and made the music available twice, in some sene.

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IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Festival Orchestra

Michael Stern, Conductor

Joshua Bell, Violin

Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Ives/arr. Schuman: _ Variations on America _

Bruch: Fantasie unter freier Benutzung schottischer Volksmelodien (“Scottish Fantasy”) Op. 46

The brilliant young musicians from America’s largest music conservatory are showcased in a dazzling spectrum of colorful music, from Dukas’s “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (best-known from Walt Disney’s iconic animated version in Fantasia) to the blazing hues of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Ives’s delightfully humorous Variations on America. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell, who earned his artist diploma from Indiana University, then takes the stage for the Ravinia premiere of Bruch’s lyrical celebration of Scottish folktunes and violin virtuosity.