Composer Nico Muhly Comes 
to Ravinia for World Premiere

Called one of the greatest young composers of the day, Nico Muhly has confirmed that he will be attendance when his new work, The Edge of the World, receives its world premiere at Ravinia on Aug. 9. Muhly’s concerto for five pianos and orchestra was commissioned by Ravinia and written for The 5 Browns, who will perform it here with the CSO.  Five grand pianos will dominate the stage as the musical siblings will also perform other works for multiple piano.

Later that week, a second Ravinia commission, Rufus Wainwright’s Five Shakespeare Sonnets, will be performed by the singer/songwriter in his CSO debut on Aug. 14.