Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI), led by violinist Miriam Fried, will kick off its 2014 tour with a performance on its home stage in Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22. A complete package with reserved seat, dinner (catered by Highland Park’s popular City Park Grill in the same building as the concert hall) and adjacent parking is only $40. Tickets only are $10.
The program features Haydn’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, and David Ludwig’s Aria Fantasy for Piano Quartet. The Ludwig piece was commissioned by Ravinia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its RSMI summer conservatory and was performed for the first time last season. View video here. Performing with Fried will be violinist Alexi Kenney, violist Matthew Lipman, cellist Matthew Allen and pianist Henry Kramer.