Entertainment journalists Dean Richards of WGN TV and Radio and Bill Zwecker of Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times have seen it all—and heard it all, too. They’ll share their insights and experiences at a special discussion before the July 14 performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra of Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton. This unique discussion with two of the most famous faces in Chicago is free and open to ticketholders of the evening’s concert. Topics will include the powerful bond between filmmakers and their go-to composers. There will be a giant video screen in the Pavilion and on the lawn for this concert that will show cinematic examples of how Elfman and Burton go together like peanut butter and jelly—or Williams and Spielberg. The talk will take place in front of the large video screen on the north lawn.
This is just one of four CSO movie nights at Ravinia this summer. The other movie nights are the best scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (whose original soundtracks were recorded by the Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, respectively) on July 12, Gladiator on August 2, and J.J. Abrams’ reimagination of Star Trek on August 16.