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Beethoven Spectacular Benefit

  • Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia (map)

Highland Park Strings Concert

Sponsored by The Negaunee Foundation
$40 General Admission
For tickets, call (847) 831-3622

Coriolanus Overture, Op. 6
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op.58
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Highly revered in his native Mexico, Jorge Federico Osorio, who has lived in Highland Park for twenty years, has been lauded throughout the world for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the prestigious Medal Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts. Osorio has performed with the world’s leading ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, and the Israel, Warsaw and Royal Philharmonics.

He has colloborated with such distinguished conductors as Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, James Conlon, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel and Jaap van Zweden, among many others. An avid chamber music performer, he has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira, Henryk Szerying, and the the Moscow Quartet.

He began studying the piano at age five with his mother and later attended the conservatories of Mexico, Paris and Moscow. He currently serves on the faculty of Roosevelt University’s College of Performing Arts. Mr. Osorio will perform Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 and the Strings will add the Coriolanus Overture and the beloved Symphony No. 5.

Bonus for Major Contributors
Show how important Strings concerts are to you and the community by making a donation of $100 or more. You will receive a minimum of two tickets, preferred seating, listing in the Program Book, and free tickets to a Donor Appreciation Chamber Music Concert at 3pm on Sunday, April 7, at the Highland Park Community House. The Strings is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

“An imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique”
– New York Times

“One of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet”
– Los Angeles Times

“A serious and cultivated Beethoven player”
– Chicago Tribune

Earlier Event: February 1
Winter Themed Concert
Later Event: April 5
NW Indiana Symphony Concert