Premiere: Untranslatable by James Lee III at Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, July 14, 2023 at Gates open: 1 p.m.
Concert starts: 2 p.m.
Ravinia Festival 200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park, IL 60035 Website|Map
This program includes an ensemble of Ravinia Steans Music Institute’s Piano & Strings fellows giving the premiere of Untranslatable, a string quartet commissioned from James Lee III in recognition of Miriam Fried’s 30th and final season as Piano & Strings Program Director.
The five-movement work is inspired by music’s “universal language” ability to communicate feelings, emotions, ideas, and more across cultures in a way that words from other tongues can be challenging to express clearly and concisely in English.