Ravinia Gives Conlon Four More Years

James Conlon’s contract as music director of the Ravinia Festival has been extended through 2011. “Conlon is scheduled to complete his multi-year Mahler symphony cycle with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia in 2011, the centennial of the composer’s death. His other ongoing projects at the festival include a complete Mozart piano concerto cycle and Breaking the Silence, a multi-year series of concerts dedicated to reviving music silenced by the Nazi regime.”