The most overused Spanish score ever written, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” has been taken up by car commercials where evocative narrators speak of “rich, Corinthian leather” to virtually any piece of music or parody that only needs to intone the familiar opening guitar trill of its slow movement. But hearing something familiar in the original context for which it was intended can be revelatory, and reminds us of why something became so familiar in the first place; Sharon Isbin is the guitar soloist and Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini opens the program with Stravinsky’s short, yet festive “Fireworks,” and tops off the evening with perfect summer schmaltz, Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful “Scheherazade.” (Dennis Polkow)
July 21 at Pritzker Pavilion, Michigan Ave. between Randolph and Monroe, (312) 742-7638. 6:30pm. Free.