Music: Creme de la Creme

As a businessman, soft-spoken Francis ("Hank") Knight, 59, is first-class: he is a vice president of Chicago's Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. Musically, he admits that he is "a perpetual second fiddler." But he loves music, and has been playing chamber music (violin) for 30 years. Other Chicago music lovers have reason to be grateful to busy Banker Knight: he has seen to it that at the end of each year's Ravinia Park festival he gets the best of his favorite kind of music.

When Hank Knight first persuaded Ravinia's reluctant executive...

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