New from the Ravinia Festival

Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

New performances, recorded at Ravinia this summer

Enjoy eight new performances — all recorded this summer without an audience — from the Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall. This new weekly series kicks off with a short concert by pianist Kevin Cole. Subsequent performers will include the Lincoln Trio, the Pacifica Quartet, and soprano Michelle Areyzaga with pianist and Ravinia president and CEO Welz Kauffman.

In addition to this limited-run series, WFMT and Ravinia festival have partnered for another broadcast series — Mondays at the Martin: Ravinia Festival Encore — featuring highlight performances from Ravinia’s 2019 festival season. Learn more about the Monday evening series here.

Lincoln Trio

August 13, 2020

The Grammy-nominated, Chicago-area trio shares music by Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, and Chicago composer Stacy Garrop.

Michelle DeYoung: “A Few of My Favorite Things”

August 20, 2020

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung curates a program of her favorite music, ranging from Schumann to Sondheim.

Chicago Chorale

August 27, 2020

The vocal ensemble shares a mixed-rep program.

Pacifica Quartet

September 3, 2020

The renowned ensemble shares a mixed program of music by Turina, Beethoven, and Shostakovich, plus selections by George Walker and female, Chicago-based composer Shulamit Ran.

Amanda Majeski and Edward Parks

September 10, 2020

Acclaimed opera singers Amanda Majeski, soprano, and Edward Parks, baritone, share the stage for a performance of music by Wolf, Vaughan Williams, Schumann, and a selection from Rodger’s Carousel.

Baritone Quinn Kelsey

September 17, 2020

The acclaimed baritone shares a recital of art songs and arias, including his specialty: Verdi repertoire.

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga

September 24, 2020

Series finale: The celebrated soprano shares a recital with piano accompaniment by Welz Kauffman, Ravinia’s president and CEO.