Broadcasts from the Ravinia Festival create the perfect soundtrack for summer.
Our summertime season of chamber music and solo recitals from Ravinia is hosted by Kerry Frumkin. The performances are recorded by Hudson Fair in the festival’s Martin Theatre and in Bennett Gordon Hall providing the ideal summer setting for up-close live performances by your favorite classical artists from around the world. Previous Ravinia broadcasts have included recitals with Danielle de Niese, Karita Mattila, and violinist Pinchas Zukerman.
There are no upcoming broadcasts at the moment.
Stile Antico — “Queen of Muses”
July 15, 2019
Stile Antico, one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, presents an imaginative program of sacred and secular choral music from Tudor England, recorded live at Ravinia Festival on June 18.
Juilliard String Quartet
July 8, 2019
Recorded live from Martin Theatre on June 19, the Juilliard String Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and Lembit Beecher.
July 1, 2019
WFMT’s broadcast season from Ravinia opens with the music of Haydn, Beethoven, and Patrick Zimmerli in this recital by the Lincoln Trio, which was recorded live from Bennett Gordon Hall on June 15.
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
October 29, 2018
Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway perform classical flute repertoire and are joined by pianist Christopher O’Riley.
September 24, 2018
Join host Kerry Frumkin for the final Ravinia Festival broadcast of 2018. Pianist Peter Serkin shares works of Mozart and Schumann in a program recorded live at the Martin Theatre on September 5, 2018. Serkin also performs Variations, Op. 24, in honor of composer Oliver Knussen, who passed away earlier this year.
September 17, 2018
The Grammy-winning string ensemble shares a program of Haydn, Bartók, and Mendelssohn recorded in concert in Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall on August 25, 2018.
Chanticleer — Then and There, Here and Now
September 10, 2018
Chanticleer, the acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble, performs an eclectic program of works the Renaissance all the way up to today. Featuring works by a wide variety of composers, including Byrd, Richard Strauss, Gershwin, and Steven Sametz, hear this varied performance, which was recorded live at Ravinia Festival on July 31, 2018.
Jorge Federico Osorio
September 3, 2018
Hear celebrated pianist Jorge Federico Osorio share a diverse program overflowing with pieces, including works of Bach, Albéniz, Ponce, and Debussy.
Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
August 27, 2018
Late Night with Leonard Bernstein is a portrait of the composer written and hosted by his daughter, Jamie, and co-written by a protégé, George Steel. It features music dear to the Maestro and stories providing a very personal view of this great American icon. It was recorded on the stage of Ravinia’s Martin Theater the evening of July 27, 2018.
Leon Fleisher — A master hand at Bach, Mozart, and more
August 20, 2018
Accomplished pianist Leon Fleisher is joined by Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, piano; the Argus Quartet; and Kit Polen, double bass in this celebratory performance honoring Fleisher’s 90th birthday. Works by Bach, Mozart, and more.
Takács Quartet — Mozart and Dvořák
August 13, 2018
Takács Quartet, the celebrated string ensemble, performs string quartets composed by Mozart and Dvořák in this performance recorded live at the Martin Theatre on July 30, 2018.
Zukerman Trio — All Brahms
August 6, 2018
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Angela Cheng play an all Brahms program, performed on July 11, 2018 at Martin Theatre.
Ksenija Sidorova — Russian Accordion
July 30, 2018
Accordion player Ksenija Sidorova plays music by Bach, Stravinsky, Schnittke, and a variety of Russian composers for the accordion. Hear this performance recorded in the Martin Theatre on July 3.
Apollo’s Fire presents “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse”
July 16, 2018
Apollo’s Fire presents “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse,” a program featuring Telemann, Vivaldi, and of course, Bach. Hear this baroque ensemble’s performance recorded at the Martin Theatre on June 26, 2018.
Juilliard String Quartet
July 9, 2018
Hear the Juilliard String Quartet in concert recorded in the Martin Theatre June 20.
Pianist Vladimir Feltsman
July 2, 2018
Hear pianist Vladimir Feltsman in recital in the Martin Theatre.
American Reflections with the St. Charles Singers
April 2, 2018
From Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall in August 2017: the St. Charles Singers perform a program they toured in England that includes Dominick Argento’s song cycle Walden Pond, plus works by Copland, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Thompson, and others. Kerry Frumkin hosts.
The Knights and Susan Graham
September 18, 2017
The Knights Chamber Orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham for a special even of music from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
Danish String Quartet
September 11, 2017
Hear the Danish String Quartet and pianist Juho Pohjonen perform a recital recorded in the Martin Theatre August 2, 2017.