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On a sweltering summer evening in the early 1990s, Jessye Norman visited the Chicago area for an intimate recital at Ravinia. Host Larry Johnson recalls the singular concert experience.
Anniversaries make up many of the highlights of the CSO’s annual summer residency.
“I’ve decided that this milestone anniversary would be the right time to make way for someone new to shape the festival’s future,” Ravinia Festival president and CEO Welz Kauffman expressed in a press release.
Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” the continued celebration of the music and influence of Leonard Bernstein, and four films accompanied by live orchestra await festivalgoers this summer at Ravinia, which released its 2019 summer schedule this morning.
Yankovic stops in the Chicago area on a new tour that features a full orchestra.
CMPI will support promising young musicians from underrepresented backgrounds and low-income households in order to diversify the next generation of musicians.
Looking back on his many years experiencing great music in Chicago, Carl shares some of his very favorite performances.
On Saturday, July 14, 2018, hundreds of Carl Grapentine’s friends, family members, and colleagues gathered at the Ravinia Festival to celebrate his incredible career as the longtime host of WFMT’s Morning Program.
For the 2018 festival season, the Ravinia Festival is unveiling a newly designed Dining Pavilion run by award-winning Levy Restaurants, most famous for its Italian restaurant Spiagga, located on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Help us send Carl off in style with a special champagne reception!
Highlighting Ravinia 2018 is a celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, being organized by the festival’s first-ever artistic curator, conductor, and former Bernstein student Marin Alsop.
“Once we have gotten over the initial hump of memorizing, we’ve found it allow us to improvise as a group in a much more agile way.”
As a composer, conductor, and educator, Leonard Bernstein’s contributions left a tremendous impact on American classical and popular music. Ravinia celebrates his centenary.
James Levine, recently retired music director of the Metropolitan Opera, has been named conductor laureate of the Ravinia Festival.
This summer’s festival is anchored by the eighty-second annual residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Finnish soprano and two-time Grammy Award winner Karita Mattila is celebrating her 33rd season as a professional performer. What are the secrets to her enduring success?