Ravinia Festival News

Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription ConcertsRiccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as soloist followed by a rare performance of A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy by Liszt (April 27-29 ). Muti's residency with the CSO culminates with performances of the complete cycle of symphonies by Johannes Brahms (May 4-9 and May 11-13). During his residency, Muti also leads the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in a free, open rehearsal on April 30. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza SpaldingSinger/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza Spalding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is set to tour extensively this summer. He is currently capping off an Australian tour that included shows at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Opera House with a show at the Melbourne Recital Hall. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

SHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates AnnouncedSHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Sheryl Crow' airing Friday, April 21, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. As she nears the release of her ninth studio album titled Be Myself--out April 21 via Warner Bros. (more...)

Hershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna PlayhouseHershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the final announced production of its 2017-2018 season of shows, written and directed by Hershey Felder, NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO. (more...)

Beatrice Long to Continue 6 @ 6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series This MonthBeatrice Long to Continue 6 @ 6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

6@6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series presents Beatrice Long in concert on Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00 PM, as the fourth program of their 2017 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at Yamaha Artists Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th street), 3rd floor in Manhattan. (more...)

Ruth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH ProgrammingRuth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming April Dance Month. CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing its piece, “The Chicago Project,” Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Stacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago SymphonyStacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announces the appointment of Stacie Frank as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective today. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with soprano Ying Fang as soloist, at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 26th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert offered by the New York Philharmonic, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Announces 2017 New York Season At Joyce Theatre, 4/18-23Ballet Hispanico Announces 2017 New York Season At Joyce Theatre, 4/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

'90s Cult Classic Movie MATILDA Launches Live Concert Series Nationwide'90s Cult Classic Movie MATILDA Launches Live Concert Series Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Orchestras can now present the 1990s cult classic movie, Matilda, live in concert, thanks to International Management Group (IMG). The score, composed by the virtuosic David Newman, will be played in sync to an HD projection of the film for audiences all over the country. (more...)

Lifehouse and Switchfoot Unite for the First Time on 'Looking for Summer' TourLifehouse and Switchfoot Unite for the First Time on 'Looking for Summer' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Rock fans across North America can look forward to Lifehouse & SWITCHFOOT together for the first time on the “Looking for Summer” Tour, delivering 30+ shows to venues across the U.S. and Canada. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents NY Premiere of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL in Concert Live, 5/12The New York Philharmonic Presents NY Premiere of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL in Concert Live, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present the New York Premiere of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert, with the Orchestra performing John Williams's Academy Award®–winning score live to the complete film, conducted by David Newman, Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance MonthRuth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming April Dance Month. CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing its piece, “The Chicago Project,” Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. This work in progress makes its official debut this summer at Ravinia Festival. Also programmed at the venue in honor of this month-long citywide celebration of dance is be Hedwig Dance, April 21, 22, 28 and 29,and DanceWorks Chicago, April 23. These two companies join CDI/Concert Dance Inc. as Artists In-Residence at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Performances take place at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Detailed information on each performance is below. For more information on Ruth Page and its Artists In-Residence, please visit www.ruthpage.org. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9
by Molly Tracy - Mar 20, 2017

The final concert in Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season explores the infinite diversity of love in all its forms. With guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Paths of Passion features the technical and lyrical mastery of Robert Hanford in both Frank Waxman's Carmen Fantasy and Dvorak's Romance in F Minor in a breathtaking display of violin virtuosity. (more...)

Da Camera Presents Rising International Star Pianist Llyr Williams At The Menil CollectionDa Camera Presents Rising International Star Pianist Llyr Williams At The Menil Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 4, 2017, Da Camera of Houston presents the Houston recital debut of renowned Welsh pianist, BCC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust Winner Llr Williams at the Menil Collection. Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. Right on the cusp of a major international career, he has received elated praise and acclaim from critics for his performances and recordings. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer SeasonRavina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Announces its 2017 New York Season at the Joyce Theater Featuring All-Female ChoreographersBallet Hispanico Announces its 2017 New York Season at the Joyce Theater Featuring All-Female Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Presents MOZART & MIMOSAS, 3/19Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Presents MOZART & MIMOSAS, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

 The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) serve up a classical music brunch at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago) in 'Mozart & Mimosas.' This unique presentation of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor and Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major is close to what Mozart might have expected in his own concerts - that is, lots of food and wine, along with a raucous audience. (more...)

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