Ravinia Festival News

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th AnniversaryBroadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review. (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Simone Dinnerstein's MOZART IN HAVANA, 4/21Sony Classical to Release Simone Dinnerstein's MOZART IN HAVANA, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Sony Classical will release acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein's new album, Mozart in Havana, on April 21. The new album, recorded in Cuba, may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. For it, Dinnerstein has collaborated with the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23. In June, the Orchestra will also make their American debut in a series of concerts, the first time an orchestra of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents DARING DUOS, 2/12Chicago Philharmonic Presents DARING DUOS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic performs for the first time at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with a symphonic program filled with stories from the music repertoire of faithful lovers and friends as expressed in Beethoven's determined Leonore and Gluck's Orpheus journeying to the underworld for his beloved wife. (more...)

James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA OperaJames Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Last Work performed by one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world, Batsheva Dance Company on January 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM. Rapier-like one moment, slow and methodical the next, the otherworldly performers of Batsheva Dance Company exemplify the pioneering genius of Artistic Director and Choreographer Ohad Naharin. Batsheva dancers work in the innovative movement language Gaga, created by Naharin, which is informed by a heightened knowledge and self-awareness of the body. In Last Work, Naharin offers an open-ended meditation on the humanism inherent in the body's motion, veering explosively between the political and the excruciatingly personal. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) embark on their sixth trip to Europe together in January 2017, marking the Orchestra's 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international tour in its distinguished history. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINTWorks & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) explore iconic Broadway classics and early cinema hits by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kerns, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and more at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago.) An accomplished, inventive cp2 quintet performs selections from the beloved American hits such as "Porgy and Bess" and "West Side Story." (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' ConcertFran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Celebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth SymphonyCelebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - a joyful celebration of music, community and hope - on Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. Maestro JoAnn Falletta leads the HSO, performing with the O?ahu Choral Society and Artistic Director Dr. Esther S. Yoo, and nationally noted guest soloists Rachel Schutz, soprano; Charlene Chi, mezzo-soprano; Kip Wilborn, tenor; and Jeremy M. Wong, baritone. Considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven's final symphony has become a universal anthem of humankind, with a message of optimism and faith at the dawn of the New Year. Its majestic closing movement featuring Friedrich Schiller's poem "An die Freude" ("Ode to Joy"), with additions made by the composer himself, is a breathtaking experience.  (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES GalaBroadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Marilyn McCoy Presents Pre-Concert Lecture, 1/6Marilyn McCoy Presents Pre-Concert Lecture, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Marilyn L. McCoy completed her doctorate at the University of Chicago with a dissertation entitled 'Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music: Musical Time and Modernism.' Her research explores the ways in which Mahler evokes a sense of timelessness in his music, a compositional strategy which plays an important part in many of the songs on this program. Professor McCoy is much in demand as a concert lecturer. She has had a long association with the MahlerFest in Boulder, Colorado, where she has served as pre-concert lecturer and symposium participant since 2002. In February 2012 she gave several lectures at Disney Hall as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 'Mahler Project,' led by Gustavo Dudamel. She has spoken at Carnegie Hall and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and at the Bard Festivals 'Berg and His World' (2010) and 'Mahler and His World' (2002). Other speaking engagements include lectures for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral Festival, and the Ravinia Festival of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Though primarily a 'Mahler scholar,' she served as Assistant Archivist at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute in Los Angeles for the last 3 years of its existence (1995-98). She is presently at work on a translation of the correspondence between Alma Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg. (more...)

Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

From January 16-21, 2017, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by revered mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne that explores song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. (more...)

RHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris CenterRHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Described as a definitive Gershwin concert experience, Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience comes to Stage One at the Harris Center in Folsom. (more...)

Chicago Bulls College Prep Students Perform Alongside Chicago Philharmonic Musicians Through Chi Phil AMPChicago Bulls College Prep Students Perform Alongside Chicago Philharmonic Musicians Through Chi Phil AMP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

This fall, UIC College Prep High School and Chicago Bulls College Prep High School have been added to the roster of schools included in The Chicago Philharmonic Society's Chi Phil AMP (Academy of Music Performance) program. Both public schools serve a highly diverse student population on Chicago's near west side. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music TheatreCast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Announce Spring 2017 SeriesChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Announce Spring 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery Chicago in the West Loop for a three-concert series in spring 2017. The cp2 series allows Chicago Philharmonic musicians to explore fresh programming that breaks the boundaries of traditional classical concerts. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LOST IN THE STARS, 1/28Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LOST IN THE STARS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presents the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of LOST IN THE STARS Kurt Weill's powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid-era South Africa, on Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, and Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City WineryChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery by popular request for another concert featuring fresh interpretations of seasonal favorites. (more...)

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