Ravinia Festival News

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public RelationsLos Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Jennifer Scott has been appointed Director of Public Relations of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the GoodmanWONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Oshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUKOshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Oshman Family JCC will present the West Coast premiere of an acclaimed new production of The Dybbuk, featuring an all-star cast, 8pm Saturday, September 24, and 5pm Sunday, September 25 at the OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. The Dybbuk is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots, inspired by S. Ansky's timeless Yiddish play, and directed by Thomas Lindblade. (more...)

Linda Eder to Return to Crown & Anchor's Broadway Series in ProvincetownLinda Eder to Return to Crown & Anchor's Broadway Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran Linda Eder return to Provincetown for two performances only, Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

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Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss ComposersLincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families' national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Peter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening ProductionPeter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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BWW Review: Diana Ross Breezes Through the Songs and Costumes at Ravinia FestivalBWW Review: Diana Ross Breezes Through the Songs and Costumes at Ravinia Festival
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 9, 2016

It was another magical night at Ravinia Festival for the greatest diva of our time, Ms. Diana Ross! Tonight marks the first time Ms. Ross graces Ravinia Festival and she brought her daughter Rhonda Ross with her as well. As people started filling the pavilion, Rhonda opened first with a set of her original music. (more...)

Chiara to Play Bartok Quartets From Memory at National Sawdust; Releases New AlbumChiara to Play Bartok Quartets From Memory at National Sawdust; Releases New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) will perform all six of Bela Bartok's string quartets by heart, or from memory, a feat never attempted before, at National Sawdust (80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY) on August 30 (Quartets Nos, 1, 3, and 5) and 31 (Quartets Nos. 2, 4, and 6) at 7pm. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Valerie Perri and Susan Egan Take Part in Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERTDavis Gaines, Valerie Perri and Susan Egan Take Part in Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural 'Broadway in Concert' series for the 2016-17 season. Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017). (more...)

Shelley Macarthur is 'the Maine Event' at the Vinegar Hill Music TheatreShelley Macarthur is 'the Maine Event' at the Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

SHELLEY MACARTHUR, featuring THE BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO, brings an evening of song that will be "MAINELY MAGICAL" to THE VINEGAR HILL MUSIC THEATRE, the Kennebunks' beautiful new state-of- the art entertainment venue featuring the finest in musical talent during the summer and fall months. She joins Vinegar Hills' great summer line-up, including Broadway's Linda Eder and Liz Callaway; along with pop stars Maureen McGovern and Maria Muldaur. (more...)

Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

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Illustrious Conductor James Levine is Back Home at Ravinia for GalaIllustrious Conductor James Levine is Back Home at Ravinia for Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

James Levine has returned to Ravinia for the first time since completing his music directorship in 1993 to prepare the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the Ravinia Women's Board's 50th Anniversary Gala. On Saturday, July 23, Levine will celebrate the 45th anniversary of his concurrent Ravinia and CSO debuts, by conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, the first piece he ever conducted at Ravinia-on June 24, 1971. Saturday's soloists will be soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. A large video screen will be erected on the lawn to show the concert in detail. (more...)

James Levine Returns to the Ravinia Festival After Two Decades, 7/23James Levine Returns to the Ravinia Festival After Two Decades, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ravinia's longtime music director James Levine (1973-93) returns for the first time in more than two decades to lead the orchestra in Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony, the first piece he played when he made his Ravinia debut 45 years ago as a last-minute replacement for that season's gala, this Saturday, July 23, 2016. (more...)

Kenny Rogers Announces His Final CHRISTMAS & HITS TourKenny Rogers Announces His Final CHRISTMAS & HITS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Since the release of Kenny Rogers' first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titled Christmas, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America. (more...)

STAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This SummerSTAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Some highlights of what's coming up this summer at Wolf Trap include: The Firebird (July 23); Star Trek Into Darkness with the NSO - and a pre-show Trek talk with Adam Nimoy (Leonard's son), Dave Zappone (For the Love of Spock), and Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) along with several NASA staff (July 30); and the National Park Service Centennial celebration weekend, which features performances by Ricky Martin (August 24+25), Aretha Franklin (August 26), and Bonnie Raitt (Augsut 27). Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATREDrury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Kids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner Returns to The Ravinia Festival This AugustKids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner Returns to The Ravinia Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

By popular demand, best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return to The Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL with her Greatest Hits Solo Tour at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 27, 2016. (more...)

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