Going into its 114th year, the Ravinia Festival brings together artists from all over the world to perform in the longest-running music festival in America.
Here are some of the highlights of Ravinia Festival’s 2018 season:
Soprano Jeanine De Bique: BGH Classics Series
The program will include selections from Mozart, Strauss, and Wolf. De Bique will also perform a number of Spiritual and Folk songs from Trinidad and Tobago.
Performance Date: March 24, 2018- 8:30 PM
Apollo’s Fire: A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse
The program includes selections from “Don Quichotte” Suite, and Bach’s Polonaise, Menuet, and Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2
Performance Date: June 26, 2018- 7:30 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”
Boasting an all-Tchaikovsky program, the performance will feature the Entr’acte, Waltz, and Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin,” and the “1812” Overture (with cannons)
Performance Dates: July 22, 2018- 5:00 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
July 24, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Featuring Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” as well as Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”
Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni: “No Tenors Allowed”
The program will feature favorite bass and baritone arias as well as duets.
Performance Date: August 7, 2018- 7:30 PM
Bernstein and Friends
Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with some of his most popular songs and arias.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: “Italian Opera Favorites”
An evening of Rossini, with the overtures of “The Barber of Seville,” “Semiramide,” and “William Tell;” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” featuring Matthew Polenzani and Nadine Sierra.
Performance Date: August 11, 2018- 7:30 PM
Frederica Von Stade and Dawn Upshaw will also present recitals featuring hits from the America songbook.
A full list of events can be found here.