Nadine Sierra, Thomas Hampson & Michael Fabiano Among Ravinia Festival’s 2018 Lineup

By Logan Martell

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.