Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sergio A. Mims: Ravinia Summer Festival Announces Bobby McFerrin and Ramsey Lewis Will Conduct Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Bobby McFerrin

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

One Score One Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bobby McFerrin, Conductor
Nicole Cabell, Soprano
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vocalist
Choir prepared by Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of Chicago Children’s Choir

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
5:00 PM
Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Start
Tickets: $75/25
Lawn: $10

Sergio A. Mims:

The Ravinia Summer festival  announced this 2015 schedule Thursday morning and both Bobby McFerrin and jazz muscian Ramsay Lewis will be conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during  the festival.

Bobby McFerrin conducts the best from “Porgy and Bess” (July 8) featuring Nicole Cabell and Brian Stokes Mitchell, with choir assembled by Josephine Lee.

Ramsey Lewis makes his CSO debut as composer and soloist (Aug. 8) in celebration of his 80th birthday, performing his first piano concerto, commissioned by Ravinia for the occasion.

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