Ravinia Festival 2018: Bernstein’s “Mass,” Whoopi Goldberg, films-with-orchestra

Posted on: March 16, 2018

“There’s something for everyone this year at the Ravinia Festival, with everything from comedy and movies to rock and classical music offerings,” writes Miriam Di Nunzio in Wednesday’s (3/14) Chicago Sun-Times. “One major homage of the season are several evenings of programming in celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial…. The centerpiece of the Bernstein celebration is the presentation of Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ … by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Marin Alsop conducting. Also featured for the performance will be Vocality and Chicago Children’s Choir…. July 12 boasts the first [concert] in honor of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration, featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Marin Alsop conducting, and Joshua Bell…. Gustavo Dudamel makes his Ravinia debut conducting the CSO in an all-Beethoven program, featuring pianist Yuja Wang…. Ravinia’s film with orchestra series will feature ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ … with the CSO…. The film will be shown on pavilion and lawn screens. The live musical accompaniment continues … with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ [and] ‘Vertigo.’ ” Non-classical performers will include Alan Cumming, Roger Daltrey, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whoopi Goldberg, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Diana Ross, Chris Thile, and Jethro Tull.

Posted March 16, 2018