RAVINIA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR SUMMER 2022
HIGHLAND PARK–Stellar Summer Lineup Features More Than 100 Concerts from May 20 Through September 18 Highlights: Debuts by 50 Artists, Including Pitbull, Erykah Badu, Grace Potter, Dispatch, The Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, and Others Six-Week Chicago Symphony Orchestra Residency, including First Annual Breaking Barriers Festival celebrating Women Conductors, Curated by Chief Conductor Marin Alsop Returning Stars such as Sting, Emmylou Harris, Béla Fleck, Common, Jackson Browne, Gipsy Kings, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Esperanza Spalding, and Many More Tickets on Sale Wednesday, May 4
HIGHLAND PARK, IL —Ravinia President and CEO Jeffrey P. Haydon today announced Ravinia Festival’s complete 2022 summer lineup, offering 50 artist debuts and more than 100 concerts, including the annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) with Chief Conductor Marin Alsop. “Ravinia is the premier music destination each summer for listeners of all generations,” said Jeffrey P. Haydon, Ravinia’s President and CEO.
“We have a robust lineup of more than 100 events ranging from global music, jazz, country, and hip-hop, to indie rock, pop, family shows, and of course, classical, featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in residence. We also have chamber music and recitals, films with live scores, our annual celebration of Mexican music and culture, reggae, and American Songbook—truly something for everyone!”
Among the summer highlights are the previously announced first annual Breaking Barriers festival, curated by Marin Alsop (July 29–31); Ravinia debuts by rising stars pianist Alexander Malofeev, soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, and baritone Lucas Meachem; global music artists A.R. Rahman, Ziggy Marley, and the Amjad Ali Khan Trio; gospel singer Lizz Wright; country legend Dwight Yoakam; and contemporary artists such as Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, Arrested Development, Grace Potter, and The Australian Pink Floyd Show, among others; and a return to a full lineup of offerings for the first time since 2019.
The Ravinia Steans Music Institute (RSMI)–Ravinia’s intensive summer training program for young artists–has named violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery as its composer in residence as part of the 2022 Piano & Strings program. From June 27 to July 1, Montgomery will hold individual and chamber music coaching sessions with RSMI fellows focused on several of her compositions. On July 2, her works Source Code and Break Away for string quartet will be performed by the young professional musicians, as will Peace for Violin and Piano, originally composed for RSMI alum Elena Urioste.