Alexander Platt, Arranger and Conductor
Ensemble Dal Niente
Singers from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
Actors from Writers' Theatre
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Program to include works by Carter, as well as:
Bernstein/arr. Osborne and Platt: Songfest (world premiere)
This Fourth of July celebrate a wholly American program with Ravinia! Modern-day classical icon Leonard Bernstein began sketching a song cycle based on the works of 13 American poets for the Bicentennial, though the work wasn’t completed and premiered until the following year. The result was Songfest, a 12-piece work for six vocalists and orchestra, which the composer himself conducted in its entirety at Ravinia with the National Symphony Orchestra back in 1985.