Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman was named 2018 Chicagoan of the Year for Classical Music by the Chicago Tribune for his multi-year celebration of Leonard Bernstein. The celebration continues in 2019!

Admiring Bernstein as a composer, conductor, Broadway legend, TV star, political activist, and America’s music teacher, Ravinia has programmed his works and the works of composers he championed, including the theater works Mass, Candide, and Trouble in Tahiti and the films West Side Story and On the Waterfront, plus the US-bicentennial masterpiece Songfest.

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