RSMI on Tour

Steans On Tour: Players

"The young musicians who played my Second String Quartet so beautifully were extraordinary both in technical accomplishment and sensitive, musical intelligence."
    —Bernard Rands, composer

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a touring chamber ensemble series whose members are selected from among the most promising string players, pianists, and singers that have attended Ravinia’s summer conservatory. Tour repertoire for artists from the RSMI Program for Piano and Strings varies, but always includes three or four works for the ensemble. Tours featuring artists from the RSMI Program for Singers have included large ensemble performances with soloists as well as small chamber ensembles and solo performances.

The tours are designed to bring the musical richness of Ravinia to a wider audience, presenting both formal concerts as well as educational outreach and programming for schools and various community organizations. Musicians from both programs have appeared at such prestigious venues as Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum, the Library of Congress, the Tucson Desert Song Festival, Miami’s Friends of Chamber Music series, and New York’s Town Hall.

Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute has also been a pioneer in multiple cultural exchange programs in Havana, Cuba, sending artists from the RSMI Programs for Piano and Strings and Singers to the Festival de Música de Cámara and the Corhabana choral music festival.


Program to be announced

Artists to be announced

Dates and locations to be announced

Piano and Strings

  Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (Rosamunde)

Grace Clifford, violin
Miriam Fried, violin
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Gabriel Martins, cello

(b. 1985)
  Piano Trio

Grace Clifford, violin
Gabriel Matins, cello
Janice Carissa, piano

  Piano Quintet in F Minor

Miriam Fried, violin
Grace Clifford,
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Gabriel Martins, cello
Janice Carissa, piano

Miriam Fried, violin (program director)
Grace Clifford, violin (RSMI ’17, ’18)
Zhanbo Zheng, viola (RSMI ’16, ’17)
Gabriel Martins, cello (RSMI ’18)
Janice Carissa, piano (RSMI ’18)

Friday, April 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
North Shore Congregation Israel
Glencoe, IL
RSVP to Lisa Connolly or Molly Sender

Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 8:30 p.m.
$10 BGH Classics
Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, Illinois

Friday, April 12, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Tri-Noon Recitals, Rockefeller University
New York, New York

Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.
Treetops Chamber Music Society
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan Connecticut

Friday, April 26, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.
Harvard Music Society
Boston, Massachusetts

To book Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, please contact:

Molly Sender
Administrative Director
Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
847 266 5424

To reach the Ravinia Festival box office, please call 847-266-5100.