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.


Psalm 148

Two Love Songs

"I Go On" from Mass

Selections from Songfest
A Julia de Burgos
Zizi's Lament
To What you Said

La Bonne Cuisine
Plum Pudding
Queues de Boeuf
Tavouk Guenksis
Civet à Tout Vitesse

Selected Rückert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn Songs
Liebst du um Schönheit
Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald

General William Booth Enters Into Heaven

Selections from Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson
Heart We Will Forget Him
I've Heard and Organ Talk Sometimes

Selections from West Side Story
I Feel Pretty

Selections from Trouble in Tahiti
There's A Law
What a Movie

Selections from Candide
We are Women
Oh Happy We
Make Our Garden Grow

Cadie Jordan, soprano (2017)
Rebecca Ringle Kamarei, mezzo soprano (2012)
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor (2018)
Alex Lawrence,
 baritone (2017)
Kevin Murphy, piano (program director)
Alexander Hersh, cello (2015, 2016)

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:30 PM, "Bernstein and Friends" Recital in BGH

Monday, January 29, 2018
7 PM, "Bernstein and Friends" Recital in Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, Tucson Arizona

See RSMI alums at the Tucson Desert Song Festival

Sasha Cook (2006) in Trouble in Tahiti
Friday, February 2, 7:30 PM
Saturday February 2, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

Cadie Jordan (2017) and David Margulis (2013) in “A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein”
Friday, February 2, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 4, 1 PM

Download the RSMI 2018 RSMI Singers Tour Schedule (pdf)

Piano and Strings

  String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18

Allegro con moto
Intermezzo. Andante sostenuto
Scherzo. Allegro di molto
Allegro vivace

Miriam Fried, Violin
Maria Ioudenitch, Violin
Zhanbo Zheng, Viola
Zoë Martin-Doike, Viola
Zlatomir Fung, Cello


String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Adagio ma non troppo
Andante con moto ma non troppo
Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
Grosse Fuge

Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Miriam Fried, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zlatomir Fung, cello

Miriam Fried, violin (program director)
Maria Ioudenitch, violin (RSMI ’16, ’17)
Zhanbo Zheng, viola (RSMI ’16, ’17)
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola (RSMI ’14, ’17)
Zlatomir Fung, cello (RSMI ’16, ’17)

Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 8:30 p.m.
$10 BGH Classics
Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, Illinois

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
New York, New York

Friday, April 20, 2018, at noon
Tri-I Noon Recitals, Rockefeller University
New York, New York

Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.
Treetops Chamber Music Society
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan Connecticut

Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, Massachusetts

Download the RSMI 2018 RSMI Piano and Strings Tour Schedule (pdf)

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.