CSO: A Tribute to Ira Gershwin

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou
, Conductor
Kevin Cole, Piano / Host
Sylvia McNair, Vocalist
Ryan VanDenBoom, Vocalist / Dancer
Leslie Kritzer, Vocalist

Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
3:00 PM
Public Gates Open
5:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $90 / $25
Lawn: $20

Wine Club Reserved: SOLD OUT
Wine Club Lawn: SOLD OUT

3:30 p.m. Ravinia Wine Club sponsored by Terlato Wines.

Stay late for Tony-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr.
Your $20 lawn ticket also gets you onto the lawn for the 8:30 p.m. Leslie Odom Jr. performance.


Gershwin:   Overture to Funny Face

"I Love to Rhyme" from The Goldwyn Follies
"What Can You Say in a Love Song" from Life Begins at 8:40
"Blah, Blah, Blah" from Delicious

"The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)" from Ladies First
"Waiting for the Sun to Come Out" from The Sweetheart Shop
Gershwin:   "The Man I Love" from Strike Up the Band (arr. David Snyder)
Gershwin:   "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess (arr. Brian Eads)
Gershwin:   "I Got Rhythm" from Girl Crazy (arr. Eads)
Gershwin:   Rhapsody in Blue
Duke:   "I Can't Get Started" from Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (arr. Nelson Riddle/Snyder)
Weill:   "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)" from Lady in the Dark
Kern:   "Midnight Music"/"Long Ago (and Far Away)" from Cover Girl (arr. Eads)
Kevin Cole:   "Taking No Chances on You" from The Barkleys of Broadway (arr. Snyder)
Duke:   "Words Without Music" from Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (arr. Eads)
Arlen:   "The Man That Got Away" from A Star Is Born (arr. Snyder)
Warren:   "Shoes With Wings On" from The Barkleys of Broadway (arr. Snyder)
Gershwin:   "Love Is Here to Stay" from The Goldwyn Follies (arr. Snyder)

Park Details

Experience Ravinia's KidsLawn
at today’s concert!

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For select concerts, including today’s, our new interactive, family-friendly space on the north lawn will be open for you to experience with your children. Today's KidsLawn offers an instrument petting zoo, arts & crafts, and live performance activities in addition to our large-scale percussion instruments that will be open to kids of all ages.   See a full listing of KidsLawn dates.

Concert Information

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