Cynthia Erivo: "Legendary Women's Voices"

Gala Evening Benefiting Reach Teach Play

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop
, conductor
Cynthia Erivo, vocalist

Sunday, July 12, 2020
3:00 PM
Donor Gates Open
3:30 PM
Public Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts

Reserved: $35–$145
Lawn: $10

“CSOMG” and “Classical Grass” punch passes and “Classic Ravinia” admit-one passes are not valid for this concert.

NOTE: Ravinia's 2020 Season is Cancelled

Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of all public and privately hosted events on our grounds, including the 2020 season. More info.


Program to include songs by some of the greatest female singers of all time, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé


About The Artist

The year’s most buzzed-about singer/actor, Cynthia Erivo makes her CSO debut with a program titled “Legendary Women’s Voices,” saluting the strong role models who have inspired generations of singers. Her expansive range as an actress and a singer is reflected in the awards she has already won—the Emmy, Grammy, and Tony. The scintillating star’s impressive list of credits also includes the title role in the hit film Harriet, for which she received a 2020 Oscar nomination, as well as Widows and Bad Times at the El Royale. She came to prominence in the revival of The Color Purple on Broadway and will portray Aretha Franklin in Genius: Aretha.

Concert Information

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

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