RSMI Vocal Concert

Bernstein & Friends

BGH Classics Series

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

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, January 27, 2018
7:30 PM
Gates Open
8:30 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $11

Ticket and Dining Package: $50
No lawn sales

Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
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Bernstein   Psalm 148
Bernstein   Two Love Songs
Bernstein   “I Go On” from Mass
Bernstein   Selections from Songfest
A Julia de Burgos
Zizi’s Lament
To What You Said
Bernstein   La bonne cuisine
Mahler   Selected Rückert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn Songs
Liebst du um Schönheit
Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald
Ives   General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
Copland   Selections from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Heart, We Will Forget Him
I’ve Heard an Organ Talk Sometimes
Bernstein   Selections from West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
Bernstein   Selections from Trouble in Tahiti
There’s a Law
What a Movie!
Bernstein   Selections from Candide
We Are Women
Oh, Happy We
Make Our Garden Grow

Concert Information

As Ravinia prepares to launch its two-season centennial celebration of the great American composer/conductor/pianist Leonard Bernstein this summer, catch a sneak peek of this “Best of All Possible Worlds” with a quartet of vocalists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and pianist Kevin Murphy, the longtime Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor and guest musician who leads the RSMI Program for Singers.
On this evening’s program, RSMI vocalists will “Take Care of This House” with a survey of songs by Bernstein and friends, including selections from his theater masterworks West Side Story and Candide as well as a showcase of his talent for making music with any words, whether by beloved American poets (Songfest) or from fine French cooking (La bonne cuisine). Also featured will be the American pioneer and folk spirit embodied in the music of Charles Ives and Aaron Copland, both of whom Bernstein ardently brought to the ears of the world, as well as classic songs by Mahler, whose music would not be so beloved today without Bernstein’s dedicated stewardship.