Sunday, August 7, 2022

Yours, Stephen Sondheim: His Letters, Mentorship, and Music with the CSO

Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley, and Alexandra Billings

Venue: Pavilion Part of: CSO Residency
Genre: Classical
Donor Gates Open:
2:30 PM
Public Gates Open:
3:00 PM
Concert Starts:
5:00 PM
Sponsor: Ravinia Women's Board 2022


Reserved Seats: $35—$145
Premium Lawn Blocks: $65*
General Lawn Admission: $15

* Price per person, space must be reserved for two, four, or six

Parking $10

Ravinia’s main public parking area is located at 201 Ravinia Park Road. This lot can reach capacity quickly for highly attended events. Cost of parking is $10. More Info.

When the West parking lot is full, you will be directed to our free Park and Ride lot at 1710 St. Johns Ave., where a shuttle bus will take you to the park. Please plan ahead for shuttle wait and travel times. More info.

Ravinia Wine Club
Select the “Wine Club” ticket option and join Terlato Wines for a pre-concert tasting. More Info.

About the Artist

Specially conceived by actor/director Rob Lindley, this evening celebrates the letters, mentorship, and music of “Encourager-in-Chief” Stephen Sondheim, whose example of uplifting peers as a teacher and audience regular we can honor “by being adventurous, by being generous, by showing up” (New York Times).


Yours, Stephen Sondheim: There's No Showing Up the Man Who Showed Up for Everyone

Read more on the Ravinia Backstage Blog

More Info


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Stites, conductor and music direction
Rob Lindley, stage director and concept
Featuring vocalists Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley, Alexandra Billings, Susan Moniz, Bethany Thomas, Devin DeSantis, and Chicago Artists Chorale


Yours, Stephen Sondheim hosted by Rob Lindley

Program to include songs from Company, Follies, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Anyone Can Whistle, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Merrily We Roll Along, and more

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