The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the crown jewel of Ravinia's classical programming, kicks off its annual summer residency at the festival with a concert of American favorites at 5 p.m. on July 4.
The performance will feature Ashley Brown (www.ashleybrownonline.com) who won rave reviews in the title role of Mary Poppins on Broadway and recently made her Lyric Opera debut in an acclaimed production of Show Boat.
Steven Reineke, music director of the New York Pops and principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach and Modesto symphony orchestras and known as a protégé of Ravinia's beloved Erich Kunzel, will lead the CSO. Evening features American music that runs the gamut from patriotic anthems to Disney hits and Broadway favorites.
The annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra summer residency features concerts from July 4 through Aug. 20 at Ravinia Festival.
Tickets and information at www.ravinia.org
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