Artists of Ravinia seasons past and present were well represented on the list of 2015 GRAMMY winners. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Cheek To Cheek; this sensational duo brings their jazzy collaboration to Ravinia on June 26 and 27. Carrie Underwood, who has graced the Pavilion stage four times, won Best Country Solo Performance for her motivating song “Something In The Water.” St. Vincent, from Ravinia’s 2013 season, took home the award for her eponymous Best Alternative Rock Album, and Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer collected Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Bass & Mandolin. Songwriting duo Glen Campbell, of Ravinia’s 2012 season, and Julian Raymond picked up Best Country Song for Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” Hilary Hahn won Best Chamber Music Performance for In 27 Pieces—The Hilary Hahn Encores. Ravinia is especially proud to have hosted these outstanding artists. Congratulations to all Grammy nominees and winners!
John Legend is certainly living up to his surname taking home American Music, BET, Grammy, MOBO and Soul Train awards throughout his music career. Now he's now added a 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for his collaboration with hip hop artist Common for their song "Glory," which appeared in the movie Selma. What will he win next!?
You may have seen online advertisements for tickets for Ravinia’s 2015 summer season. Beware of websites that promise tickets to these events, as Ravinia has not begun any ticketing yet. Ravinia donor ticket sales begin as early as March 10, public online ticket sales will begin on April 28 and in-person sales at the Ravinia Box Office start in May. For more information, please visit Ravinia.org or call us at 847-266-5000.
Ravinia’s administrative offices will be closed for the holidays starting December 24, 2014, and reopen on January 5, 2015. Development staff will be available on Tuesday, December 30, and Wednesday, December 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ravinia’s administration office to receive year-end contributions and may be reached at 847-266-5461 or donate online now.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, following the success of their number-one, critically acclaimed album Cheek To Cheek, will perform two concerts together at Ravinia on June 26 and June 27. This will be Lady Gaga’s Ravinia debut and the 28th season Tony Bennett has appeared at the festival, where he first performed in 1984. Both artists will be accompanied by a full orchestra, along with each artist’s jazz ensembles, which will also serve as special guests for the evening.
Tickets will go on sale first to Ravinia Festival donors on March 10, with remaining tickets on sale to the general public on April 28. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. For information on contributing to the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs, call 847-266-5461.
Ravinia presents more than 140 events over its summer season, including the annual residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The full schedule will be announced on March 5.