Ravinia 2013 Artists Dominate Billboard’s Classical Chart

Upcoming Ravinia artists shook upBillboard’s Classical charts this week with the new CD Violin Lullabies by Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hole on the local Cedille label debuting in the number-one spot. The Brooklyn Rider CD A Walking Fire also entered the charts this week at number four. Pine performs the complete Paganini Caprices on Ravinia’s $10 BGH Classics series on Aug. 17 and repeats the feat on Aug. 18. Brooklyn Rider, featuring members of the acclaimed ensemble The Knights, makes its Ravinia debut on July 16. Also on the charts, Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposedfeaturing violinist Daniel Hope holds strong at number 14 after 27 weeks on the charts. Hope makes his Ravinia debut recreating this hit album with the Chicago Philharmonic on June 23.