RSMI Singers Get Nine Songs To Call Their Own In A Concert of Premiers

All summer Ravinia has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of its summer conservatory, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. Perhaps the biggest celebration yet comes tonight, Aug. 12, with a concert that boasts nine world-premiere songs, commissioned for the milestone year. Tickets are just $10, and all ticket-holders are invited to a post-concert party. The songs are Jake Heggie’s By the Spring, at SunsetAaron Jay Kernis’s setting of Walt Whitman’s Clear MidnightRamsey Lewis’s Quiet MomentsDavid Ludwig’s Still LifeStephen Paulus’s Was It All a Dream?, Augusta Read Thomas’s Twilight Butterfly, and a three-song cycle by Roberto Sierra called Décimas.