• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

Marin Alsop Appointed Chief Conductor & Curator of Chicago's Ravinia Festival

The Ravinia Festival has announced the appointment of conductor Marin Alsop as its new Chief Conductor and Curator

The Ravinia Festival, in Chicago, has this week announced the appointment of conductor Marin Alsop as its new Chief Conductor and Curator - effective from July 2020.

Marin will be the first person to hold the position since the festival's conception in 1936.

Her role will include conducting and curating of a series of concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra - including a program celebrating women and the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

"Marin Alsop is a consummate musician, whose varied experience throughout the world – from São Paulo to California, from Baltimore to Vienna – is unsurpassed ..." Ravinia Festival President Welz Kauffmann has this week said.

"She gets everything that Ravinia is about ... the tradition, the unique audience, the eclectic mix of music, the atmosphere and environment, the El Sistema approach to music education, and our very insightful Ravinia family of volunteers, trustees and staff ... and she is unfazed by the vagaries of working out of doors," he has said.

upcoming events

july 2024

16julAll Day27Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello & Baroque Cello Competition(All Day) Thomaskirche Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBaroque Cello Competition,Cello Competition,Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello Competition

august 2024

19augAll Day24Tibor Varga International Junior Violin Competition(All Day) Ferme-Asile, Promenade des Pêcheurs 10 1950 Sion SuisseEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Tibor Varga

22augAll Day01sepKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition(All Day) Schöntal Monastery, Klosterhof 6, 74214 Schöntal, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

26augAll Day30London Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, United KingdomEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competition

30augAll Day01sepBanff International String Quartet Festival(All Day) The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Box 1020 Banff T1L 1H5 Canada Event Type :Other Event TagsBanff International String Quartet Festival,string quartet


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right