Kevin Murphy

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Masterclass with Pianist Kevin Murphy

Artistic Director of the RSMI Singers Program

Donor Gates Open:
12:30 PM
Gates Open:
12:30 PM
Concert Starts:
1:30 PM
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Tickets:

Free General Admission with Advance Ticket

Please reserve tickets to this event before arriving at the venue. Free admission will still be offered at the door, pending availability.

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.

Getting Here:/   Free Parking / No Park and Ride /   Free Metra UP-N Park in the South Parking Lot at 201 St. Johns Avenue. The lot opens at the same time as the gate opening time listed above. The West Parking Lot is closed and Park and Ride shuttles are not running for this event. More Parking Info Ride the Metra Union Pacific North Line train to and from Braeside station (5-minute walk away) for free with your Ravinia ticket. More Train Info

  Restaurants, Bars, & Concessions in the Park Dining and concessions facilities are closed at this performance. Make a Reservation 

 Livestreamed on YouTube This RSMI masterclass is free to experience in person at Bennett Gordon Hall or on Ravinia’s YouTube channel wherever you are. View this season’s and past livestreams.

 Views of the Stage Bennett Gordon Hall is an indoor venue. The stage is not visible from any location on the Lawn, nor is audio from the performance broadcast to the Lawn.

 When Do Tickets Go On Sale? Public ticket sales open at 8:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24, exclusively here at Ravinia.org. Ravinia donors receive online access to tickets as early as March 19 or during mid-April.

About the Performance

The Program for Singers offers a unique setting for 15 classical singers to delve deeply into the vast repertoire of art song for three weeks. Fellows are paired with staff collaborative pianists to work with a faculty of distinguished musicians, pedagogues, and scholars on varied aspects of vocal performance, including style, technique, language, diction, dramaturgy, performance, and career preparation.

In addition to several afternoon and evening concerts presented during the summer, the musicians participate in a series of public masterclasses, where the faculty or a Ravinia guest artist provide in-the-moment insights on the fellows’ performances of excerpts from their repertoire, guiding both the growth of their interpretations and sharing the experience with all in attendance.

This masterclass is led by pianist Kevin Murphy, who has been Artistic Director of the Singers Program since 2012. A leading figure in the world of classical vocal music, he was the first pianist and vocal coach to join the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, and from 1993 to 2006 he was an assistant conductor with the company. Murphy has played continuo harpsichord for many opera productions at the Met and at Ravinia, among other venues, and he has collaborated in concert with such artists as Michelle DeYoung, Thomas Hampson, Danielle de Niese, Lawrence Brownlee, Marcelo Alvarez, Gary Lakes, Kathleen Battle, Nathan Gunn, Elina Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, Cecilia Bartoli, Frederica von Stade, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Gerald Finley, Kiri Te Kanawa, Wolfgang Brendel, and Christine Brewer.

Performers

Kevin Murphy, piano and host
RSMI Singers Program Fellows

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Program

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