Friday, August 30, 2024

The Voice Of Whitney: A Symphonic Celebration

WORLD PREMIERE!

Whitney Houston’s astounding musical legacy in new, original orchestrations with Chicago Philharmonic

Venue: Pavilion Part of: Kids Concerts Series Part of: CSO Residency
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
8:00 PM
Premier/Mainstage/Spotlight Sponsor: Sponsor Name
Media Support:

Tickets:

Reserved Seats: $45–$55
Lawn Reserved Blocks: $45*
Lawn General Admission: $40^

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

^ Price increases by $5 one week before the event; ticket selection screen shows current price

 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 April 10.

 Lawn Video Screens This performance will be shown live on a large video screen facing the North Lawn in addition to the Pavilion and South Lawn screens.

 Movie Screens The complete movie will be shown on video screens in the Pavilion and facing the North and South Lawns while the score is played live.

About the Performance

Ravinia Festival hosts the world premiere of The Voice of Whitney: A Symphonic Celebration , an original tribute concert celebrating the “most awarded female artist of all time” (Guinness World Records), Whitney Houston. This dynamic production celebrates the singer’s astounding musical legacy with new, original orchestrations of her sweeping catalog performed by Chicago Philharmonic. From her legendary Super Bowl XXV performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” to timeless hits “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Higher Love,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “How Will I Know,” among many others, audiences will be immersed in the world of Whitney as the evening weaves through her iconic songbook, film performances, intimate home videos, and rare never-before-seen photos and footage.

“We are thrilled to debut The Voice of Whitney at the Ravinia Festival. This venue is steeped in great music, history, and culture,” says Pat Houston, Executor of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston, about the inspiration behind the landmark project. “Whitney would have been excited to have her music performed with the acclaimed Chicago Philharmonic. Whitney loved the Chicago metropolitan area; it held a special place in her heart throughout her career. This concert event will be a perfect setting to further demonstrate Whitney’s virtuosity as a world-class artist. More importantly, her voice will continue to spread love and joy throughout the world.”

This official and authorized production is a collaboration between Pat Houston and the Estate of Whitney Houston, Park Avenue Artists, and Primary Wave Music. For the first time ever, the performance will showcase the original master recordings of Houston’s voice.

Performers

Whitney Houston master recordings, from her iconic songbook and film performances, plus home videos and never-before-seen photos and footage

featuring new orchestrations performed by

Chicago Philharmonic
TBD, conductor

Program

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COMPOSER:   PLAIN TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)
COMPOSER:   “SELECTION” from PLAIN TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)
–Intermission–
COMPOSER:   ITALIC TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)
COMPOSER:   “SELECTION” from ITALIC TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)
COMPOSER:   PLAIN TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)
COMPOSER:   “SELECTION” from PLAIN TITLE, OPUS (arr. ARRANGER)

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