CSO at Ravinia: Mahler Symphony 8

Jul 26

8:00 PM

Friday, July 26, 2019

This event is at the Ravinia Festival.

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Program

Mahler Symphony No. 8

Performers

Marin Alsop conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus 
Duain Wolfe director
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus 
Angela Meade soprano
Leah Crocetto soprano
Jeanine De Bique soprano
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano
Clay Hilley tenor
Paulo Szot baritone
Ryan Speedo Green bass-baritone
Chicago Children's Choir 
Josephine Lee artistic director

Raised by an abusive mother, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green was so violent as a youth that he was thrown into juvenile detention. So amazing is his life story that it was chronicled in a 2016 biography that made the New York Times best-seller list. Along with his compelling tale of redemption, he possesses an extraordinary voice and the vocal skills to match. "The first dream I ever envisioned was to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in any form," he said. "So when that happened nine years later, I had already reached the pinnacle of what I thought I was capable of. Little did I know that there was so much more ahead." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories