Lionel Bringuier returns to Ravinia Festival to conduct Ravel, Stravinsky, & Gershwin

Lionel Bringuier will make his greatly anticipated return to the Ravinia Festival this summer to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program of Ravel, Stravinsky, and Gershwin. Throughout the summer, the festival will celebrate the legacy of composer-conductor-pianist Leonard Bernstein, and two nights commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

With over 140 concerts planned for the season, events will include a lineup of classical, pop, country, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B artists, fulfilling the festival’s motto of “something for everyone.” Mr. Bringuier returns after he led the CSO and his longtime collaborator, Yuja Wang, in an exciting program of Brahms and Ravel in 2017. On July 13, Bringuier conducts Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919 version), Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and his Piano Concerto in F.

The concert will be hosted at the Festival’s main Pavilion, with reserved seats available in addition to places on the lawn. Please note reserved seat availability is extremely limited; purchase options and additional details can be found at