Masterclass with Pianist Kevin Murphy at Bennett Gordon Hall

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at Gates Open: 12:30 p.m. Concert Starts: 1:30 p.m.

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Masterclass with Pianist Kevin Murphy at Bennett Gordon Hall

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.

For more information, call 847.266.5100 [email protected]

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