The Voice Of Whitney: A Symphonic Celebration at The Pavilion at Ravinia

The Voice Of Whitney Tickets

Ravinia Pavilion | Highland Park, Illinois

The Voice Of Whitney

The world premiere of The Voice Of Whitney: A Symphonic Celebration with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to the Pavilion at Ravinia on 30 August 2024!

She is a cultural icon, holds the Guinness World Record for the most awarded female artist of all time, her legacy is incomparable, her instrument immortal, and has been rated as the second greatest singer of all time. And now, 12 years after her untimely death, the acclaimed Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing an original tribute concert celebrating Whitney Houston to the stage for the very first time!

The dynamic, one-of-a-kind production celebrates Whitney Houston's astounding musical legacy with new, original orchestrations of her vast catalog like never before, weaving through her iconic songbook, film performances, intimate home videos, and rare, never-before-seen photos and footage in one of the season's most noteworthy and anticipated concerts.

Tickets are only $49, so bring friends, family, and a picnic and immerse yourself in Whitney Houston's wonderful voice on an unforgettable night under the stars!

She was aptly nicknamed “The Voice”.

She had the perfect vibrato, incomparable timbre, and impeccable intonation. Her voice was sometimes operatic, incredibly emotive, robust, full, and powerful. She had nearly superhuman vocal stamina. Her voice had seemingly no natural break between the high and low registers. She never overused melodic embellishments, yet applied them with style and sensitivity whenever she used them. When performing live on stage, she could replicate or surpass the same tone, power, and range displayed in recordings – concrete proof of her musicianship and unique ability to truly engage with the music. She handled her material with such expertise and attention to detail that the songs, regardless of what they were and who they were written by, became hers and hers alone. The ripples of her voice dominated and will continue to dominate the landscape of pop music.

She broke down racial and gender barriers, paving the way for black female artists.

She was a national treasure, a phenomenon.

It is indisputable that Whitney Houston's music elicits so much joy. Still, this joy is tinged with an instinctive sadness about what we had and lost.

What better way to pay tribute to one of the most ground-breaking artists in music history than combining her prodigious music with the expressiveness a slightly more classical approach offers?

The acclaimed Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing pure musical magic to the stage, celebrating the astounding, unparalleled legacy of Whitney Houston with everything one could possibly expect: from her legendary Superbowl XXV performance of “Star Spangled Banner” to timeless hits such as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, “Higher Love”, “I Will Always Love You”, and “How Will I Know”, among many others.

The incredible Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra – one of the most versatile, innovative, and ambitious orchestras in the States - has a long history of reimagining the orchestra concert experience for people from all walks of life. With nearly 200 of the finest musicians in the Chicago metropolitan area, the orchestra is set to dazzle, whether you are a symphony regular or a newbie.

The Pavilion at Ravinia regularly hosts performers of the highest caliber, and this star-studded Ravinia Festival season will be no different. The covered outdoor 3,400-seat amphitheatre guarantees a fantastic, unforgettable night under the stars with top entertainment like no other!

The Voice Of Whitney at Ravinia Pavilion

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