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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Renowned Conductor Marin Alsop Celebrates Leonard Bernstein

Renowned Conductor Marin Alsop Celebrates Leonard Bernstein

Newcity music writer Dennis Polkow sits down with conductor Marin Alsop.

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"He gave me the greatest gift a teacher can give a student, which is the belief in myself. A sense that I could really follow my instincts. I didn't have to use my brain so much, I could be emotive. I think that's the hardest thing for young people, is to let go of their self-consciousness and really connect with the musicians and the music." - Conductor Marin Alsop talking about what she learned from legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

 Dennis Polkow and Marin Alsop

Dennis Polkow and Marin Alsop

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop was named Ravinia’s first artistic curator.  Alsop will both conduct and advise as part of a multi-year celebration of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

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Among the many Bernstein-related programs coming up at Ravinia is a new production of Bernstein's 1971 work of musical theatre, MASS.  The Alsop-led performance, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will take place Saturday July 28. Click here for more details.

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Check out Ravinia's full season schedule here.

Arts Section Roundtable Discussion: ART DESIGN CHICAGO

Arts Section Roundtable Discussion: ART DESIGN CHICAGO

Great Performances Fill DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT

Great Performances Fill DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT